Air fryer frozen mozzarella sticks! Your appetizer game just got an upgrade with this hack. I love to cook frozen foods in my air fryer and these Mozzarella cheese sticks are no different. It’s easy to make and gets ready in less than 8 minutes.
Frozen Cheese Sticks in Air fryer
I am not going to go on and on about how I love my air fryer and how it has been one of the worthy investments I have made in my kitchen.
These cheese sticks serve as the perfect appetizer or snack. My kids love it my picky eater included. Sometimes I make these from scratch, however I try to have a bag or two of the frozen mozzarella sticks as a back up for when I don’t have time to make it from scratch.
What you need!
Since this is not a from scratch recipe, all you need is your air fryer and frozen mozzarella cheese sticks.
How do you air fry Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
Easy peasy in just 3 steps: Get the frozen cheese sticks, place 8 pieces in the air fryer basket. Air fryer for 6 - 8 minutes.
How to Store and Reheat Air fryer Mozzarella Sticks
We typically make just enough for the family therefore we hardly have left overs. However on the rare occasions that we do, we store in a ziplock bag in the fridge for up to 2 days. It actually can stay a day longer but the kids never let it ha ha.
You can reheat it in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes at 360 F. Alternatively pop it into the microwave and microwave at 15 seconds intervals for about 1 minute. To prevent it from getting soggy, put it in a paper towel lined microwave safe plate. The paper towel will help absorb the moisture as it reheats.
Tips for success.
- Don’t over crowd the basket: The mozzarella cheese sticks can burst if cooked for too long and and cooking it on high temperature. I cook mine at 360 F.
- To Preheat or not to: I do not preheat my air fryer to make these appetizers. However subsequent batches cook faster because the air fryer has been preheated from cooking the first batch.
- Patience is a virtue: When the frozen cheese sticks are done, let it rest for about a minute or two as the cheese may burn your tongue because it’s super hot.
- No need to thaw: You can cook frozen mozzarella sticks without thawing. Simply go from freezer to air fryer basket.
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I cook frozen mozzarella sticks for 6 - 8 minutes at 360 degrees F
The air fryer cheese sticks used in this recipe are not Keto. However you can make mozzarella sticks with keto friendly breading like a mix of almond flour and pork rinds
Do not overcook them. If you do, the cheese would leak out.
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Air fryer frozen mozzarella sticks
- Air fryer
- 8 frozen mozzarella sticks
- Arrange frozen cheese sticks in the air fryer basket.
- Set temperature to 360 F and timer to 7 minutes and start air frying. Shake basket or flip cheese sticks at 4 minutes.
- When cooking cycle is complete, lightly press against the mozzarella sticks with your pair of tongs. If it’s soft and the outside looks crispy and golden. You can take it out.
- If you want it to cook for longer, cook for another minute. Cooking longer than 8 minutes has always resulted in leaking cheese sticks for me.
2. If you do not preheat your air fryer, bear in mind that your air fryer will be preheated after the first batch of cheese sticks which means subsequent batches will cook faster.
3. Over cooking will make the cheese leak out.