Air-Fryer Rosemary Sausage Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


about 2 dozen

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
These air-fryer meatballs were created as hors d'oeuvres for a friend's wedding and became an instant hit. Now we enjoy them often at our house. —Steve Hansen, Redmond, Washington
Air-Fryer Rosemary Sausage Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 pounds bulk pork sausage
  • Pretzel sticks, optional


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium heat; saute garlic with curry powder until tender, 1-2 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. In a bowl, combine egg, pimientos, bread crumbs, parsley, rosemary and garlic mixture. Add sausage; mix lightly but thoroughly.
  3. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls. Place in a single layer on tray in air-fryer basket; cook until lightly browned and cooked through, 7-10 minutes. If desired, serve with pretzels.

Test Kitchen tip
  • In our testing, we have found cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we have given wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 meatball: 96 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.