Recipes and Cooking Air-Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Prep this crowd-pleasing air-fryer appetizer ahead and freeze until its time to cook. By Colleen Weeden Published on December 6, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Cook Time: 3 mins Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 23 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 24 cheese sticks Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ⅓ cup all-purpose flour 2 8 ounce pkg. mozzarella cheese, cut into 24 (2- to 2 1/2-inch) sticks 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 egg 1 tablespoon water Nonstick cooking spray Marinara sauce, warmed (optional) Directions Place flour in a shallow dish. Dip cheese sticks into flour to coat. Arrange on a tray. Freeze for 1 hour. In another shallow dish combine bread crumbs, parsley, and garlic powder. In a third shallow dish whisk together egg and the water. Dip cheese sticks again into flour and then into egg mixture, then into crumb mixture, turning to coat. Coat air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Preheat air fryer at 400°F. Place cheese sticks, about six at a time, in prepared basket. Cook 3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a plate. Serve warm. If desired, serve with marinara sauce. To Make Ahead Coat cheese sticks as directed in step 2 and place on a tray or plate. Cover and chill up to 2 hours or freeze up to 30 minutes. To serve, cook as directed. Or to reheat cooked cheese sticks that have cooled, return to air fryer and cook 30 to 60 seconds or until warm. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 139 Calories 7g Fat 8g Carbs 11g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 139 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 40mg 13% Sodium 255mg 11% Total Carbohydrate 8g 3% Total Sugars 1g Protein 11g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 299mg 23% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 46mg 1% Folate, total 15.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.