Air Fryer Meatloaf


This juicy air fryer meatloaf is easy to make in a fraction of the time compared to cooking a meatloaf in the oven. Serve with your favorite sauce and mashed potatoes for a comforting meal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

This air fryer meatloaf recipe is easy to make with just a few ingredients. 

How to Cook Meatloaf In an Air Fryer 

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Air Fryer Meatloaf Ingredients

These are the  ingredients you’ll need to make this air fryer meatloaf recipe at home: 

  • Beef: This air fryer meatloaf recipe starts with a pound of lean ground beef. 
  • Vegetables: You’ll need an onion for the loaf and mushrooms to press into the top. 
  • Egg: An egg lends moisture and helps bind the meat mixture together. 
  • Dry bread crumbs: Use store-bought bread crumbs or make your own at home
  • Seasonings: Season the meatloaf with fresh thyme, salt, and pepper. 
  • Oil: Coat the top of the meat loaf with olive oil before cooking in the air fryer. 

How Do You Air Fry Meatloaf? 

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this air fryer meatloaf: 

  1. Mix the meat, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, and seasonings in a bowl. 
  2. Transfer the mixture to small loaf pan, press in the mushrooms, and coat with oil.
  3. Roast until browned, let cool slightly, the cut into slices. 

Cook’s Note

Air fryers vary, so start checking the meatloaf after 15 minutes.

How Long to Air Fry Meatloaf

In an air fryer preheated to 392 degrees F, the meatloaf should be perfectly browned after about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (72 degrees C).

What to Serve With Air Fryer Meatloaf

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How to Store Air-Fried Meatloaf

Tightly wrap your air fryer meatloaf in plastic wrap or aluminum foil (or place it in an airtight container). Store meatloaf in the refrigerator for three to four days.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“Easy, quick, and good,” according to one Allrecipes community member.

“It was delicious,” raves Blondie. “I will be making this one again. The only other ingredient I added was one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 mushrooms, thickly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 392 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, thyme, egg, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Knead and mix thoroughly. Transfer mixture to a small loaf pan. Smooth the top, press in mushrooms, and coat with olive oil.

  3. Roast meatloaf in the preheated air fryer until nicely browned, about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (72 degrees C).

  4. Let meatloaf rest at least 10 minutes before slicing into wedges and serving.

Cook’s Note

Air fryers vary so start checking the meatloaf after 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
19g Fat
6g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 707mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 361mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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