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Tasty and Easy Air Fryer Cheese Sticks

I have been wanting to make some air fryer cheese sticks forever. Love my air fryer! Any excuse to make a recipe in there is worth taking time to explore. Stay tuned for more air fryer recipes coming up soon.

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Mozzarella sticks and cheese sticks are a favourite of mine. My oldest daughter loves them too.

Honestly, what’s not to love about cheese melted in a tiny handy bite-sized snack form?

In fact, I used to go out of my way to find a Burger King drive through just to get some quick Mozza Sticks a few years ago. But we moved far away from Burger King and I can’t count on them during a pandemic anyways.

So, like a million other people around the world right now cooking and baking their little hearts out, I thought I’d try to make something new here.

How to Make Breaded Cheese Sticks in an Air Fryer

Air Fryer Cheese Sticks might be a tiny bit messy if you leave them too long, but they sure are delicious!


So, follow the mozzarella sticks recipe closely and don’t add time on. I often am guilty of this when I make my potato wedges. Not crunchy enough yet, I think and add 2 to 5 minutes, then they end up too crunchy so resist the urge.

Also, another tip: don’t slice too thin! I did that with zucchini chips I tried to make months ago and they became mush basically. Might take another try at those later. Zucchini is pretty watery when you cook with it.

Breaded Mozzarella Sticks

I thought I’d try to make them in the air fryer for lunch last week.

FYI, a lot of these recipes use cheese strings. I didn’t want to do that. Instead, I really wanted to use pieces of actual cheese, so that’s what we did.

Don’t miss cheese balls that my daughter made. I will post them next week. They were fantastic!

So, here’s the deal….the cheese pull from these was amazing! They melt beautifully and taste fantastic to me. Plus, I feel better about serving them or eating them because I made them in my air fryer.

Also, this air fryer cheese sticks snack, or lunch time meal is easy to make and share.

A Note on Air Fryers

This is the Philips air fryer that I have and I love it. It’s easy to use and affordable. There are newer versions of this same air fryer with more digital features. If you are not as concerned about the cost then get the newer version of my air fryer now.

Easy Tasty Air Fryer Cheese Sticks

Easy and tasty air fryer breaded mozzarella cheese sticks for snacks or lunch. Loving these ooey gooey cheese sticks as a snack or appetizer.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 150 kcal


  • Philips Air Fryer


  • 20 thick pieces mozzarella cheese do not slice too thin
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp favourite spices I love Clubhouse Vegetable and Herb Medley
  • cooking spray


  • Combine breadcrumbs and spices in a bowl and set aside
  • Chop Mozzarella Cheese in to thick rectangular pieces
  • Freeze the cheese for five minutes
  • Crack an egg into a bowl and whisk it
  • Remove the air fryer basket from machine and coat with light spray or rub gently with olive oil
  • Dip each piece of cheese into the egg coating both sides
  • Then switch and coat each side with the breading mixture
  • Freeze again for five minutes – don't rush that process
  • Place the breaded cheese sticks in the air fryer and cook – remove promptly when done and serve with a side of marinara sauce


Serving is 3-4 cheese sticks with marinara. Calories are calculated without the marinara. 


Calories: 150kcal
Keyword air fryer cheese sticks, breaded cheese sticks, cheese sticks
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

I don’t use salt for any of my recipes and haven’t used any for years. There’s typically enough sodium in things like sauces to make up for it. Also, I try to control high blood pressure with diet and exercise so no salt for me.


Air Fryer Love

What have you made lately? Do you have an air fryer? Do you love it?

In fact, I often says this but my counter space is prime real estate so the appliances need to earn their keep. This one earns its place.

Are there other air fryer recipes you’d like to see here? Drop me a line and I will try my hand at something new.

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.

One Comment

  • Susan Jacobs

    I finally found at the top of the recipe “card” that cook time is 5 minutes, but at what temperature? I want to try this, but need the temp! <3