Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min (plus 2 hr freezing)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
I tripled this recipe and froze some of the breaded cheese — now I can have warm, gooey mozzarella sticks whenever I want!



  1. Place the flour, beaten eggs and breadcrumbs in three separate shallow bowls. Season the flour and breadcrumbs with 1 teaspoon salt each.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the cheese sticks in half crosswise; dip in the flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. Repeat to coat each again in the flour, egg and breadcrumbs. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet; freeze 2 hours. 
  3. Preheat a 6-quart air fryer to 400˚ F. Coat the breaded cheese with cooking spray. Add to the air fryer basket in an even layer and cook, turning halfway through, until crisp and golden, about 6 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce.