Air Fryer Meatloaf

Air Fryer Meatloaf

Background and History

Embark on a modern twist to the classic meatloaf with our guide to air fryer meatloaf. As a contemporary kitchen favorite, air fryers provide a quicker, healthier alternative to traditional cooking methods, offering a deliciously crispy exterior while preserving the moistness and flavor of the meatloaf within.


1 ½ pounds ground beef (90% lean)

1 cup breadcrumbs

1 cup milk

2 large eggs, beaten

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ cup ketchup (for topping)

Cooking spray or oil for air frying




Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Preheat the Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

Combine Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, beaten eggs, chopped onion, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, dried thyme, and dried oregano.

Shape the Loaf:

Form the meat mixture into a loaf shape suitable for the air fryer basket.

Air Fry

Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray or oil. Place the meatloaf in the basket and air fry for approximately 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (70°C).

Top with Ketchup

In the last 5 minutes of cooking, spread a layer of ketchup over the top of the meatloaf.

Rest and Serve

Allow the meatloaf to rest for a few minutes before slicing. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 350

Protein: 22g

Fat: 18g

Carbohydrates: 25g

Fiber: 2g


Adjust cooking times based on the size and model of your air fryer.

Ensure the internal temperature reaches the recommended level for safe consumption.

Allergy Warning

Check for potential allergens in breadcrumbs or condiments, and adjust ingredients accordingly to accommodate dietary needs.

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