Air Fryer Crispy Cheese Bites (24 cheese bites)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

nut free


  • 6 mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs or panko
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • olive oil or favorite cooking spray
  • marinara sauce, warmed or favorite dipping sauce


1. Cut each cheese stick into 4 even pieces making 24 pieces. 

2. Place the flour in a bowl.

3. Whisk the eggs and 2 teaspoons of water in a separate bowl. 

4. Whisk the breadcrumbs or panko, Italian herbs and salt in a third bowl creating an assembly line.

5. Dip cheese cube in flour and tap off to remove excess, then in the egg and finally into breadcrumb mixture throughly coating and place in air fryer basket. Repeat with remaining cheese cubes.

6. Coat cheese cubes with cooking spray and cook the cheese cubes in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden.

7. Serve with favorite dipping sauce.