Go Back
+ servings
Air Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks on a white plate with a jar of marinara sauce

Air Fryer Low-Fat Weight Watchers Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Air Fryer Low-Fat Weight Watchers Mozzarella Cheese Sticks is a quick and easy, healthy recipe with Italian breadcrumbs and gooey cheese.
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 224kcal


  • 10 pieces mozzarella string cheese I used Weight Watchers Smoked Flavor
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Season the breadcrumbs with salt and pepper.
  • Create a workstation by adding the flour, bread crumbs, and eggs to separate bowls.
  • Dip each string of cheese in flour, then egg, and last the breadcrumbs.
  • Freeze the sticks for one hour so that they harden. This will help the cheese maintain the stick shape while frying.
  • Season your Air Fryer basket before each use so that items do not stick. I like to glaze the basket with coconut oil using a cooking brush.
  • Turn the Air Fryer on 400 degrees. Add the sticks to the fryer.
  • Cook for 8 minutes. Remove the basket. Flip each stick. You can use tongs, but be careful not to manipulate the shape. I used my hands to flip them. They weren't too hot. Cook for an additional 8 minutes.
  • Allow the sticks to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan. Some of the sticks may leak cheese on the outside. Allow the sticks to cool, and then use your hands to correct the shape.


Cooking time will vary based on the brand of Air Fryer you use. You can test out the results of your Air Fryer by checking on the mozzarella sticks at the very first 4-minute mark, and estimating how much more time the sticks will need.
One serving = 2 mozzarella sticks


Calories: 224kcal