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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


  • Air Fryer


  • 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


  • 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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