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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks (Non Frozen)

air fryer mozzarella sticks

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Whether you’re throwing a party, preparing a snack, or cooking finger foods before the big game, Mozzarella sticks make for a delicious treat that will please even the pickiest eaters. While these snacks are more like tasty barrels of grease when deep-fried, preparing air fryer Mozzarella sticks requires only a misting of oil or cooking spray.

Seasoned with garlic powder and Italian seasoning, these cheese sticks are perfectly paired with a marinara sauce for dipping. If you’re not a fan of Italian spices, you can leave out the Italian seasoning and opt for Cajun, Taco, or ranch seasoning to add some different flavors to these cheesy delights. Paired with an alternative sauce like ranch or horseradish, these air fryer Mozzarella sticks can be seasoned for whatever flavors tempt you.

The result is a mouth-watering finger food you can enjoy even more than usual, knowing they have been prepared using a healthier option. With only a fraction of the fat, these air fryer Mozzarella sticks are packed with flavor. Coated in a delicious, air-crisped panko crust, these cheese sticks are an enjoyable snack you can eat guilt-free.

If you were trying to cook Frozen Mozzarella sticks click here: Frozen Mozzarella Sticks in the Air Fryer

Homemade Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

3 from 1 vote
air fryer mozzarella sticks
Homemade Air Fried Mozzarella Sticks
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Mozzarella Sticks
Calories: 118 kcal
  • 1 package mozzarella cheese cut into sticks
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp Italian seasoning
  1. Cut cheese into sticks (you know the size)

  2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, adding in salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.

  3. Pour panko crumbs on a plate.

  4. Dip cheese sticks in egg wash and then roll in panko crumbs, making sure the cheese stick is well-coated.

  5. Place coated cheese sticks in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. (on wax paper, plate or whatever)

  6. Spray basket with non-stick cooking spray.

  7. Place cheese sticks in the air fryer. Coat tops with cooking spray.

  8. Cook at 350°F | 177°C for 5 minutes.

Watch this video: how to cook homemade mozzarella sticks in the air fryer.

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  1. 1

    The directions say to use 400 F for 5 minutes. The video says to use 350 F for 5 minutes.

    Don’t use the directions (like I did), or else you’ll end up with burnt crust shells and molten cheese in the bottom of your fryer.

  2. 3

    While the flavor was great, it’s so difficult to get the breadcrumbs to stick. You’re left with light coverage in spots to let the cheese slip out.

    • 4

      I’d toss in flour first before eggwash then hit the breadcrumbs then double up go for eggwash a second time and once more into breadcrumbs for a thicker breading and crust that will fill in those lightly covered parts from only doing once!

  3. 5

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