Crispy Mozzarella cheese sticks are a popular snack among kids and adults alike. Learning to cook them in an air fryer is a quick and easy process. Air frying frozen mozzarella sticks is one of our go-to methods for preparing frozen food snacks, as it produces a crispy and crunchy exterior with a deliciously melty cheese center.
Simply place the frozen mozzarella sticks into the air fryer and let the hot air work its magic. Once cooked, the result is a satisfying and irresistible snack that will leave you wanting more.
Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
If you love frozen mozzarella sticks but hate having to wait for the oven to heat up and then the mozzarella sticks to cook you are going to love how quickly you can make frozen mozzarella sticks in the air fryer.
Air fryers are a great tool for making crispy and delicious snacks, and frozen mozzarella sticks are no exception. Cooking mozzarella sticks in an air fryer is a quick and easy way to get the crunchy exterior and gooey mozzarella sticks you love, without the mess and extra calories of deep-frying. With just a few simple steps, you can have hot and crispy mozzarella sticks in under 10 minutes, making them a great quick snack and an easy appetizer for any occasion.
Making air fryer mozzarella cheese sticks gives you crispy cheese sticks with melty cheese on the inside. This is our favorite way to make mozzarella sticks. Cooking them in the air fryer makes for the best frozen mozzarella stick filled with cheesy goodness without having to use a deep fryer!
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- Air Fryer Frozen Steak Fries
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Why Cook Frozen Mozzarella sticks in the Air Fryer?
Air fryer cooking is not just for making tasty air fryer recipes. Air fryer cooking is for making your life so much easier with the frozen foods too! Using an air fryer to cook the frozen foods saves you so much time, and personally after trying a few things I am totally hooked on it! Making Air Fryer Mozzarella sticks is just the beginning of tasty frozen food easiness to come, so keep an eye out for everything else I will be posting soon!
- Healthier cooking method. Air frying is a healthier cooking method compared to deep-frying. When you cook mozzarella sticks in an air fryer, you can reduce the amount of oil used in cooking, which means fewer calories and less fat.
- Faster cooking time. Cooking corn dogs in an air fryer is faster than using an oven. The hot air in the air fryer circulates quickly around the food, cooking it faster and more evenly.
- Crispier texture. The air fryer can give your corn dogs a crispier texture compared to other cooking methods. The hot air circulation helps to cook the corn dogs evenly, and the result is a crispy, golden-brown exterior.
- Convenient and easy to use. Air fryers are easy to use and convenient. Simply place the corn dogs in the air fryer basket, set the temperature and cooking time, and you’re good to go. There’s no need to preheat an oven or clean up a greasy deep-fryer.
What is the best brand of frozen breaded mozzarella sticks?
Farm Rich mozzarella sticks. This brand of frozen mozzarella sticks has been our favorite brand to cook well and come out crispy and delicious in the air fryer.
TGI Fridays mozzarella bites. TGI Fridays’ frozen mozzarella sticks are another popular choice for air fryer cooking, we think they come out perfectly crispy and cheesy.
McCain mozzarella sticks. McCain’s frozen mozzarella sticks are another great option for air frying, and they cook up well in the air fryer and have a crispy texture.
Great Value or any other store brand. Store brand of frozen mozzarella sticks have also been tested and found to work well in the air fryer, and they come out crispy and delicious.
What dipping Sauces go with Mozzarella Sticks?
Marinara sauce. This is a classic Italian tomato sauce that pairs perfectly with mozzarella sticks.
Ranch dressing. The cool and creamy flavor of ranch dressing is a great complement to the warm and crispy mozzarella sticks.
Honey mustard. The sweetness of honey mustard sauce pairs well with the saltiness of the mozzarella sticks.
Barbecue sauce. The smoky and sweet flavors of barbecue sauce can add a delicious twist to your mozzarella sticks.
Buffalo sauce. If you like a little spice, try dipping your mozzarella sticks in buffalo sauce for a tangy and fiery kick.
What temperature do you cook Mozzarella sticks on in an Air Fryer?
You will cook them at 370 for 10-12 minutes depending on your air fryer.
How long do you cook frozen Mozzarella Sticks in an Air Fryer?
The cook time is much shorter than other cooking methods, the corn dogs go from frozen to crispy and are cooked in just 10 minutes!
Why did my Air Fried Frozen Mozzarella Sticks burn?
If your mozzarella sticks burned or become overcooked it will be because of the difference in cooking time and your air fryer model. This can also happen if your air fryer is preheated to much before getting started. To ensure that your next batch of mozzarella sticks is cooked perfectly, we recommend reducing the cooking time by 1-2 minutes and then checking the cheese sticks for doneness. If they are not yet fully cooked to your liking, simply add an additional minute of air frying time and continue checking until they reach your preferred level of doneness.
Tips for Cooking Air Fried Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
Do not defrost them. You want them to be solidly frozen when you put them in the air fryer.
Single layer. Only cook the store-bought mozzarella sticks in a single layer, do not stack them or they will not cook thoroughly.
Preheat your air fryer. Preheating your air fryer before cooking the corn dogs will ensure that they cook evenly and become crispy.
Read your instructions. Some air fryers will require you to use cooking spray when you are using them, others don’t so be sure to check the specific directions for yours.
Don’t overcrowd the basket. Make sure to arrange the frozen cheese sticks in a single layer in the air fryer basket, leaving enough space between them to allow for proper air circulation. This will help them cook evenly and avoid sticking together. If you have a smaller air fryer then you may have to cook them in smaller batches for best results.
Flip halfway through cooking. Flipping the mozzarella sticks over halfway through the cooking time will ensure that they cook evenly on all sides and become crispy. While you don’t have to you will get better results.
Serve immediately. Crispy Mozzarella sticks are best served hot and fresh out of the air fryer.
What is the best Air Fryer?
There are many different air fryers out there, amongst our team of foodies our favorites are the Cuisinart Air Fryer and convection oven combo, Power XL Pro and the Ninja Foodi 9-in-One. If you don’t have either of them you can use the air fryer you have, but if you are looking to get started with cooking food in an air fryer, we suggest you get one of those. If you are wanting to use a basket style air fryer then I suggest one that is 5 quarts or more.
How store leftover mozzarella sticks
Let the mozzarella sticks cool down to room temperature before storing them. Place the leftover mozzarella sticks in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. Store the container or bag in the refrigerator. Mozzarella sticks can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
How to reheat cooked mozzarella sticks
To reheat the cheesy mozzarella sticks, preheat your oven or air fryer to 375°F. Place the sticks on a baking sheet and bake or air fry for 5-7 minutes, or until they are hot and crispy again.
Alternatively, you can reheat the mozzarella sticks in a microwave. Place the sticks on a microwave-safe plate and heat them for 20-30 seconds on high power, or until they are hot and gooey again. However, be aware that the texture of the mozzarella sticks may not be as crispy as when they were freshly cooked.
Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks Ingredients
- 10 frozen frozen mozzarella cheese sticks
How to Make Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
Preheat the air fryer to 360°F for 2-3 minutes.
Add the mozzarella sticks in a single layer in the preheated air fryer.
Cook for 6-8 minutes until they are golden brown and remove from the air fryer using a pair of kitchen tongs.
Cool for 2 mins.
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Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
- 10 frozen mozzarella sticks
- Preheat air fryer to 360°F for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the mozzarella sticks in a single layer in the air fryer.
- Cook for 6-8 minutes and remove from the air fryer.
- Cool for 2 mins.