keto mozzarella sticks

These keto mozzarella sticks are a simple and delicious low carb appetizer! Made with just 4 ingredients, they take seconds to prepare and can be made in the air fryer, oven, or stovetop!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


Servings: 12 servings


Calories: 81kcal


  • 6 mozzarella cheese sticks part skim low moisture mozzarella
  • 1 1/2 cups keto bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs optional
  • 1 large egg
  • tablespoon water


    • Cut each mozzarella cheese stick in half and set aside. In a high speed blender or food processor, add your pork rinds, parmesan cheese, and Italian herbs, and blend until a powdery texture remains.
    • Transfer the crumb mixture into a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and water, until combined.
    • Moving quickly, dip each cheese stick in the egg mixture, followed by the dry mixture, and repeat once more. Place the coated mozzarella cheese sticks and place them on a lined plate. Place them in the freezer for two hours.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of oil into a non-stick pan and place over medium heat. Once hot, remove the cheese sticks from the freezer and place them in the sizzling oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes, before flipping and cooking for a further 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Place the mozzarella sticks onto a plate covered with a paper towel, and serve immediately.


Oven instructions– Preheat the oven to 240C/500F. Place the mozzarella sticks onto a lined baking sheet and lightly spray the exterior with cooking spray. Bake for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Air fryer instructions– Place the mozzarella sticks into an air fryer basket and cook at 200C/400F for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.

TO STORE: Cooked mozzarella sticks should be stored in the refrigerator, covered. They will keep well for up to 3 days.

TO FREEZE: Place leftover cooked mozzarella sticks in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months.

REHEATING: Either reheat the mozzarella sticks in a preheated oven (180C/350F) for 10 minutes, or in the air fryer (200C.400F) for 6 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 10mg | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 1g

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Welcome! I’m Anosh the owner and founder of Low Carb Diet World. I created this website back in 2013 as a way to save keto-low carb recipes and share them with others.