Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

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Make your own tasty mozzarella cheese sticks without the deep fryer—try the simple air fryer version! They’re coated with Japanese bread crumbs to give you that perfect, crispy bite!

Air Fryer Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 8


  • 8 slices of sandwich bread
  • 8 low-moisture mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 cup Japanese bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • Avocado cooking spray or your preferred cooking spray


  • Flatten the bread with a rolling pin and trim off the ends.
  • Spread a thin layer of softened butter on each slice of bread.
  • Place a mozzarella stick on each slice and roll them up tightly.
  • Dip the mozzarella sticks in whisked eggs, then coat them in bread crumbs until fully covered.
  • Put the coated sticks in the air fryer and give them a quick spray with avocado cooking spray.
  • Set the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 8-10 minutes or until they turn a golden brown.
  • Serve these delicious treats with marinara sauce! Enjoy your air-fried mozzarella cheese sticks!

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