Get ready to indulge in a blast from the past with a twist — homemade mozzarella sticks! From childhood cravings to grown-up snacks, there’s just something about these crispy, cheesy delights that never gets old. And guess what? We’re about to let you in on a little secret: they’re ridiculously easy to make at home, especially with the magic of an air fryer!

That’s right—no need to head to a local bistro when you can whip up these tasty treats right in your own kitchen. With just a few simple ingredients and your trusty air fryer, you’ll be enjoying crispy, gooey mozzarella sticks in no time.

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Why we love Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

We’re totally on the same page! There’s just something about that ooey, gooey, cheesy goodness that’s hard to resist, right? But with this air fryer twist, we’re taking the guilt out of indulgence!

With our recipe for air fryer mozzarella cheese sticks, you get all the crispy, melty deliciousness you crave without the deep-fried guilt. It’s like enjoying your favorite fast food treat, but with a healthier spin that’s just as satisfying.

Whether you’re hosting a get-together, cheering on your favorite team, or simply craving some melty cheese goodness, these air fryer mozzarella sticks are the perfect snack for any occasion. Plus, they’re super simple and quick to whip up, so you can satisfy those cravings in no time.

a cheese stick in a bowl of egg wash

What do Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks taste like

Mozzarella cheese is a true MVP when it comes to melting — its delicate, milk-like flavor and creamy texture make it perfect for creating that irresistible gooeyness we all love. And when you fry it up, it melts like a dream, giving you a stick of pure cheesy goodness that’s hard to resist!

But let’s not forget about that satisfying crunch. With each bite, you get a crispy exterior that gives way to that molten cheese center, creating a flavor and texture sensation that’s simply unbeatable. It’s no wonder we just can’t get enough!

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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!

raw breaded cheese sticks in an air fryer

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 the 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!
cooked cheese sticks in an air fryer

cheese sticks on parchment paper with one being pulled apart

Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

5 from 2 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Skip the deep fryer and make these easy air fryer mozzarella cheese sticks. Coated with Japanese bread crumbs for the perfect crunch!

Ingredients  

  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • 2 Tablespoons room temperature butter
  • 8 low-moisture mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup Japanese bread crumbs
  • Avocado cooking spray or spray of choice

Instructions 

  • Use a rolling pin to flatten the bread, then cut off the ends.
    8 slices sandwich bread
  • Spread bread with a thin layer of room temperature butter.
    2 Tablespoons room temperature butter
  • Add mozzarella sticks and roll up tightly.
    8 low-moisture mozzarella cheese sticks
  • Dip the mozzarella stick in whisked egg, then the bread crumbs, until fully coated.
    2 large eggs, whisked, 1 cup Japanese bread crumbs
  • Place in air fryer. Spray with avocado spray.
    Avocado cooking spray
  • Set air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
  • Serve with marinara sauce!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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