Looking for gooey mozzarella sticks? You have come to the right place to learn how easy it is to take frozen mozzarella sticks from a regular oven to the ease of an Air Fryer. Below you will find Air Fryer Cook Times and the best cooking temperature for air fryer mozzarella sticks.
If you have an Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi, chances are you are ready to take frozen foods to the next level. Not everyone has time for homemade from scratch recipes during the school and work week. Quite honestly its also nice to enjoy a meal, side dish or appetizer without a messy kitchen. Learning to make simple frozen food items quickly in the Air fryer can be relieving for any family.
But why an Air Fryer? Air fried frozen foods really assist in taking a flash frozen item and making it crispy on the outside and tender on the inside without any deep frying oil and in half the time. This Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks recipe, for example, can be done in under 10 minutes, with a short 5 minute preheat and a short 5 minute cook time. Golden Brown mozzarella sticks are amazing as quick snacks, an easy appetizer, and really to munch on during movie night!
If you have never used the Air Fryer for frozen to meal ready, you are in for a treat and will soon be a total expert!
FROZEN MOZZARELLA STICKS IN AIR FRYER
Just like cooking frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer, cooking mozzarella sticks in the air fryer is simply the best way to cook them. The outer bread crumbs are crispy and crunchy on all sides and the cheese in the center is so full of cheesy goodness that you may lose yourself in the whole box! In fact, we use this same method with making air fried babybel cheese too!
HOW TO COOK AIR FRIED MOZZARELLA STICKS
For this air fryer recipe, we used Farm Rich Breaded Mozzarella Sticks. There are probably many different brands at your local grocery store to choose from as well. While you can make homemade mozzarella sticks (which is another recipe entirely) there is no need to break out a block of mozzarella cheese, egg mixture and a deep fryer to enjoy the best cheese sticks. Just let the air fryer work its magic for rich mozzarella sticks and gooey cheese.
For best results, preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 360 degrees. Not preheating will completely alter the cooking time.
Place frozen sticks in a single layer in the air fryer basket and heat for 5 minutes, at 360 degrees. In our tests, heating on higher temperatures will explode the cheese out of the sides into having no cheese in the center.
Remove cheese sticks from basket (tongs work great) and serve immediately with a variety of dipping sauces.
MOZZARELLA STICKS DIPPING SAUCE IDEAS
- Tomato Sauce
- Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip
- Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce
- Homemade Marinara Sauce (or jarred is fine too)
- BBQ Sauce
- Homemade Ranch Dip
MORE AIR FRYER RECIPE IDEAS
An air fryer takes the hard work out of healthy recipes (or healthier depending on dietary needs!) without much time.
Breakfast in the Air Fryer: Did you know that you can make ninja foodi breakfast casserole?
Main Dish Meals in the Air Fryer: Perfectly seasoned air fryer chicken tenders complements every dish.
- frozen mozzarella sticks
- marinara sauce for dipping, optional
- Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 360 degrees.
- Place frozen cheese sticks in a single layer in the air fryer basket and heat for 5 minutes, at 360 degrees.
- Remove finished and air fried mozzarella sticks carefully from basket using tongs.
- Serve immediately while still hot and melty.
- Sauces that go great with cheese sticks are marinara and ranch.
- This recipe uses Farm Rich Breaded Mozzarella Sticks, which are slightly smaller than restaurant sized homemade mozzarella sticks as most frozen ones are. This 10 oz. package had 2.5 servings per box. 5 sticks is one serving.
- See full article for information on other air fryer recipe and links to homemade dips.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 422mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.