Air Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Recipe posted in: Healthy Sides & Snacks

Anytime is happy hour with these yummy Air Fried Mozzarella Sticks!

Garlic powder, Italian seasoning and just enough Panko breadcrumbs to make them delightfully crispy, turn this recipe into an instant favorite. Fool everyone—including yourself—into thinking that you’re indulging big time with the salty, melt-in-your-mouth finger foods that secured a place in your heart way back when you were a kid. If the 99 calories per serving still has you in disbelief, let’s just say that air fryers are a dirty little dieting secret. This small, yet powerful appliance serves up all the wow factor associated with a heavenly plate of mozzarella sticks in a significantly healthier way.

You’ll start to wonder if there’s any better way to enjoy your PowerFuels and Extras for the day. Our answer: Probably not.

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Servings: Makes 6 servings, 1 stick counts as 1 serving

Calories per Serving: 99

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • 6 mozzarella string cheese sticks, low fat
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs, plain
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat Air Fryer at 400° F.
  2. Beat the egg in a small bowl.
  3. Mix together bread crumbs, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  4. Dip string cheese into the bowl of egg and then coat with the bread crumbs mixture. Repeat for remaining sticks of cheese.
  5. Freeze the sticks for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Air fry cheese sticks for 10 minutes, flipping halfway for even browning.