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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

As part of my continued effort to experiment with the Hamilton Beach Air Fryer, I was inspired to try making my own mozzarella stick. I was inspired by a recipe that I found on ,  but I prepared it somewhat differently due to the ingredients I had available and also, because I prefer a shorter mozzarella stick.

The recipe that I am sharing with you below is the one that I prepared: They came out fantastic, and the kids LOVED them.

BONUS: The assembly of the actual sticks can be done in advance (and should be done at least 1 hour and 15 minutes in advance to allow for 1 hour of freezing time prior to air frying.)  Why is this a bonus?  Because if your kids are home and need an activity to keep them busy have them make a batch ( or three ) to freeze.  That will keep them busy for a while doing something productive that does not involve a screen.

WARNING: Freezing the breaded sticks ahead of time is key.  A few from the batch I made still oozed a bit, but most remained intact and were De-lish!


  • 10-12 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut in half
  • 1 egg, beaten (in its own bowl, large enough to accommodate a mozzarella stick)
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 c. breadcrumbs
  • 2-3 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1-2 tsp paprika
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • your favourite marinara sauce, for dipping


  • Mix together the breadcrumbs, granulated garlic, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl
  • Create a ‘breading’ station by lining up, in order:
    • cheese sticks
    • flour
    • egg
    • breadcrumbs
    • plate for breaded sticks


  • Dip each stick in the flour, then in the egg, then in the breadcrumb mixture, paying attention to coat the entire stick including the ends
  • as then plate on the ‘ready plate’
  • Freeze for at least one hour
  • Spray air fryer basket with nonstick spray
  • Arrange 10 of the prepared and frozen mozzarella sticks in the basket in one layer


  • Air fry 10 mozzarella sticks at a time, at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, turning over once about halfway through cooking.
  • Serve with your favourite marinara sauce and enjoy!

EASIER VERSION: Buy pre-made frozen mozzarella sticks and Air Fry them 😉

This is one of many recipes I tried in the Hamilton Beach Air Fryer.  For more click here 🙂


Happy Air Frying!


Disclosure: The Hamilton Beach Air Fryer was offered to me for review. I will only ever share with you products and/or services I believe in. All opinions contained within are my own and cannot be bought 🙂

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