How To Make Cheese Curds In Air Fryer

How To Make Cheese Curds In Air Fryer For A Crispy Exterior & Gooey Interior

Are you wondering about the process of cooking cheese curds using an air fryer? Look no further than this guide. Cheese curds can serve as an excellent snack for late-night cravings, gatherings, or even relaxing moments with your children. A common challenge arises when attempting to warm them up in a microwave or sometimes an oven, where they often turn into a sticky mess. Mastering the perfect preparation can seem like a complex endeavor. However, an air fryer simplifies this task, removing the hassle and ensuring success.

Your cheese curd will almost always be cooked through perfectly in your air fryer. But, if you accidently overcook them, they will still become a bobbling mess. Today we will be exploring the top questions generally asked when attempting to make perfectly crispy cheese curds.

Common Questions When Air Frying Cheese Curds

How To Make Frozen Cheese Curds In Air Fryer

To air fry your frozen cheese curds:


If you prefer a crispier finish on your cheese curds, consider spritzing them with a bit of oil before cooking, and preheating your air fryer.  To do this, simply set your air fryer temperature in the first step to 400 degrees. For most fryers, this should take about 2 – 5 minutes. Then you can start your cooking process, which will take about another six minutes.

How To Make Cheese Curds At Different Temperatures In The Air Fryer?

As stated above, air fried cheese curds generally cook at 400 degrees F. Though, there are some air fryers that will be able to cook them at 360. So, study your brand or run a small experiment before you decide on the temperature.

How Do I Make Frozen Cheese Curds?

The cheese curds you buy from the grocery store are just like the fresh ones. The only exception being that they’re generally pre-breaded and ready to cook when you buy them. Simply toss them in your air fryer, set the temperature and the load them to cook for the five to six minutes required.

What To Eat With Your Air Fried Cheese Curds?

Cheese curds can be enjoyed with marinara sauce, pizza dipping sauce, or a good salad. Check below for some tips on sauces that go well with cheese curds.

Simple Recipes For Air Frying Cheese Curds

Here is an easy recipe to get you started.

Bacon Crusted Cheese Curds

Serves: 2

Time: 20 mins.


  • Cheese curds (1 cup)
  • Almond Flour (2 tsp.)
  • Salt (1/4 tsp.)
  • Cayenne Pepper (1/8 tsp.)
  • Egg Whites (2, stiffly beaten)
  • Bacon bits (3/4 cup, finely crumbled)


  1. Set your air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all your ingredients except, egg whites and bacon.
  3. Next, add in egg whites and gently work in with your hands then form into sticks.
  4. Roll your sticks in bacon so that they are evenly quoted and add to your fryer basket to cook until golden on all sides. Serve and enjoy!

Bonus Recipes

Now that you know how to air fry delicious cheese curds, let’s explore with a few recipes that you can enjoy with your crispy cheese curds. Here are a few sauces, and sides to try!

Sweet & Spicy Onion Sauce

This sweet sauce is savory and sweet at the same time and goes well with deli sandwiches.

Serves: 6

Time: 20 minutes


  • corn syrup, ½ cup light
  • onion, 2 tablespoons, chopped
  • cayenne, 2 teaspoons
  • red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon
  • white vinegar, 2 teaspoons
  • balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon
  • brown sugar, 1 teaspoon
  • buttermilk powder, 1 teaspoon, dried
  • lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon
  • poppy seeds, 1/8 teaspoon
  • salt, 1/8 teaspoon
  • black pepper, a pinch
  • garlic powder, a pinch


  1. Dice onions very fine.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a sauce and bring to a rapid boil.
  3. Boil for 2-3 minutes constantly stirring mixture.
  4. Turn off the heat and remove mixture.
  5. Cool and enjoy.
  6. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Chicken Egg Soup

This delicious soup is made with chicken, bell pepper and eggs.

Serves: 3

Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 oz. chicken, cut into small pieces
  • green bell pepper, 1, chopped
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat oil in saucepan, add garlic cloves, onion and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add chicken and fry for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in your bell pepper, black pepper, salt and mix well.
  4. Add chicken broth, cook for 10 minutes.
  5. In a bowl add water with corn flour and mix well.
  6. Gradually pour this mixture into soup and stir continuously for 2 minutes.
  7. Add eggs by gradually sting soup. Cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Ladle into bowls.
  9. Serve and enjoy.

Spinach Soup with Peas

This soup is made with fresh spinach, peas, onion and flavored with chili flakes.

Serves: 3

Time: 25 minutes


  • baby spinach, 1 cup
  • vegetable broth, 2 cups
  • milk, ½ cup
  • garlic, 4-5 cloves, minced
  • chili flakes, ½ teaspoon
  • salt, ¼ teaspoon
  • oil, 2 tablespoons
  • peas, 1 cup


  1. Heat oil in saucepan and add garlic cloves, cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add vegetable broth, spinach, peas, chili flake, and salt, mix well.
  3. Leave to cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour in milk and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
  5. Spoon into serving bowls.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Bottom Line

Cheese curds cooked in your air fryer are extremely versatile. They can be enjoyed by your kids or a lunch time snack or paired with a bowl of soup or dipping sauce for a bigger meal. Try to marry them with meals that will complement the crispness and creaminess of your cheese curds.

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