Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks (Homemade Recipe)

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks (Homemade Recipe)

These mozzarella sticks from the air fryer are far superior to those from the store! A few basic ingredients will make this snack creamy and crispy.


  1. Eight sticks of string cheese or mozzarella cheese
  2. Half a cup of all-purpose flour
  3. two big, beaten eggs
  4. 1 cup breadcrumbs from Panko
  5. Grated Parmesan cheese, half a cup
  6. one tsp powdered garlic
  7. One tsp of Italian spice
  8. One teaspoon of optional paprika
  9. To taste, add salt and pepper.
  10. Nonstick cooking spray


  • The cheese sticks should be unwrapped and put on a baking pan covered with parchment. Freeze them until solid, about 1 hour. In order to prevent the cheese from melting too soon during cooking, this step is essential.
  • Arrange three small bowls. Put the all-purpose flour in the first bowl. Beat the eggs in the second. Add the Panko, grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika (if using), and a dash of salt and pepper to the third.
  • After dredging a frozen mozzarella stick in flour, shake off any extra.
  • Next, submerge it into the whisked eggs, letting any surplus run off.
  • In the end, coat it with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing it firmly to stick. Back on the baking sheet, place the covered stick. With the remaining sticks, repeat.
  • After coating all of the mozzarella sticks, place them back in the freezer for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 minutes. This procedure aids in the coating’s retention throughout cooking.
  • For around five minutes, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
  • Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. Place the mozzarella sticks in the basket in a single layer, ensuring they’re not touching. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your air fryer. Spray the tops of the sticks lightly with cooking spray.
  • Cook them for 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through to ensure even cooking. The mozzarella sticks should be golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!
  • Apply a little layer of nonstick cooking spray to the air fryer basket. Make sure the mozzarella sticks are not touching when you arrange them in the basket in a single layer. Depending on how big your air fryer is, you might have to work in batches. Apply a thin layer of cooking spray to the tops of the sticks.
  • To achieve consistent cooking, turn them halfway through the 6 to 8 minutes of cooking. The mozzarella sticks have to be crispy and golden brown.
  • Warm up and pair with your preferred dipping sauce. Have fun!

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