Quick Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks

When you’re rushed for time but love stringy, cheesy, gooeyness, then try popping store-bought frozen mozzarella sticks in the air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer at 375°F, add the frozen mozzarella sticks, and air fry for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once half way in between. So simple and easy.

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All you need for this recipe are store-bought frozen mozzarella sticks. If you think the cheese will stick onto the air fryer, you can also spray the basket with a little cooking spray. That’s it!

Equipment for this recipe

Here I’m using the Gourmia 5 in 1 smokeless grill and air fryer. But, virtually any air fryer can be used to make this recipe. The size of the basket will limit the amount of sticks you can add to the air fryer at a time since you want the sticks to be spread out instead of one on top the other.

How to make air fryer frozen mozzarella sticks

Step 1: Preheat the air fryer at 375°F. You can use lower temperatures like 350°F, but the sticks will take a bit longer to become melty and gooey. For higher temperatures, your cook time will reduce but the sticks may become overly melted. My air fryer takes about 2 minutes to preheat.

Step 2: Add the frozen mozzarella sticks carefully and quickly to the hot air fryer basket. You will want to leave enough space between the sticks to allow for proper air flow. Place the basket into the air fryer.

frozen mozzarella sticks in air fryer

Step 3: Air fry for 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 4: Open the air fryer lid and, using a tongs, carefully flip the sticks over. Close the lid.

Step 5: Cook the mozzarella sticks for another 4 to 5 minutes. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce like marinara or a ranch dipping sauce. Yum!

flip air fryer mozzarella sticks

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Air fryer frozen mozzarella sticks

When you’re rushed for time but love mozzarella sticks, try adding store bought sticks to your preheated air fryer. You only need 10 minutes to get warm, gooey sticks.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer mozzarella sticks
Servings: 2
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Ros Singh


  • 8 frozen mozzarella sticks


  • air fryer


  • Preheat air fryer 375°F for 2 minutes.
  • Add frozen mozzarella sticks to air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Turn the sticks over.
  • Air fry for another 4 to 5 minutes for a total cook time of 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot with a tasty sauce.

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