Discover a new level of culinary excellence with Air Fryer Meatloaf – a modern take on a classic comfort dish that combines the traditional flavors of meatloaf with the convenience and efficiency of air frying. This innovative cooking method transforms the humble meatloaf into a succulent and evenly cooked masterpiece, showcasing the air fryer’s ability to deliver a perfect balance of crispiness and tenderness.

At the heart of this savory creation is a blend of ground meat, breadcrumbs, savory seasonings, and a medley of aromatic ingredients, all expertly mixed and shaped into a loaf. The air fryer takes center stage, cooking the meatloaf to perfection by circulating hot air around it, creating a delightful exterior crunch while preserving the juiciness within. This method not only reduces cooking time but also minimizes the need for added fats, making it a healthier alternative to traditional baking or pan-frying.

The Air Fryer Meatloaf stands out for its efficiency and versatility. The result is a flavorful and well-textured dish that satisfies the craving for a classic comfort meal without the extended cooking times. Whether you’re a busy home cook or an air fryer enthusiast, this dish allows you to enjoy the rich, savory goodness of meatloaf in a fraction of the time, with the added bonus of a perfectly crisped exterior.

Indulge in the delightful fusion of flavors and textures that the Air Fryer Meatloaf offers. It’s a testament to the versatility of the air fryer, turning a beloved traditional recipe into a time-saving and mouthwatering culinary experience. Bring the joy of a perfectly cooked meatloaf to your table with this modern twist that’s sure to become a favorite in your kitchen.

Air Fryer Meatloaf


For the Meatloaf:

  • 1.5 lbs ground beef (or a mix of beef and pork)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, minced garlic, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Form the meat mixture into a loaf shape.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together ketchup and brown sugar to create the glaze.
  5. Place the meatloaf in the air fryer basket or on the air fryer tray.
  6. Brush the glaze over the top of the meatloaf.
  7. Air fry at 375°F for about 30-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C). Halfway through cooking, you may need to drain any excess fat that accumulates in the air fryer basket.
  8. Let the meatloaf rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Information (Approximate per serving, assuming 6 servings):

  • Calories: 300-350
  • Protein: 20-25g
  • Fat: 15-20g
  • Carbohydrates: 15-20g
  • Fiber: 2-3g
  • Sugar: 5-8g
  • Sodium: 500-600mg

These values are estimates and may vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used. Adjustments can be made based on dietary preferences and requirements.