Homemade Fried Cheese Bites

Craving a crispy and cheesy snack that’s perfect for sharing with friends or enjoying on your own? Look no further than these Homemade Fried Cheese Bites! With their golden-brown exterior and gooey melted cheese center, these bite-sized delights are sure to be a hit at any gathering or as a tasty appetizer for your next movie night. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make these irresistible fried cheese bites right in your own kitchen. Get ready to satisfy your cheese cravings with this easy and delicious recipe!




  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (plain or seasoned)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Marinara sauce or ranch dressing, for dipping (optional)



  1. Begin by preparing the breading station. Place the all-purpose flour in a shallow bowl or dish. In another shallow bowl, beat the eggs until well combined. In a third bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with garlic powder, paprika, and salt.
  2. Take a cube of mozzarella cheese and coat it lightly with flour, shaking off any excess.
  3. Dip the floured cheese cube into the beaten eggs, making sure it is evenly coated.
  4. Roll the cheese cube in the seasoned breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere the breadcrumbs to the cheese.
  5. Repeat the coating process with the remaining cheese cubes, placing them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper as you go. Once all the cheese cubes are coated, transfer the baking sheet to the freezer and freeze for at least 30 minutes. Freezing the cheese bites helps them hold their shape during frying.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F (175°C).
  7. Carefully add a few frozen cheese bites to the hot oil, being sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry the cheese bites for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  8. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the fried cheese bites to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil. Repeat the frying process with the remaining cheese bites.
  9. Serve the Homemade Fried Cheese Bites immediately while hot, with marinara sauce or ranch dressing for dipping, if desired.


Tips for Success:

  • Use a block of mozzarella cheese and cut it into bite-sized cubes rather than using pre-sliced cheese. This ensures that the cheese holds its shape during frying and doesn’t ooze out too quickly.
  • Make sure the oil is at the correct temperature (350°F or 175°C) before adding the cheese bites to fry. If the oil is too hot, the cheese bites may brown too quickly on the outside before the cheese has a chance to melt inside.
  • If you don’t have a deep fryer, you can also fry the cheese bites in a large skillet with enough oil to submerge them halfway. Flip the cheese bites halfway through frying to ensure even browning on all sides.
  • For an extra kick of flavor, try adding grated Parmesan cheese or Italian seasoning to the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Serve the fried cheese bites immediately for the best texture and flavor. They are best enjoyed while hot and crispy.



  • Jalapeño Popper Cheese Bites: Add a slice of pickled jalapeño or a dollop of cream cheese to the center of each cheese cube before breading for a spicy twist.
  • Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Bites: Wrap each cheese cube with a half-slice of bacon before breading and frying for a savory and indulgent treat.
  • Mediterranean Cheese Bites: Use feta cheese cubes instead of mozzarella and add chopped olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs to the breadcrumb mixture for a Mediterranean-inspired flavor.


Homemade Fried Cheese Bites are a crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s perfect for any occasion. With their crispy exterior and gooey cheese center, these bite-sized treats are sure to disappear quickly. Whether you’re hosting a party, snacking while watching the game, or simply treating yourself to a cheesy indulgence, these homemade fried cheese bites are guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. So gather your ingredients, get frying, and get ready to enjoy the irresistible deliciousness of these crispy and cheesy delights!

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