How to Air Fry Frozen Mozzarella Sticks

Air fryer frozen mozzarella sticks are a delicious snack that you can make for your family! Air frying is an easy way to cook these treats, and they come out crispy on the outside with gooey cheese inside. This blog post will show you how to make them in your air fryer so that you can have this tasty treat any time of day.

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What is a Mozzarella Stick?

Mozzarella sticks are usually made of mozzarella cheese sticks that are coated in a breading, and then fried to make them super crispy. They’re a popular appetizer and are best served hot!

What’s the Best Frozen Mozzarella Stick to Use?

My favorite frozen mozzarella stick to use is Farm Rich. Farm Rich mozzarella sticks always come out perfect and the cheese doesn’t leak out.

Another favorite of mine is the Trader Joe’s mozzarella stick, but those have been hard to find lately.

In the end, the best frozen mozzarella stick to use in the air fryer is your favorite one!

What’s the Best Airfryer to Use?

My favorite Airfryer is the Ninja Foodi oven. I love it because it takes less than a minute to preheat and can be easily stored on the counter without taking up a ton of space. The Ninja Foodi Oven also is a multi-purpose so you can get more use out of it than just air frying!

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Airfryer Benefits

Airfryers are versatile and can be used for many different types of food. You don’t need to heat up the whole kitchen just to make a snack, which is perfect during hot summer months. They also don’t use any extra oil so make crispy snacks without the extra calories!

Airfyers also cook food at a fraction of the time so they’re perfect for quick dinners and snacks.

How to Make Frozen Mozzarella Sticks in the Air Fryer

Making mozzarella sticks in the air fryer is super easy! All you need to do is:

Open the bag and place the mozzarella sticks inside the air fryer basket. Make sure you don’t stack them!

Cook the mozzarella sticks at 360 degrees for about 6 minutes

After 6 minutes check on them – if they aren’t golden browned on the outside, flip them over and cook for another 2 minutes or so.

Allow mozzarella sticks to cool for a minute or two before eating.

Serve with a side of your favorite dip or marinara sauce!

Recommended Dips

My favorite dip for mozzarella sticks is marinara sauce! It makes it taste just like pizza. My favorite to use is Rao’s marinara, but you could also make your own.

Some frozen mozzarella sticks also come with their own marinara sauce or dip.

How to Store Leftovers

I don’t recommend storing leftovers. Mozzarella sticks are best served fresh! I recommend making just enough to eat.

If you do have leftovers, you could store them in the fridge and reheat later but they might end up a little mushy.

Frozen Mozzarella Sticks Tips and Tricks

Make sure to keep the mozzarella sticks in a single layer so they bake evenly.

Keep an eye on mozzarella sticks as they cook to make – some air fryers may cook at a faster rate!

If your air fryer requires preheating, make sure to preheat it to 360 degrees before cooking.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional information will vary depending on the brand of frozen mozzarella sticks you use. Generally they are (not including any dips or marinara):

Serving size: 3 sticks

Calories: 270

Fat: 15g – Carbs: 23g – Fiber: 1g Protein:12g

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Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks

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Mozzarella sticks are so easy to make in the air fryer! They're a perfect air fried appetizer or snack that's ready in minutes.
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes


  • 12 mozzarella sticks
  • marinara sauce optional


  • Optional if your Air Fryer needs to preheat: Preheat to 360 degrees
  • In the Air Fryer basket, place the mozzarella sticks in a single layer.
  • Place the basket into the Air Fryer and air fry at 360 degrees for about 6 minutes, or until golden browned. If the mozzarella sticks are not done after 6 minutes, flip them over and then air fry for in 1 minute increments until done.


Make sure to keep the mozzarella sticks in a single layer so they cook evenly.
Cook time will vary depending on your air fryer so keep an eye on mozzarella sticks.

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  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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