Experience the ultimate blend of melty cheese and crispy delight with these homemade air fryer mozzarella sticks that are quick, easy, and irresistibly delicious.
Prep Time1 hourhr25 minutesmins
Total Time1 hourhr25 minutesmins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Recipe
8mozzarella cheese sticks
2 to 3eggs
1cupmarinara sauce,optional for dipping
Line the cookie sheet with wax (or parchment) paper, cut the mozzarella sticks in half, and set aside while assembling the bowls.
Assemble the first bowl by whisking the eggs until smooth.
Assemble the second bowl by stirring the flour, garlic powder, and salt together.
Assemble the third bowl by stirring together the breadcrumbs and parsley.
Dip one mozzarella stick into the egg bowl, covering completely and allowing to drip off any excess, then dip into the flour bowl, covering completely.
Dip it back into the egg mixture, and then dip into the breadcrumb mixture, covering completely.
Repeat with all of the mozzarella sticks. Place on the lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 25 minutes.
Once frozen, repeat the process of dipping each stick into the egg mixture, then the breadcrumbs.
Place back into the freezer for at least 25 minutes.
Spray the air fryer and the mozzarella sticks with cooking spray.
Preheat the air fryer to 380℉, place the mozzarella sticks spread out when preheated, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, checking in on them and possibly flipping them at 4 minutes.
Remove from the air fryer when the cheese starts to bubble and cool slightly before serving with marinara sauce!
Make sure to check your air fryer manual for cooking time guidelines for your specific model, as times and temperatures vary depending on the type of air fryer you have.
Dip each cheese stick in the different bowls one at a time for the best results. Also, be sure to let the egg drip off. Having extra egg on the cheese sticks will result in misshapen mozzarella sticks.
Freezing the mozzarella sticks before cooking will help ensure they have time to cook without the cheese oozing out.