Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Prep 15 min


Cook 10 min


Ready in 25 min

Double the cheese, these air fryer cheese sticks are crunchy, delicious and oh so simple.


  • ½ cup (125 mL) flour
  • 3   eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Cheez-it® crackers, finely crushed (about 1 cup/250 mL after crushed)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil
  • 12   mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) onion powder
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) garlic powder
  •  Marinara or ranch for dipping, optional
  •  Chopped parsley, optional


  1. Spritz the trays of the Deluxe Air Fryer with oil.
  2. Place the flour in one Coating Tray or shallow plate. Place the beaten eggs in a second tray. In the third tray, combine the crushed crackers, panko, oil, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder and stir to coat everything in the oil.
  3. Coat the string cheese in the flour, shaking off the excess, followed by the egg, and then into the cracker crumbs. Dip them again into the egg and then the cracker crumbs one more time.
  4. Set the cheese sticks on the trays. Repeat until all cheese is coated.
  5. Place the trays into the top and middle shelves and set to ROAST for 10 minutes. Rotate the trays halfway through cooking.
  6. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with ranch or marinara sauce for dipping, if you’d like.


  • 6  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 480, Total Fat 25 g, Saturated Fat 10 g, Cholesterol 125g, Sodium 870 mg, Carbohydrate 41 g, Fiber 2 g, Sugars 1 g (includes 1 g added sugar), Protein 26 g

Cook's Tips:

Use the Cheez-It® mixture as a coating for pork, chicken, or even fish. Just bake or air fry until your meat has cooked and enjoy the flavor!

You can try this with any string cheese flavors! Or, buy a block of cheese and cut them into sticks.

Flavored ranch is in, so try adding a few dashes of hot sauce or sriracha to add a spicy condiment to your pre-made dressing to dip into.

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