Air Fryer Fried Cheese is a fancy way of saying, “mozzarella sticks made at home without all the grease.” Mmm, actually, that sounds pretty good! A no-splatter recipe to deliver the melty, creamy cheese core with a crispy, crunchy breadcrumb coating all around? How could anyone say no? You certainly won’t want to, especially after you find the dipping sauce that you love the most with Air Fryer Fried Cheese. Few appetizers are quite so appealing!

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  • 8 pieces mozzarella string cheese, halved
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • cooking spray, to taste


Step 1 –In a bowl, whisk the eggs with the water.

Step 2 –In a separate bowl, combine the seasoned breadcrumbs, the panko breadcrumbs, the vegetable oil, and the garlic powder.

Step 3 –In a third bowl, add the flour, the salt, and the pepper.

Step 4 –Dip each halved mozzarella stick into the egg mixture and then into the flour mixture.

Step 5 –Dip the flour-coated mozzarella stick back into the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumb mixture.

Step 6 –Place the fully coated mozzarella sticks on a baking sheet and repeat until all of the sticks are coated.

Step 7 –Freeze the mozzarella sticks for at least 30 minutes and up to 6 months.

Step 8 –Preheat the air fry to 390 degrees F.

Step 9 –Generously spray the mozzarella sticks with the cooking spray.

Step 10 –Place the mozzarella sticks in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook until they are crisp, about 5-7 minutes.

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Step 11 –Serve immediately.