Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks are a healthy alternative to fried mozzarella sticks that are oh so good!
Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks on a white plate with a side of marinara sauce in a white cup.
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Raise your hand if you love mozzarella sticks! There's something so irresistible about melty, stringy, gooey, delicious mozzarella cheese, am I right?

Both kids and adults can't resist mozzarella sticks, which makes them the perfect appetizer for families. Everyone loves a cheesy appetizer!

Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks stacked in a small pile on a white plate.

This particular mozzarella stick recipe is a bit different from the variety you usually get at a restaurant.

I assure you, though, they are still perfectly dunkable and ooze that melty cheese you desire from a mozzarella stick.

A hand pulling apart an Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Stick.

The big difference between traditional mozzarella sticks and this air fryer mozzarella sticks recipe is that these mozzarella sticks aren't coated in breadcrumbs, they're wrapped in an egg roll wrapper. Yes, I said egg roll wrappers. Stay with me here, I promise they're delish!

You pop them in the air fryer instead of frying them in oil and the end result is a little bit crisp on the outside and hot and gooey on the inside. Cooking mozzarella sticks in the air fryer is way healthier than the traditional frying in oil method, which is a total bonus!

Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks on a white plate with a side of marinara sauce in a white cup.

I think you LOVE this fun twist on mozzarella sticks!

HOW TO MAKE WONTON MOZZARELLA STICKS IN AN AIR FRYER

Wonton mozzarella sticks are made by wrapping string cheese in egg roll wrappers which are sealed with just a little bit of water. They are air-fried until the outside is golden and the cheese is melted. See below for detailed recipe instructions.

Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks being rolled up on a wooden cutting board.

SHOULD I USE WONTON WRAPPERS OR EGG ROLL WRAPPERS FOR AIR FRYER MOZZARELLA STICKS?

So, egg roll wrappers and wonton wrappers are basically the same things, except egg roll wrappers are much bigger. I like to use full-size string cheese and an egg roll wrapper to make these mozzarella sticks. Yes, the title does say wonton, but I liked the way wonton mozzarella sticks sounded better than egg roll mozzarella sticks.

IS IT EASY TO MAKE WONTON MOZZARELLA STICKS?

Making wonton mozzarella sticks couldn't be easier! The hardest part is making sure that the wrapper sides are folded in well and the egg roll wrapper is completely sealed so that all of the cheese doesn't ooze out during cooking.

Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks on a white plate with a side of marinara sauce in a white cup.

ARE WONTON MOZZARELLA STICKS HEALTHY?

Wonton mozzarella sticks weigh in at just 100 calories each and are a great alternative to mozzarella sticks that are fried in oil.

HOW TO REHEAT WONTON MOZZARELLA STICKS?

Reheat wonton mozzarella sticks in your air fryer straight from the refrigerator at 350 degrees F for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.

MORE CHEESY APPETIZERS!

Looking for more cheesy appetizer inspiration? Here are a few of the cheesiest apps from the archives:

Pizza Sticks with Three Cheese Alfredo Dip Three Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Crock Pot Queso Blanco Dip Beer Cheese


Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks stacked in a pile on a white plate.

Here's a link to the air fryer I use!

Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer

If you try this Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enoy!


Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks on a white plate with a side of marinara sauce in a white cup.

Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 MINUTES
cook time: 6 MINUTES
total time: 11 MINUTES
Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks are a healthy alternative to fried mozzarella sticks that are oh so good!

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INGREDIENTS

6 mozzarella cheese sticks
6 egg roll wrappers
olive oil spray
kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place a piece of string cheese near the bottom corner of the egg roll wrapper. Roll up halfway and carefully fold the sides toward the center over the cheese. Dip your finger in water and trace the edges of the wrapper. Roll the remaining wrapper around the mozzarella stick. Repeat with remaining wrappers and cheese.
  2. Place six of the mozzarella sticks in the air fryer and spray with olive oil spray. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  3. Air fry at 350 degrees for 3 minutes, flip, spray the other side with olive oil spray and sprinkle with kosher salt, then continue cooking for another 3 minutes. Serve with a marinara sauce for dipping, if desired.


NOTES

Mozzarella sticks should not be touching each other when air frying.

Make sure your string cheese is cold, not room temperature when making this recipe.

If your cheese completely oozed out of your mozzarella stick during the cooking time, you either (1) cooked them too long, (2) didn't seal the corners and edges with water good enough, or (3) didn't use cold mozzarella cheese. The wrapper should have no cracks or holes. A small amount of cheese ooze from the end of the mozzarella stick is normal, but not all of the cheese should melt out. The mozzarella cheese should be just melted and the wrapper will be crispy on the edges and slightly chewy towards the middle.

Cooking time will vary between different models of air fryer. I use the Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer.

Author: Becky Tarala

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8 comments

  1. Good luck. This was a total disaster for me. I thought I followed the instructions, but results were awful.

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    1. Oh no! I'm sorry to hear these didn't work out for you. Can you tell me a little but more about what went wrong and we can troubleshoot?

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  2. This was an awesome recipe for me - I had a small amount of ooze and wonder if freezing the cheese prior....I did 2 types, Motz and jack/cheddar mix sticks. I also dusted with parmasean...my dream snack - THANK YOU!!!!!

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  3. Thank you for this awesome recipe! Worked like a charm for a delicious treat for my family. My only tweak was additional cook time.

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  4. Could you freeze uneaten ones and heat up in an oven later?

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  5. These are just like the ones we always get at the movie theatre, except way healthier.

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