Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Mozzerella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks, also known as fried cheese sticks, originated in Italy. They are typically made with mozzarella cheese, coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried until crispy. In recent years, air frying has become a popular cooking method for making mozzarella sticks as it produces a healthier and less greasy version of the snack.

Air Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: AppetizerCuisine: Italian
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Crispy on the outside, gooey and melted on the inside – these air fried mozzarella sticks are a healthier alternative to the traditional deep fried version.


  • 8 mozzarella sticks

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

  • Marinara sauce for dipping


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the mozzarella sticks into halves or thirds, depending on the desired size.
  • In a small bowl, mix together breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning.
  • In a separate bowl, beat an egg.
  • Dip the mozzarella sticks into the beaten egg, then coat them in the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Place the coated mozzarella sticks in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the coating is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove the mozzarella sticks from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
  • Enjoy your crispy and delicious air fried mozzarella sticks!


  • Make sure to preheat your air fryer before cooking to ensure even cooking.
  • You can use any type of breadcrumbs for coating, but Italian seasoned breadcrumbs add extra flavor.
  • For a gluten-free option, use almond flour or crushed pork rinds instead of breadcrumbs.

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