Appetizer

Gluten Free Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

These gluten free air fryer mozzarella sticks are what you have been missing. Ooey-gooey, crunchy, cheesy goodness without the oily mess.

gluten free air fryer mozzarella sticks with marinara on tray

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Mozzarella Sticks- The Unending Craving

I still remember the last thing I ate before I went gluten free for the rest of my life. It was a plate of fried mozzarella sticks. They are my dream food. Melted cheese, crunchy bread crumbs, dipped in marinara is the best thing ever.

I made a gluten free baked version of mozzarella sticks (it’s HERE!), but recently I got an air fryer. I know the past few years everyone has been all about the Instant Pot and they are great, but I am in LOVE with my air fryer.

Air Fryers are the best invention ever. We use it literally every day for everything from broccoli to chicken legs. It’s the best.

dipping gluten free air fryer mozzarella sticks in marinara

5 Steps to Perfect Gluten Free Mozzarella Sticks

There is a technique for building the perfect breading. 5 steps. It may be tempting to skip a few, but you need all the coatings to ensure that your cheese doesn’t leak out all over the place and to give you that crunchy coating that is typical of a mozzarella stick.

5 steps to breading gluten free air fryer mozzarella sticks

In order to get that crispy coating start with gluten free flour, egg, more flour, more egg, and gluten free bread crumbs. I prefer to use a fine bread crumb, such as Schar. If your bread crumbs are coarse you may want to run them through the food processor.

I season my bread crumbs myself, but you can also use pre-seasoned if that is easier for you.

gluten free air fryer mozzarella stick broken to show cheese

Gluten Free Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

These babies are craveable. Especially when served with homemade marinara sauce. The great thing about them is that you can make them and freeze a big batch for whenever the craving hits.

I use a Go Wise air fryer. I did a lot of research and while it’s not top of the line, it was as top of the line I could afford. So far so good. It’s working great and we use it every day.

The great thing about this is that you get all the crispy goodness, without the oil so they are a bit healthier.

You are going to love these!

Another great air fryer recipe is this Air Fryer Baked Potato from Vegetarian Mama, so good! If you are trying to figure out which air fryer recipe is best for you check out Vegetarian Mama’s guide to the best air fryer’s on the market!

Do you have an air fryer? If so, what is your favorite thing to make?

Happy gluten free eating!

Gluten Free Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

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gluten free air fryer mozzarella sticks
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
10 minutes
Yield: 12
Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 6 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut in half
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup super fine gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • marinara sauce, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Set up breading station with bowl for beaten egg, gluten free flour, and breadcrumb mixture (gluten free bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder and Italian Seasonings)
  2. Dip mozzarella sticks in flour, egg, flour, egg and then bread crumb mixture.
  3. Freeze breaded mozzarella sticks for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Cook in air fryer at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Notes

Mozzarella sticks must be in freezer for at least 30 minutes or until ready to cook.

Nutrition information

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Nikki Piskula
    May 2, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    I have a 7 year old diagnosed with celiac a month ago. We have mastered all his favorite foods except for (of course his most number 1 favorite) mozzarella sticks. I have fine bread crumbs so hopefully this will work!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      May 7, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      We love these! You can also use the same recipe to bake or fry them!

  • Reply
    Kendall
    April 24, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    If I do not have an air fryer, what would a good alternative be?

    • Reply
      Amanda
      April 29, 2019 at 10:20 am

      You can fry them on the stove or bake them in the oven!

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  • Reply
    Laurie Reece
    January 20, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Can I use ground up pork rinds instead of bread crumbs?

    • Reply
      Amanda
      January 22, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      That sounds like it would be great! I’m pretty sure that they would work well, especially in the air fryer.

  • Reply
    Mike
    December 31, 2018 at 9:07 am

    They were crunchy (a good thing) – and I watched these like a hawk in the air fryer, but they did melt out all over the pan.
    10 minutes was too much
    8 minutes or so not enough
    I even used 375 degrees instead of 400
    this will take multiple iterations and experiments to find a VERY delicate balance – if there is one.
    I had 12 sticks (6 halved sticks) frozen for 2 hours. 2 maybe 3 were intact after cooking
    so the quest continues.

    • Reply
      Amanda
      December 31, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Hi! I’m glad they were crunchy, but I’m not sure why they melted out, I’ve only had that happen when I cooked them too long or used bread crumbs that were not fine enough. Out of curiosity, which bread crumbs did you use? I’d love to troubleshoot the recipe because I want it to work every time. Feel free to email me at amanda@eatatourtable.com. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Richard
    October 7, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Out of interest, why do they need to be frozen before cooking?

    • Reply
      Amanda
      October 7, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Hi, If they are not frozen, the cheese will melt before the breading is cooked :). Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Clair
    June 8, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    These look and sound so good! I am trying to slowly get this family gluten free 🙂

    • Reply
      Amanda
      June 12, 2018 at 9:46 am

      It always helps when you can make their favorites gluten free!

  • Reply
    Jenni LeBaron
    June 6, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I definitely need to catch up with the air fryer train. All these gorgeous recipes are popping up and I am out of the loop. These mozzarella sticks look awesome and I love that they aren’t deep fried. Healthier = better!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      June 12, 2018 at 9:46 am

      I’m in love with my air fryer! Seriously one of the best investments.

  • Reply
    Brittney
    June 6, 2018 at 9:46 am

    These sound amazing and they look absolutely delicious! My friend was just diagnosed with Celiac after years of getting SO sick! I’m going to have to send this her way!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      June 12, 2018 at 9:47 am

      It’s sad that it can take years for a Celiac Diagnoses. I hope she enjoys these!

  • Reply
    Marcie Cheung
    June 5, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve been hearing a lot about air fryers lately. I hadn’t even thought about making mozzarella sticks in them! What a yummy idea!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      June 12, 2018 at 9:47 am

      They are the best and they make amazing mozzarella sticks!

  • Reply
    Amanda Finks
    June 5, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Love the crunchy outside and gooey cheesy center! Perfect recipe for an air fryer!

  • Reply
    Belle
    June 5, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Yum! These look absolutely fantastic!

  • Reply
    Mimi
    June 5, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    They look incredible! I really need an air frier

  • Reply
    jenna urben
    June 5, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I love this, gotta get my hands on an air-fryer!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      June 12, 2018 at 9:48 am

      They are the best!

  • Reply
    Claire
    June 5, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Oh I can almost hear the crunch!
    These look delicious!

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