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a plate of mozzarella sticks and a pot of marinara dipping sauce.

Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks

Learn how to cook frozen mozzarella sticks in the air fryer in simple steps with this recipe. These air fryer frozen mozzarella sticks are ready in 8 minutes, you will love it! It is quick and easy to make, and one of the guaranteed way to getting a great result that it crispy on the outside, cheesy, gooey and melty on the inside.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, British
Servings 24 mozzarella sticks
Calories 45 kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 24 Frozen mozzarella sticks or bites this can be any brand of choice


  • Preheat the air fryer at 180C/360F for 3 minutes.
    Remove the frozen mozzarella sticks from its packaging and carefully arrange it in the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer making sure to leave some spaces in between them
  • Cook at 180C/360F for 6 minutes or until crispy on the outside and cheese melted in the middle.
  • Serve immediately with marinara dipping sauce or pizza sauce. enjoy!


PS: most recipe websites suggest cooking at 200C/400F, personally, I believe this would only cook the mozzarella sticks too quickly and explode during cooking.
  • I used Cosori 5.7l air fryer and was able to fit 24 frozen cheese pieces in the basket. If you are catering for more then be sure to cook them in batches.
  • Do not thaw before cooking and avoid stacking them so that they cook evenly Flip the cheese sticks halfway through the cooking time if need be, I did not need to do this
  • No need to spray the air fry basket with cooking oil for this recipe


Calories: 45kcalProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 160mg
Keyword air fryer frozen mozzarella sticks, air fryer mozzarella sticks, cheese bites
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