Frozen mozzarella sticks are a perfect snack and side dish. They are a big savior on busy days. I love keeping a pack in my freezer for kids' after-school snacks or for a quick bite.
An air fryer is perfect for reheating frozen mozzarella sticks in just a few minutes. This is one of the easy air fryer recipes for beginners. There is no need to defrost them. It is quick, easy, and convenient to reheat frozen breaded mozzarella sticks in an air fryer. Even kids can do it!
To reheat frozen mozzarella sticks in the air fryer, you only need frozen mozzarella cheese sticks. They are available in freezer aisles in Trader Joe's, Costco, Publix, Walmart, Kroger, or any grocery store. I have used the Farm Rich mozzarella sticks made with real string cheese.
Yes! An air fryer is great for reheating frozen mozzarella sticks especially when you want to heat only a few pieces. You don't have to wait to preheat the oven, or deep fry them.
There is no need to defrost frozen mozzarella sticks and they can directly be reheated in the air fryer or in the oven if you are making a larger batch.
To reheat the frozen mozzarella sticks, first preheat the air fryer for about a minute to 390°F. I use the Instant Vortex Plus air fryer and after starting, it will preheat and prompt me to add food.
Place 8-10 frozen mozzarella sticks in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Heat it for about 4-5 minutes. After about 2-3 minutes open the air fryer basket and check the mozzarella sticks. Flip them with the help of kitchen tongs and continue air frying for the remaining time.
When they are golden brown and crispy from the outside, remove the mozzarella sticks from the air fryer basket and enjoy them hot with tomato sauce.
Frozen mozzarella cheese sticks are best served hot once they are out of the air fryer. When you cut them the melty cheese will ooze out. They can be served with tomato ketchup, marinara sauce, ranch, or your favorite dipping sauce. They are great for snacking or as a side dish.
Depending on your air fryer and the number of breaded mozzarella sticks and the cooking time may vary by a few minutes.
The convenience of air frying frozen mozzarella sticks is that you can reheat only as many as you need quickly and you may not have any leftovers.
However, if you do have any leftover air fried mozzarella sticks, you can store them in the fridge in an airtight container and reheat them in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 360°F before serving them.
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Frozen Mozzarella Sticks In Air Fryer
- 8 Mozzarella sticks (frozen)
- Preheat the air fryer to 390°F.
- Place the frozen mozzarella sticks in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry the frozen mozzarella sticks for 4-5 minutes at 390°F.
- Check the mozzarella sticks after 2-3 minutes and flip them with kitchen tongs.
- Continue air frying for the remaining time.
- Remove the mozzarella sticks from the air fryer carefully.
- There is no need to thaw the frozen mozzarella sticks before air frying.