Air Fryer Burrata

If you typically adore the creaminess of fresh mozzarella, you’re going to fall in love with this air fryer burrata. With a crispy breading and ooey-gooey inside, this is one comforting bite — trust me when I say my family and any guests I have can’t get enough of this deliciousness.

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Do you love mozzarella sticks? Then you’ll love this crunchy take on traditional burrata with its gooey insides and the ooze of stracciatella cream. If you haven’t been on Team Air Fryer before, you will now!

Just dive right into the bread and coat it with the richness of the creamy cheese ball wrapped in a nice crispy coating. This dish is a guaranteed crowd pleaser any day of the week. Honestly, we could just eat this with a spoon!

What Makes Air Fryer Burrata Amazing

If you know burrata, you know it will make your heart sing. We make it even better with this recipe! 

  • Creamy deliciousness. You won’t find a cheesy, creamy dream like this anywhere! The air fryer takes the smooth interior of the burrata to a new level with the crispy, crunchy outside. 
  • It’s Nutty… for Real. Our recipe for air fryer burrata is a tad different than most because in addition to breadcrumbs, it features vibrantly green and delicious pistachios.
  • Accessible. It takes only a few minutes to grab these ingredients from the grocery store, and a few minutes more to prep!
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Ingredients

You’re just a few simple ingredients away from creating a show-stopping crunchy yet gooey ball of cheese that everyone is going to swoon over!

  • Burrata Cheese – The creamy texture of burrata cheese melts beautifully in the air fryer, creating an absolutely luxurious center for the dish. To make it ready for prep, dab it off with paper towels to soak up extra liquid and moisture so it’s easy to get the coating to adhere.
  • All-Purpose Flour – Coating the burrata cheese in plain flour helps to create a crispy outer layer when cooked in the air fryer. It adds an extra crunchy texture to each bite — everyone loves all the textures when it comes to a dish like this!
  • Egg – The beaten egg acts as a binding agent, helping the breadcrumbs adhere to the burrata cheese during the cooking process.
  • Italian Breadcrumbs – These seasoned breadcrumbs add savory flavor and the perfect crunch to the exterior of the burrata cheese.
  • Pistachios – Pistachios provide a nutty flavor and additional crunch to the dish, complementing the creamy burrata cheese.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Nutty parmesan cheese adds savory notes and richness to the dish, both within the breadcrumb coating and as a garnish.
  • Fresh Parsley – Fresh parsley adds a pop of color and freshness to the finished dish.

Variations 

This dish is pretty amazing as-is but you can shake it up with some twists! 

  • Caprese Style – Instead of using breadcrumbs, coat the burrata in a mixture of crushed garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and chopped fresh basil. Then serve with cherry tomatoes or with a caprese salad.
  • Meat – Wrap the burrata in thin slices of prosciutto before coating with flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. 
  • Mediterranean Style – Mix finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, and fresh oregano into the breadcrumb mixture. Or add Italian Seasoning to the bread crumbs.
  • Garlic – Add a little garlic powder or lots of garlic — just measure it with your heart if you use it.
  • Spiciness – Add a pinch of cayenne pepper, black pepper, chili powder, smoked paprika, or a sprinkle red pepper flakes into the breadcrumb mixture for a spicy kick.
  • Herbs – Mix finely chopped fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, parsley , and fresh basil leaves into the breadcrumb mixture. 
  • Salt – While cheese is already salty, you can add a little salt if you want a bit more saltiness in the burrata. You can use kosher salt or a seasoned salt.
  • Breadcrumbs – Your choice of bread crumbs is up to you! Instead of traditional bread crumbs, use crumbled crackers, pork rinds, or panko breadcrumbs.
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How to Make Air Fried Burrata

This air fryer burrata is so easy to make you’ll be frying up these simple cheesy dish on the regular!

