Make Air Fryer Babybel Cheese for a quick, easy, and healthy way to enjoy this snack food. The inside gets nice and gooey while the outside is crispy, seasoned perfection.

Air Fryer Babybel Cheese
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Babybel Cheese Air Fried

Do you love fried cheese? I know I do! And, it’s so easy to make at home. These crispy Air Fryer Babybel Cheese Bites are the perfect appetizer for your next party, especially during football or hockey season. Plus, they’re kid-friendly and taste great served with a side of marinara sauce.

This is truly one of the best Babybel cheese recipes you could make. Gooey mozzarella cheese is coated in a crispy breadcrumb coating seasoned with herbs and spices. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!

Once you’ve tried this Babybel air fryer recipe, check out more of my favorite Air Fryer Cheese Recipes including AIR FRYER FROZEN CHEESE CURDS, AIR FRYER SMOKED CREAM CHEESE, AIR FRYER PANERA FOUR CHEESE SOUFFLE, and AIR FRYER TRADER JOE’S BREAD CHEESE.

Why You’ll Love Air-Fried Babybel Cheese

  • Quick and easy snack or appetizer
  • Easy to customize with spices and herbs
  • Can be make gluten-free and Keto-friendly
  • Perfect for the whole family

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Air Fryer Babybel Cheese

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  • BabyBel Cheese: These mini cheese rounds are perfect for air frying. Their creamy texture inside a crispy coating makes for a delicious snack.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Flour helps the egg and breadcrumb coating stick to the cheese, creating a crispy outer layer.
  • Eggs: Beaten eggs act as a binding agent, ensuring the breadcrumbs adhere properly to the cheese.
  • Water: Add a small amount of water to the beaten eggs to thin them slightly, which helps the breadcrumb coating adhere more evenly to the cheese.
  • Breadcrumbs or Panko Breadcrumbs: Bread crumbs provide a crunchy texture to the exterior of the cheese. Panko bread crumbs can be used for an extra crispy finish.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Mix grated Parmesan cheese with the breadcrumbs to add a savory, cheesy flavor to the coating, enhancing the overall taste.
  • Spices and Spices: Adding seasonings like garlic powder, paprika, or Italian herbs to the bread crumbs can enhance the flavor of the final product.
  • Serving: Marinara sauce for dipping.

How to make Babybel Air Fryer Cheese

Here are the step-by-step directions to make air-fried Bbabybel cheese in minutes!

breaded babybels in air fryer basket

Step 1: Set up your dredging station

In one bowl, mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Whisk together the egg and water in a second bowl. For the third bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano, and basil.

Step 2: Prep the snack cheese

Place a cheese round into the flour mixture, coating both sides. Dip it in the egg wash, let the excess drip off, then place it into the breadcrumb mixture. Flip and pat so the coating adheres to all sides. Place on a baking sheet and repeat until all of the snack cheese is coated. Then, place the pan in the freezer and freeze until solid, about 1 to 2 hours.

Air Fryer Babybel Cheese

Step 3: Air fry breaded cheese

Spray your air fryer basket with olive oil. Set the FROZEN cheese into the air fryer, then spray the tops with more olive oil.

How Long To Cook Babybel Cheese In Air Fryer

Cook at 360 degrees F, air fryer setting, set cook time for 3-6 minutes. Flip with a pair of tongs, spray again with olive oil, about halfway through the cooking process.

Note: This recipe will not work unless the cheese is completely frozen.

Air Fryer Babybel Cheese

Pro Tips & Recipe Variations

  • Freeze first: You need to make sure that the snack cheese is frozen solid before air frying. Otherwise, the cheese will completely melt and burn, creating a giant mess in your air fryer.
  • Spray with oil: If you want the golden color on your Babybel air fryer cheese, make sure to spray generously with cooking spray.
  • Do not crowd your air fryer basket: Otherwise, the snack cheese will not crisp up correctly. Leave plenty of space between each round so the air can circulate.
  • Flip halfway: Depending on your air fryer, you may need to flip them halfway during the cooking process so they crisp and brown on both sides.
  • Gluten-Free Version: Use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs. My favorites are 4C Premium Bread Crumbs or Michelle Farms Gluten-Free Italian Bread Crumbs.
  • Keto or Low-Carb Options: Use grounded pork rinds or Appel Foods-Nut Crumbs, which are sugar-free and low-carb, in place of the breadcrumbs. Be sure to use the appropriate flour substitute as well.
  • Seasonings: I love adding some hot sauce or cayenne pepper to the egg mixture for some heat. You can also add finely chopped fresh herbs instead of dried to make these pop in your mouth.
Air Fryer Babybel Cheese

Air Fryer Babybel Cheese Recipe Faqs

Can I use different types of breadcrumbs for the coating? Yes, you can use regular breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs for a crunchier texture. Mixing in grated Parmesan cheese and seasonings can enhance the flavor of the coating.

How do I prevent the cheese from melting too much in the air fryer? Make sure to fully coat the cheese in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Preheating the air fryer and monitoring the cooking time closely can also help prevent the cheese from melting out of the coating.

What temperature should I use for air frying Babybel cheese? Preheat your air fryer to 360°F (175°C) and cook the coated cheese rounds for about 5-7 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

Can I prepare these ahead of time and store them? Yes, you can coat the Babybel cheese rounds and refrigerate them for a few hours before air frying. This can help the coating adhere better and makes it convenient for quick cooking later.

How do I keep the coating from falling off during cooking? Make sure to press the breadcrumb mixture firmly onto the cheese and let the coated cheese rounds rest for a few minutes before air frying. This helps the coating to set and adhere better.

What dipping sauces go well with air-fried Babybel cheese? Air-fried Babybel cheese pairs well with HOMEMADE SPAGHETTI SAUCE RECIPE, EASY SWEET CHILI SAUCE, SMOKEY SOUTHERN COMEBACK SAUCE, ALFREDO DIP, or HOMEMADE BLUE-CHEESE DRESSING.

Can I use other types of cheese for this recipe? Yes, you can experiment with other types of cheese, but make sure they are firm enough to hold their shape during cooking. Mozzarella balls or other small, firm cheeses work well.

How do I store and reheat leftovers? Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat them in the air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for 2-3 minutes to regain their crispiness.

Air Fryer Babybel Cheese

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Air Fryer Babybel Cheese

Air Fryer Babybel Cheese

3.83 from 34 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Babybel Cheese makes for a great snack, and quick appetizer!

Ingredients 

  • 1 package Babybel Cheese, approximately 8
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, Shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Serve with Marinara Sauce (optional)

    Instructions

    • Set up three bowls for your work bowls. In one bowl, mix the flour, salt, and pepper. The other bowl will have your egg and water mixed in the third bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano, and basil.
    • Place the cheese into the flour, shaking off the excess, then adding it to the egg wash, letting the excess drip off, and then into the bread crumb mixture, patting it down, so they adhere to the cheese
    • As you coat the cheese, place them on a baking sheet. After you have finished breading all of the cheese, place the baking tray into the freezer.
    • Freeze until they are solid, 1 to 2 hours.
    • Then spray your air fryer basket with olive oil.
    • Set the FROZEN cheese into the air fryer, spray with olive oil spray.
    • Time 360 degrees F, for 3 minutes, flip them with a pair of tongs, spray again with olive oil, and then air fry for another 3 minutes. (use air fryer setting)

    Equipment

    • Air Fryer
    • Cooking Spray
    • Parchment Paper, optional

    Notes

    Note: This recipe will not work unless the cheese is completely frozen.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1ServingCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 459mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 96IUVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 1mg

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