Air Fryer Crispy Cheesy Mozzarella Sticks

Air Fryer Crispy Cheesy Mozzarella Sticks

Air Fryer Crispy Cheesy Mozzarella Sticks - Indulge in the ultimate cheesy delight with our Air Fryer Crispy Mozzarella Sticks. These golden-brown sticks boast a perfectly crunchy exterior, revealing a gooey and molten center of melted mozzarella. Elevate your snacking game with this easy-to-follow recipe that guarantees a satisfying bite every time.


  • 12 mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Marinara sauce for dipping


  1. Prepare the Mozzarella Sticks:
    1. Unwrap each mozzarella stick and cut them in half to create 24 shorter sticks.
    2. Freeze the mozzarella sticks for about 30 minutes to firm them up.
  2. Set Up the Coating Station:
    1. In separate bowls, place flour, beaten eggs, and a mixture of breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
    2. Line them up in the order: flour, eggs, breadcrumbs.
  3. Coat the Mozzarella Sticks:
    1. Roll each frozen mozzarella stick in the flour, ensuring an even coating.
    2. Dip the floured stick into the beaten eggs, covering it completely.
    3. Roll the egg-coated stick in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  4. Repeat for Extra Crispiness:
    1. For an extra crispy coating, repeat the process by dipping the breadcrumb-coated stick back into the beaten eggs and then into the breadcrumbs again.
  5. Preheat the Air Fryer:
    1. Preheat your air fryer to 390°F (199°C).
  6. Air Fry to Perfection:
    1. Lightly spray the mozzarella sticks with cooking spray.
    2. Arrange the sticks in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching.
    3. Air fry for 6-8 minutes or until golden and crispy, flipping halfway through.
  7. Serve Hot with Marinara Sauce:
    1. Allow the mozzarella sticks to cool for a minute before serving.
    2. Serve these crispy delights with warm marinara sauce for dipping.
  8. Enjoy the Cheesy Goodness:
    1. Bite into the crunchy exterior and experience the ooey-gooey satisfaction of melted mozzarella.

Experience the joy of homemade Air Fryer Crispy Mozzarella Sticks – a snack that's crispy on the outside, melty on the inside, and utterly irresistible.

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