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Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

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Mozzarella sticks are such a classic, nostalgic appetizer or snack. From when we were kids to now, we simply love the taste of them! We’re here now to fill you in on a secret – these tasty treats are incredibly easy to make at home. With just an air fryer, you can make Mozzarella cheese sticks that are just as delicious and crispy as you’d get at a local bistro!

It’s true! And we’re sharing a yummy air fryer recipe so you can bring this snack into your home. 

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Why we love Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

We really love this recipe because the end result is delicious mozzarella sticks that taste just like the ooey, gooey, cheesy deliciousness from your favorite fast food place, but they’re so much healthier because they’re air fried instead of deep fried!

This recipe for air fryer mozzarella cheese sticks is the perfect one to whip out when you’re in charge of snacks for a get-together, or when you’re settling in to watch some sports, or even just if you’re in the mood for some melty cheese! It’s super simple, fast, and so delicious.

What do Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks taste like

Mozzarella is such a great cheese for melting, and its flavor is really delicate and sort of milk-like. When fried, it melts super well and you get a stick of cheesy goodness! 

In addition, these mozzarella sticks have a great and very satisfying crunch to them. They’re so good, we can’t get enough!

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What equipment you need for this recipe

This is such a simple recipe to make – all you need is an air fryer! Air fryers are essentially mini convection ovens. They use fans to circulate hot air around the food, cooking it slowly from all angles. You rest the food in a basket in the center or bottom of the air fryer, click a few buttons, and before you know it, you’ve got a crispy, melty snack! 

Because of the air fryer’s method of cooking, this means this recipe is so much less greasy and slightly better for you than it would be deep fried!

How to make Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

  1. Use a rolling pin to flatten the bread, then cut off the ends.
  2. Spread bread with a thin layer of room temperature butter.
  3. Add mozzarella sticks and roll up tightly.
  4. Dip the mozzarella stick in whisked egg, then the bread crumbs, until fully coated.
  5. Place in air fryer. Spray with avocado spray.
  6. Set air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
  7. Serve with marinara sauce!

 

Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

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Skip the deep fryer and make these easy air fryer mozzarella cheese sticks. Coated with Japanese bread crumbs for the perfect crunch!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Servings 8
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • 8 low-moisture mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 2 tbsp room temperature butter
  • 1 cup Japanese bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • Avocado cooking spray (or spray of choice)

Instructions
 

  • Use a rolling pin to flatten the bread, then cut off the ends.
  • Spread bread with a thin layer of room temperature butter.
  • Add mozzarella sticks and roll up tightly.
  • Dip the mozzarella stick in whisked egg, then the bread crumbs, until fully coated.
  • Place in air fryer. Spray with avocado spray.
  • Set air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
  • Serve with marinara sauce!

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