Air Fryer Asian Meatballs Recipe

Air Fryer Asian Turkey Meatballs with rice and edamame is a healthy meal for dinner or lunch and great for meal prep!
PREP TIME:20minutes 
COOK TIME:20minutes 
TOTAL TIME:40minutes 
YIELD: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Meal Prep


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 large garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 medium scallions (finely chopped (greens and whites separated))
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce (plus more for topping)
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • Olive oil spray
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 cups shelled edamame (heated)
  • Sesame seeds (for topping)
  • Sriracha sauce (optional for topping)
  • fresh cilantro (optional for topping)


  • Crack the egg into a medium mixing bowl and beat with a fork.  Add the panko, garlic, ginger, scallion whites, and 2 tablespoons soy sauce and mix to combine.
  • Add the turkey and with the fork, mix to combine, being careful not to over-mix.  Roll mixture into 16 evenly sized meatballs, about 1 ounce each, place on a parchment lined sheet pan and set aside until ready to cook. (Thoroughly wash your hands and work surface.)
  • Spray the air fryer basket generously with olive oil.
  • Add the meatballs in an even layer, cooking in batches if needed, and cook at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through cook time.  If cooking in batches, cover the first batch in foil and, if needed, add it back to the air fryer for 1 minute to warm before serving.

Oven Method

  • Bake the meatballs in the oven at 400°F for 20 minutes.

To assemble bowls:

  • While the meatballs are cooking, combine the rice with the sesame oil and scallion greens.
  • Add ¾ cup each of rice to 4 bowls.
  • Top each with 4 meatballs and ½ cup edamame.
  • Drizzle each with 2 teaspoons soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds then top with sriracha, if using.


Bake the meatballs in the oven at 400°F for 20 minutes.


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 483kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 37gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 736mgFiber: 11gSugar: 3g
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