  1. Make breading. Add flour, beaten egg, and bread crumbs mixed with pistachios and parmesan to three separate bowls. Using a shallow bowl will help with the process of dredging.
  2. Coat burrata. To create the crunchy breading, take the burrata and dredge it through each, starting with the flour, followed by the egg, and then the breadcrumb mixture. 
  3. Freeze the burrata for a good half hour while the air fryer heats. 
  4. Spray with cooking spray. Before placing the breaded piece of burrata into the prepared hot air fryer, spray it with a little cooking spray and place it into the air fryer basket. 
  5. Air fry. Place it into the air fryer basket and cook for the recommended time. 
  6. Garnish and serve. Once cooked, transfer the burrata to a plate or other serving dish, top with parmesan, and serve, enjoying the ultimate gooey cheese pull.

What to Serve With Air Fryer Burrata

This gooey ball of creamy burrata cheese is a glorious start to any meal. You can serve it with a drizzle of balsamic glaze drizzled over top or alongside little toasts, with jammy tomatoes or fresh tomatoes, pesto, jams or spreads, or on a cheese board.

Or just serve it over top of warm marinara. You can also just substitute it for butter when you’re spreading it on any type of bread – we love it on garlic bread.

Air-fried burrata is also an amazing appetizer for any Italian dish from authentic carbonara and shrimp scampi to one-pot Italian chicken or fettuccine alfredo. And who would love a melty ball of burrata alongside salads and crusty bread or over top of bowls of spaghetti?

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Storage and Freezing

This dish is really just best served fresh! You can store it if you want, but it won’t be nearly as good served as leftovers.

Make Ahead

You can coat the cheeseball ahead of time, store it in a covered casserole dish, and let it rest until you’ll ready to air fry.

Refrigerator

This is probably the best way to store leftovers if you must. Just place them in an airtight container and store them for up to 3 days.

Freezer

We do not recommend freezing this recipe.

Common Questions About Air Fryer Burrata

Should burrata be heated?

Some would say burrata is best at room temperature, and we do love it served that way. But you can definitely heat it — like most cheeses, you’ll get an ooey-gooey and irresistible texture that’s perfect for spreading.

Do you eat the casing on burrata cheese?

Absolutely! Get all that cheesy goodness in your belly. It’s essentially the same as mozzarella, and its texture is a great contrast to the creaminess inside.

Can cheese be melted in the air fryer?

It sure can! Just choose the right temp for what you’re trying to air fry.

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Air Fryer Burrata

5 from 5 votes
With a crispy breadcrumb and pistachio breading and ooey-gooey inside, this Air Fryer Burrata is going to be your new favorite appetizer!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Set up three shallow bowls, one with the flour, another with the beaten egg and in the third, combine the breadcrumbs, pistachios and Parmesan cheese, mixing together until combined.
  • Dredge the burrata in the flour, then egg and finally pat with the breadcrumb mixture, coating the whole outside.
  • Place the burrata on a plate and freeze for 30 minutes to allow the breading to set.
  • Meanwhile, preheat your Air Fryer to 370°F. Line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper or an air fryer liner.
  • Spray the breadcrumb coating generously with olive oil cooking spray or olive oil in a spray bottle (just mist it, do not saturate) and then carefully lower into the basket of the air fryer and cook for 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove and top with additional Parmesan cheese and parsley and serve with crackers, crostini, baguette, roasted tomatoes, marinara sauce or any other items you like on a charcuterie board.
  • If' you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings.

Nutrition

Calories: 1149 kcal, Carbohydrates: 91 g, Protein: 62 g, Fat: 69 g, Saturated Fat: 35 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g, Trans Fat: 0.02 g, Cholesterol: 329 mg, Sodium: 946 mg, Potassium: 348 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 4 g, Vitamin A: 2011 IU, Vitamin C: 2 mg, Calcium: 1412 mg, Iron: 7 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 1149
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    This was such a unique and unexpected recipe that does not disappoint! Easy and creamy with a perfectly crispy exterior; definitely, a new favorite recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I recently got into air frying and I tried this recipe. Oh my goodness, was this burrata recipe to die for! I will definitely make this again and again!

  3. 5 stars
    I didn’t know burrata could get any better, but it surely did! This air fried burrata is fantastic! I will definitely be. making this recipe again!