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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

6 servings


1 hour 5 minutes

total time


1 (12-ounce) package mozzarella cheese sticks, each stick unwrapped and cut in half to make 12 sticks

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 large egg

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup marinara sauce, for serving


Step 1

Before frying, place the halved cheese sticks on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, assemble the breading and get out the air fryer.

Step 2

Whisk the mayonnaise and egg together in a medium bowl. Place the flour, breadcrumbs, onion, and garlic powder in a large bowl and whisk to combine.

Step 3

Working in batches of 6, roll the frozen cheese sticks in the mayo-egg mixture to coat, then in the flour mixture. Return the coated cheese sticks to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cheese sticks. Return the baking sheet to the freezer for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Heat the air fryer to 370°F. Fry 6 the mozzarella sticks for 5 minutes -- it is important not to overcrowd the air fryer. Repeat with the remaining sticks and serve warm with the marinara for dipping.




Serving Size

Serves 6


318 cal

Total Fat

23.1 g

Saturated Fat

10.3 g

Unsaturated Fat

0.0 g

Trans Fat



0 mg


687.6 mg

Total Carbohydrate

12.3 g

Dietary Fiber

1.2 g

Total Sugars

3.3 g


15.1 g

6 servings


1 hour 5 minutes

total time
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