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Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Mozzarella sticks are such a classic, and we simply love the taste of them! But did you know you can make them at home, in an air fryer, and they’ll taste just as delicious, be just as crispy, as any you could buy?

It’s true, and we’re sharing a recipe today so you can do just that!

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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 to make Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

This is such a simple recipe to make, all you need is an air fryer. Air fryers are essentially portable convection ovens that you can sit on your countertop and that cook food by circulating hot air from the top around food that sits in a basket.

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

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