Skip to Content

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Pin This Recipe!

These air fryer mozzarella sticks have a crispy outside and gooey, cheesy center that is packed with flavor. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce for a delicious air fryer appetizer that is sure to please. Whether you opt for frozen or homemade, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.

Air Fryer mozzarella sticks

My guilty pleasure appetizer when we go out for dinner so much so that I try to make them myself at home like my Instant Pot Applebee’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip or even Garlic and parmesan Bites

You can find many more delicious Appetizers that are cooked in the instant pot or air fryer.

homemade air fryer mozzarella sticks

Why make Mozzarella Sticks in the Air Fryer

Whether you make it homemade or frozen mozzarella sticks in the air fryer this recipe is all you need. You will use less grease and be done in minutes.

What Do You Need for Homemade Mozzarella Cheese Sticks?

ingredients for mozzarella sticks

For Homemade

  • Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
  • Flour
  • Garlic Powder
  • Eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil cooking spray

For From Frozen

mozzarella sticks from frozen
  • One Box Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
  • Cooking Spray

Step by Step Directions to make mozzarella sticks in the air fryer.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees.
  • Prepare a breading station.
  • Whisk the egg in a shallow bowl.
  • Add seasonings to the flour.
  • coat each mozzarella in the flour mixture.
mozzarella in flour
  • Dip each mozzarella stick in the egg mixture.
mozzarella in the egg

  • Next dip each one in the panko bread crumbs.
  • Press hard making sure the panko sticks to the mozzarella.
dip mozzarella sticks in panko bread crumbs

  • Repeat the process with each one.
  • Place on a single layer on a tray and place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Spray each one with olive oil or cooking spray
spray with cooking oil
  • Air Fryer frozen mozzarella sticks
  • Remove and eat with marinara sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.
Dip mozzarella in marinara sauce

Frozen Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Instructions

  • Preheat Air Fryer
  • Place frozen sticks in the air fryer.
frozen mozzarella in air fryer basket
  • Spray each one with cooking spray or olive oil
Spray frozen food with cooking spray
  • Cook in the air fryer for 5 minutes then flip over.
  • Cook until golden brown.

Chef Tips and Tricks

Make sure you freeze the sticks or you will have a big mess and the cheese won’t stay inside the breading.

Spray each one with cooking spray to get a crispier outside.

Repeat the breading process to have a thicker breading on each mozzarella stick.

Frozen Mozzarella Sticks in air fryer

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store leftovers

Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

How to Reheat

You can reheat them in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes.

Can you use cheddar sticks instead of mozzarella?

Yes, you can use cheddar instead or any of your favorite cheeses. Just make sure you freeze them.

Air Fryer mozzarella sticks
Air Fryer mozzarella sticks

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

These air fryer mozzarella sticks have a crispy outside and gooey, cheesy center that is packed with flavor. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce for a delicious air fryer appetizer that is sure to please. Whether you opt for frozen or homemade, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 12 mozzarella sticks
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking spray or olive oil

Instructions

  1. Prepare a breading station
  2. one bowl with 3 whisked eggs, one with flour, and another with panko bread crumbs.ingredients for mozzarella sticks
  3. Mix flour and garlic powder.
  4. First coat cheese sticks with flour,mozzarella in flour
  5. Next dip in the whisked eggs.mozzarella in the egg
  6. Last coat each cheese string with panko bread crumbs.dip mozzarella sticks in panko bread crumbs
  7. Place in a single layer on a cooking tray and Freeze for one hour.spray with cooking oil
  8. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees
  9. Put in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  10. Spray with cooking spray or olive oil.
  11. Cook for 5 minutes and flip over for another 2 minutes or until golden brown.


For Frozen Cheese Sticks

Preheat oven to 390

Place in a single layer in an air fryer basket

spray with cooking spray Spray frozen food with cooking spray

Cook for 5 minutes then flip over for another 2 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 375mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Pin This Recipe!

Tartar Sauce Recipe - Sparkles to Sprinkles

Friday 13th of May 2022

[…] Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks […]

Skip to Recipe