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Air Fryer Meatloaf Recipe

Learn how to air fry meatloaf for an easy meatloaf recipe your family will love! Air fryer meatloaf is simple, quick, and so delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fry meatloaf, air fryer meatloaf, meatloaf in air fryer, Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf
Servings: 6 to 8 slices
Calories: 358kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 ounces herb-seasoned stuffing mix or stuffing mix of choice
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup ketchup or tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until just combined.
    1 pound ground beef, 6 ounces herb-seasoned stuffing mix, 2 eggs, ¼ cup ketchup, 2 Tablespoons garlic powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, ½ cup water
    air fryer meatloaf mixture in a bowl
  • Split the mixture in half, taking half and placing it on a sheet of aluminum foil.
    wrapping meatloaf to air fry with foil
  • Mold the meat into a loaf shape, then bring in the sides of the aluminum foil and fold them down.
    wrapping meatloaf with foil
  • Fold the top and bottom and bring them into the sides to create a foil container for the loaf. If folded properly, this should leave the top of the meatloaf exposed.
    meatloaf wrapped with foil
  • Repeat the steps to create a second loaf and place both loaves in the air fryer.
    two meatloaves ready to air fry
  • Air fry at 375°F for 25 minutes, or until the internal temperature of both loaves reaches 165°F according to a meat thermometer.
    two air fried meatloaves wrapped in foil on a tray
  • Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
    air fryer meatloaf on

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Notes

  • Aluminum foil is easy to wrap around the loaves, but you may also be able to use mini loaf pans (disposable or reusable) if you have them available.
  • Be careful not to over-mix the meat mixture. Mix until just combined.
  • Don't skip preheating the air fryer before adding the loaves to cook. This is an important step to the meatloaf cooking properly.
  • Just like ovens, air fryers can vary. Check the meatloaf before the 30 minutes is up using a meat thermometer to ensure it does not overcook. Check at the 15 minute mark, and continue cooking as necessary.
  • Don't skip out on resting the meatloaf after cooking it. Let it rest or it will fall apart when you try to slice it.
  • You can prepare extra of the ketchup and spice mixture to glaze the top of the meatloaf before they finish cooking if desired. Simply mix ketchup and the spices in a small bowl and brush over the meatloaves 5-10 minutes before the 30 minutes is up.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice (from 6) | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg