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Keto Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Low Carb Recipe

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Let me help you dive into the world of making keto cheese sticks in an air fryer, ensuring a crispy exterior with a lusciously melted heart of mozzarella. You can pair these golden delights with your favorite low-carb dip for an indulgent treat that aligns perfectly with your keto lifestyle.

If you haven’t used your air fryer in awhile, then this recipe will make you fall in love with it again. My low carb mozzarella sticks are gluten-free and much healthier than the breaded cheese sticks you find on the appetizer menu at most restaurants.

Traditional mozzarella sticks are usually breaded and deep-fried in vegetable oil. They are high in carbs and inflammatory ingredients. These cheese sticks are best avoided even if you aren’t following a low-carb diet!

However, my recipe calls for almond flour in place of enriched flour. It’s gluten-free, low in carbs, and high in healthy fats. Plus, almond flour is much higher in fiber than white flour. 

keto mozzarella sticks air fryer

Research shows that fiber helps promote fullness so that you eat fewer calories per day. Fiber has also been shown to prevent the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer (*). 

Getting proper amounts of fiber in your diet is especially important on keto. Almond flour helps fill in the gaps. You should also add plenty of low-carb veggies to your plate as well.

Cheese further contributes to the nutrition of this recipe. It’s a good source of B vitamins, including vitamin B12. Research shows that vitamin B12 helps reduce the risk of chronic disease (*). 

low carb air fryer mozzarella sticks

The second cheese I used in this recipe is Parmesan. Cheese contains the fat soluble vitamins A, D, and E. These vitamins are essential for calcium absorption, cell membrane protection, and bone health.

Serve this recipe with your favorite low-carb dip, such as homemade ranch or marinara sauce.It’s definitely one of the best keto appetizers for a party.

How to Make Keto Cheese Sticks in Air Fryer

Here’s how to make air fryer keto mozzarella sticks:

Slice the Mozzarella sticks in half, forming a total of 16 cheese sticks.

Combine the almond flour, grated Parmesan, and seasonings in a bowl. Mix well. This will be your low-carb breading.

mix parmesan almond flour

Beat an egg in another bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

dip mozzarella sticks in egg

Dip each Mozzarella stick in the beaten egg then dip in the dry ingredient mixture. Repeat until you use up all ingredients. 

coat mozzarella breading

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Grease the fryer basket with olive oil. Place the cheese sticks on top and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp.

air fried mozzarella sticks

Serve with marinara sauce or ranch. 

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Air Fryer Keto Mozzarella Sticks

Easy fried mozzarella sticks coated with almond flour and Parmesan cheese and cooked in an air fryer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer mozzarella sticks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 231kcal
Author Tanya K.




  • Cut Mozzarella sticks in half crosswise, forming a total of 16 cheese sticks.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine almond flour, grated Parmesan, and all seasonings. Mix well.
  • In another bowl, beat an egg.
  • Line a baking sheet (you could also use a tray or cutting board) with parchment paper.
  • Dip each cheese stick in the beaten egg then coat with the dry ingredients and place on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Repeat this process until you cover all of the sticks with the ingredients. Place the sheet with the cheese sticks into the freezer. Freeze minimum for 1 hour or overnight.
  • When ready to cook, preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Grease or spray an air fryer basket with olive oil. Air fry cheese sticks in small batches for 6-8 minutes or until crisp.
  • Serve with marinara sauce or any other your favorite low-carb dip.



Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Keto Mozzarella Sticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 736mg31%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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