Air Fryer Mozzarella Balls

Last Updated on May 26, 2022


Air Fryer Mozzarella Balls are the perfect appetizer for any occasion!

air fryer mozzarella balls

Looking for an easy appetizer that will WOW your guests? Look no further than these Air Fryer Mozzarella Balls! They’re simple to make and taste delicious. Plus, they’re perfect for any occasion. These bite-sized cheese bombs come covered in a crispy breadcrumb coating that your guests will love.

So why not give them a try today? You won’t be disappointed!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE AIR FRYER MOZZARELLA BALLS

This recipe is very simple and you will only need a few ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Mozzarella: I prefer fresh mozzarella rather than mozzarella cheese sticks.
  • Eggs: The egg wash is essential for getting the best mozzarella balls. It will help keep all of your delicious cheese inside and ensure that breadcrumbs stick nicely to both sides!
  • Italian breadcrumbs: The key to perfect mozzarella bites is using the right ingredients. I like my own mix of seasoned breadcrumbs, with some Italian seasoning for extra flavor!
  • Garlic powder: This adds extra flavor to the mozzarella balls.
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt
  • Pepper

HOW TO MAKE MOZZARELLA BALLS IN THE AIR FRYER?

In a large bowl, mix the shredded mozzarella cheese, cornstarch, and water in a large bowl.

Then, roll the cheese mixture into ball-sized pieces and spread them out on a tray or large plate. Freeze until firm but not frozen solid!

Next, add the beaten eggs to a small bowl. In a second small bowl, stir together breadcrumbs with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and a little salt and pepper.

Coat the mozzarella balls in eggs then roll them around with breadcrumbs. Freeze for 20 minutes before repeating this process one final time to ensure that they are fully covered by an even layer of delicious coating!

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Preheat your air fryer at 360F for 5 minutes. Spray some oil on the air fryer basket. Add the raw mozzarella balls to the basket. Make sure they are spread evenly to prevent overcrowding.

Cook the mozzarella balls for 8 to 10 minutes. Be sure to shake the basket every few minutes to keep them from sticking!

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Once done, serve the air fryer mozzarella balls with your favorite dipping sauce. I serve mine with marinara sauce.

air fryer mozzarella balls

The Air Fryer Mozzarella Balls turned out perfectly! They were cheesy, gooey, and crispy all at the same time. I’ll definitely be making these again. If you have an air fryer and are looking for an easy appetizer recipe, give this one a try.

HOW DO YOU PREVENT MOZZARELLA BALLS FROM EXPLODING IN THE AIR FRYER?

The key to preventing your mozzarella balls from exploding is to make sure that they are well coated in breadcrumbs. A good double layer of breading ensures that the cheese is retained on the interior while the golden-brown crust remains on the outside. For each dip, apply egg wash and crumbs to all areas of the mozzarella ball. This will help to create a barrier between the cheese and the heat of the air fryer. Additionally, you’ll want to cook them at a lower temperature for a longer period of time. This will help to slowly melt the cheese without causing it to explode.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SERVE AIR FRYER MOZZARELLA BALLS?

There are a few different ways that you can serve these air fryer mozzarella balls. One option is to serve them with a dipping sauce. Some popular dipping sauces include marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or BBQ sauce. Another option is to serve them plain. If you choose to do this, you can sprinkle them with some fresh herbs or spices before serving.


WHAT IS THE BEST AIR FRYER TO USE?


air fryer mozzarella cheese balls

Air Fryer Mozzarella Balls

Air fryer mozzarella balls are the perfect appetizer for any occasion! These bite-sized cheese bombs come covered in a crispy breadcrumb coating that your guests will love.
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup Mozzarella, shredded
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • Water

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix the shredded mozzarella cheese, cornstarch, and water in a large bowl.
  • Then, roll the cheese mixture into ball-sized pieces and spread them out on a tray or large plate. Freeze until firm but not frozen solid!
  • Next, add the beaten eggs to a small bowl. In a second small bowl, stir together breadcrumbs with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and a little salt and pepper.
  • Coat the mozzarella balls in eggs then roll them around with breadcrumbs. Freeze for 20 minutes before repeating this process one final time to ensure that they are fully covered by an even layer of delicious coating!
  • Preheat your air fryer at 360F for 5 minutes. Spray some oil on the air fryer basket. Add the raw mozzarella balls to the basket. Make sure they are spread evenly to prevent overcrowding.
  • Cook the mozzarella balls for 8 to 10 minutes. Be sure to shake the basket every few minutes to keep them from sticking!
  • Once done, serve the air fryer mozzarella balls with your favorite dipping sauce.
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