AIr Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Contributor: Emily Dingmann

You got it. We’re showing you how to make ooey gooey melty mozzarella sticks in the air fryer. You’re gonna love it and your family will too.

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. seasoning salt
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 6 mozzarella sticks
  • Cooking spray


  1. Whisk egg in shallow bowl or plate. Stir together bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, seasoning salt and garlic powder in an additional shallow bowl or plate.
  2. Cut mozzarella sticks in half, so that each stick makes two shorter sticks. Dip cheese into egg wash and then roll in bread crumb mixture, gently coating the entire cheese stick, including the ends. Repeat by carefully placing the cheese stick back into the egg wash, and then gently coat with breadcrumb mixture. Place on a smaller plate or platter that you can put in the freezer and repeat with remaining ingredients. Freeze mozzarella sticks for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Set air fryer to 390°F and preheat air fryer for a few minutes and spray mozzarella sticks with cooking spray on all sides, coating well. Note: do NOT spray the cooking spray in the air fryer!
  4. Place mozzarella sticks into air fryer, spreading them out, being careful not to crowd the basket. Split into separate batches if you need to. Cook at 390°F for 4 minutes, gently flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce.