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Air Fryer Ricotta Balls Recipe

Ricotta Balls

Air Fryer Ricotta Balls

Course Snack, Starter
Cuisine Modern


  • Vortex Air Fryer


  • 250 g Ricotta Cheese
  • 3 Tbsp Plain Flour
  • ¼ Cup Basil Leaves finely chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 Egg separated
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ Tsp Salt


  • In a mixing bowl, add ricotta cheese, flour, egg yolk, basil leaves, salt & pepper. Stir to combine the mixture.
  • With wet hands, divide the ricotta mixture into 12 portions and shape into balls. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, olive oil, ¼ tsp salt and Italian seasoning.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white and set it aside.
  • Pick one ricotta ball at time and coat it with egg white, followed by breadcrumbs mixture. Repeat this process for the remaining balls.
  • Arrange the ricotta balls in the air fryer basket.
  • Select the AIRFRY programme and set the Temperature to 180 C and Time to 12 minutes. Press Start.
  • Halfway through, turn the balls around. Air fry the ricotta balls until light golden and crispy.
  • Serve ricotta balls with a marinara sauce or serve on top of spaghetti with tomato & basil sauce.
Keyword Air Fryer, vegetarian