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Air-Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"These ooey, gooey mozzarella sticks are sure to impress. The best part: because they are air fried, they're better for you than their fried cousin! Season with garlic salt and serve with marinara sauce for dipping."
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1 h 35 m servings 246
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place water, flour, cornstarch, cornmeal, garlic powder, and salt in a wide, shallow bowl; mix into a batter the consistency of pancake batter. Adjust ingredients if needed to get the right consistency.
  2. Stir panko, salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and basil together in another wide, shallow bowl.
  3. Lightly coat each mozzarella stick with flour. Dip each stick in the batter and toss in the panko mixture until fully coated. Place sticks in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
  4. Heat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions. Place a row of mozzarella sticks in the fryer basket. Spray with a light coat of cooking spray. Cook sticks for 6 minutes. Open fryer and flip the sticks with tongs. Continue cooking until golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • The recipe is for regular mozzarella sticks, but you can substitute vegan mozzarella for the same effect.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 246 calories; 6.8 39.2 12.9 23 936 Full nutrition

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Made exactly as written and these turned out pretty good. The one tip I do have is to leave a good amount of space between each stick. I did leave a space but didn't allow enough. With the chees...

These are soooo good! I kept feeling guilty for eating this until I remembered it was air fried. Takes the real thing!

Very tasty. Made exactly as written.

Very good. Family liked them.

These were very good. I may try regular bread crumbs next time.