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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Healthier Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks are packed with flavor, have a great textured exterior, & of course, plenty of that cheese pull!!!
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Prep Time:1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time:6 mins
Total Time:1 hr 36 mins


  • air fryer


  • 6 string cheese cut in half
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning


  • On a small plate, I pour my flour.
    Flour on Plate
  • In a bowl, add the egg and milk, whisk together.
    Egg and milk in bowl
  • On a large plate (or I like to use a pie pan) add the panko, pepper, salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Mix together.
  • After you've cut your string cheese in half it's time to start assembling. Take one piece and roll it in the flour.
  • Then take that piece of floured string cheese and dip it into the egg mixture, making sure it's coated.
  • Then move it to the panko mixture, turning it, and or scooping the panko mixture on the cheese until it's fully coated.
    Coating in panko mixture
  • Move the coated string cheese to a freezer-safe container. Repeat until all the string cheese halves have been coated.
    Coated string cheese
  • You will have left-over egg and panko mixture, keep those you're going to double dip soon!
  • Place your cheese sticks in the freezer for about 45 minutes.
  • Now it's time to double-dip. Take the frozen sticks and dip them into the egg, and then back into the panko mixture. Repeat until all the cheese sticks are double-dipped.
  • Place back into the freezer for another 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees.
  • Once preheated, spray the bottom of the air fryer with non-stick spray and place the frozen cheese sticks inside. Spray the top of the cheese sticks with non-stick spray.
  • Cook the cheese sticks in the air fryer for 6-7 minutes, you'll want a couple of the cheese sticks to have started them oozing.
  • Serve hot with some warm marinara sauce.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese
Servings: 12 sticks
Cost: 5