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mozzarella sticks and a cup of marinara sauce on a white plate
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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks are a mouthwatering air fryer appetizer! These unbelievably crispy mozzarella sticks in the air fryer will make you quickly forget the ones from the freezer section.
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer mozzarella sticks
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 130kcal


  • Air fryer



  • Place cheese sticks in the freezer and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg until blended and set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix spices and bread crumbs. Set aside.
  • In a gallon sized ziplock bag, add flour and set aside.
  • Remove cheese sticks from freezer and cut in half. Put halved cheese sticks into bag with flour. Shake bag to gently coat all over with flour.
  • Dip each cheese stick in egg wash.
  • Dredge the cheese stick through the bread crumb and spice mixture. Make sure the cheese stick is covered on all sides.
  • Place all sticks back into the freezer for another 30 minutes. Do NOT skip this step!
  • Place covered cheese sticks in air fryer basket. Cook for about 4-5 minutes at 370 degrees. When timer goes off, remove basket from air fryer but allow mozzarella sticks to cool before handling. Shape any that have melted with a silicone kitchen tool.
  • Serve with marinara sauce and enjoy!



To freeze: Complete all steps before cooking. Allow sticks to freeze solid before transferring to freezer-safe storage. Safe to freeze up to three months.
Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.