Air-fried mozzarella sticks are a healthier alternative to the traditional fried version, offering the same crispy exterior and gooey interior without the need for deep frying. Here’s a simple recipe to make air-fried mozzarella sticks at home:


– 12 mozzarella string cheese sticks
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 2 large eggs, beaten
– 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
– Cooking spray
– Marinara sauce, for dipping


1. Cut the mozzarella cheese sticks in half to make 24 shorter sticks.

2. Set up a breading station with three shallow bowls. Place the flour in the first bowl, beaten eggs in the second bowl, and breadcrumbs in the third bowl.

3. Coat each mozzarella stick first in the flour, shaking off any excess, then dip it into the beaten eggs, and finally coat it evenly with breadcrumbs. Press gently to adhere the breadcrumbs to the cheese stick. Repeat this breading process for all the mozzarella sticks.

4. Place the breaded mozzarella sticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the mozzarella sticks for at least 30 minutes to firm up before air frying.

5. Preheat your air fryer to 390°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.

6. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Arrange the frozen mozzarella sticks in a single layer in the basket, making sure they are not touching each other.

7. Spray the tops of the mozzarella sticks with cooking spray to help them brown evenly.

8. Air fry the mozzarella sticks in batches for 6-8 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside, and the cheese is melted inside.

9. Remove the air-fried mozzarella sticks from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

10. Serve the air-fried mozzarella sticks hot with marinara sauce for dipping.

11. Enjoy these delicious and healthier air-fried mozzarella sticks as a tasty snack or appetizer!

These air-fried mozzarella sticks are crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, and perfectly seasoned with Italian breadcrumbs. They’re a crowd-pleasing appetizer or snack that’s sure to be a hit at parties or game day gatherings. Plus, since they’re air-fried, they’re lower in fat and calories compared to traditional fried mozzarella sticks. Enjoy!

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