Air Fryer Mozzarella Caprese

Take a step up from mozzarella sticks by replacing string cheese with slices of fresh mozzarella, a drizzle of balsamic and a sprinkle of fresh basil.

Serves: 12Prep: 15 minutesCook: 5 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 16 oz. Murray's® Fresh Mozzarella Log, cut into ¼” thick slices
  • 1⁄4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil spray
  • 4 basil leaves, torn
  • Private Selection™ Balsamic Glaze
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, warmed


  • Set up a breading station by placing flour, salt, garlic and pepper in a shallow bowl. In a second bowl, beat together egg and water. In a third bowl, place panko breadcrumbs.
  • Bread each slice of cheese by dusting with flour, dipping in egg and coating in breadcrumbs.
  • Freeze for at least 10 minutes. Breaded slices can also be stored frozen for up to 2 months.
  • Heat air fryer to 400°F. Place breaded mozzarella pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket and spray generously with olive oil spray. Cook for 4-6 minutes, flipping once, or until golden brown.
  • Sprinkle air fried mozzarella with torn basil leaves and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
  • 6. Refrigerate leftovers.