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Air-Fryer Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


2 mini meat loaves

Updated: Mar. 25, 2023
If you're looking for a hearty meal perfect for two, then look no further. This air-fryer meat loaf cooks quickly. Plus, it's easy to double for sandwiches the next day. —Michelle Beran, Claflin, Kansas
Air-Fryer Meat Loaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup crushed saltines
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. In a large bowl, beat egg. Add the milk, cracker crumbs, onion, salt, sage and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Preheat air fryer to 325°. Shape into 2 loaves; place in greased air fryer. Cook 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce; spoon over meat loaves. Cook until a thermometer reads 160°, 10-15 minutes longer.

Air-Fryer Meat Loaf Tips

How can you make sure your air-fryer meat loaf stays juicy?

The easiest way to keep your air-fryer meat loaf juicy is to avoid slicing it right away. Let it rest for about 10 minutes before digging in.

What can you serve with air-fryer meat loaf?

A side of air-fryer Brussels sprouts would pair nicely. Or try any of these fantastic side dishes for meat loaf.

How do you store air-fryer meat loaf?

This meat loaf recipe should last for 3 to 4 days in the fridge when tightly wrapped in foil. You can also freeze meat loaf for 3 months when wrapped in foil. To use, partially thaw in the fridge overnight. Then, unwrap and bake on a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan at 350° F until heated through and a thermometer reads 165° F in the center.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor, and Alicia Rooker, Taste of Home Recipe Editor and Tester
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 337 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 162mg cholesterol, 898mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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