These homemade Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks are so much better than frozen store bought mozzarella sticks, they are crispy on the outside and on the inside you will find melted cheesy goodness.
If you love gooey mozzarella cheese this recipe is for you. I love a good cheese pull and these crispy mozzarella sticks always satisfy that craving for me.
Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
Using an air fryer to cook your food has several benefits for our bodies. I’ve fallen in love with using an air fryer because I can get the crispy fried texture and taste without all the added calories and fat.
Why I Love This Recipe
Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks are easy to make and turn out so crispy on the outside and have the perfect cheese pull in the middle.
- Ready in under 30 minutes
- Easy to make
- Always a hit at parties
If you enjoy tasty air fryer appetizers you may also like this Air Fryer Blooming Onion recipe.
You only need a few simple ingredients to make these crispy appetizers. Most of these ingredients you will most likely already have in your pantry.
- mozzarella cheese sticks
- nature’s seasoning
Mrs. Dash: For a salt free seasoning, use Mrs. Dash Original in place of Nature’s Seasoning.
Red Pepper Flakes: Add in red pepper flakes to your breadcrumbs for a hint of spice.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
You only need a few simple tools to make this kid friendly snack.
How to Make Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
These mozzarella sticks are so easy to make, they come together in four easy steps.
Step 1: Cut your mozzarella
Unwrap your mozzarella sticks and then cut them in half.
Step 2: Prepare your breading for your sticks
In one bowl, combine the cornstarch, flour, and nature’s seasoning. Add the parsley to the panko in another bowl. Beat the eggs in a third bowl.
Step 3: Bread your mozzarella sticks
Coat the sticks in the egg then the flour mix. Next coat the sticks back into the egg and then the panko.
Step 4: Air Fry your mozzarella sticks
Place the battered sticks in the air fryer and spray with oil. Cook the sticks at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Let cool slightly before eating.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Looking for a way to change up your recipe? Here is my suggestion for you.
Mozzarella Cheese: Don’t have cheese sticks on hand? You can slice a block of mozzarella cheese into sticks.
Seasoned Panko: Use seasoned breadcrumbs for even more flavor.
I always serve my Air Fryer mozzarella sticks with pizza or marinara sauce for dipping. You can serve these as a snack, an appetizer or even as a side dish for dinner.
Every once in a while I like to have an appetizer dinner. I pull out our favorite appetizers like these Air Fryer Mozzarella sticks and we have a snack style dinner, it’s so easy, and the kids love it.
Want to make sure your Mozzarella sticks turn out perfect? Here’s my best cooking tips.
- Be sure to spray your breaded sticks well with oil, to help them crisp up and brown in the air fryer.
- Do not overcrowd your air fryer, make sure there is space for your sticks to cook on all sides.
Have questions for this fun appetizer recipe? Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Store your leftover sticks in the fridge in a storage bag or airtight container for up to three days.
Reheat in the air fryer for 3 to 4 minutes at 350 degrees. If you are reheating frozen add an additional 3 to 4 minutes to your cooking time.
Yes, you can freeze these mozzarella sticks once they are cooked and completely cool. They can be frozen for up to three months.
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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Recipe
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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
- Air Fryer
- 10 mozzarella cheese sticks
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup panko
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon nature’s seasoning
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- Cut mozzarella sticks in half
- In one bowl, combine the cornstarch, flour, and nature's seasoning. Add the parsley to the panko in another bowl. Beat the eggs in a third bowl.
- Coat the sticks in the egg then the flour mix. Next coat the sticks back into the egg and then the panko.
- Place battered sticks in the air fryer basket and spray with oil.
- Cook on 400 for 5 minutes.
- Let cool before eating.
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