Air Fryer Burrata Is Going Viral and We Have to Admit—We’re Obsessed

Updated: Sep. 19, 2023

Gooey cheese, light breadcrumb coating and marinara sauce? What's not to love?

Burrata, the delightful cousin of mozzarella, is amazing—soft, creamy and bursting with natural flavor. Meaning “buttered” in Italian, the cheese is one of those ingredients that’s so simple and perfect. It works best with straightforward seasonings like a drizzle of oil, a pinch of salt or cracked pepper. It’s wonderful on a burrata board, in a burrata caprese salad, in burrata ravioli or on burrata toast.

So why would you cook burrata in an air fryer? This is an excellent question and one people have been asking since TikTok food creators have been cooking up air fryer burrata, with the #airfriedburrata hashtag having 1.6 million views. The viral take on this classic cheese has taken the internet by storm, and we can’t help but be mesmerized. Take a look below.

@thisisplanetfood Airfryer burrata 🤌 🧀Season 100g of breadcrumbs with 1 tbsp each of smoked paprika and oregano and then salt and pepper to taste 🍅Coat your burrata in 100g of plain flour, egg wash then breadcrumbs 🧀Repeat the egg and breadcrumbs until fully coated 🍅Air Fry for 6-8 mins at 170C 🧀Serve on top of warm marinara and sprinkle with parmesan and parsley #burrata #burratacheese #airfriedburrata #airfryerrecipes #airfryertiktok #cheeserok #cheeserecipe ♬ BOYS A LIAR X GLAMOROUS BY ALTÉGO – ALTÉGO

What Is Air Fryer Burrata?

Quite simply, it’s burrata that’s been fried in an air fryer. If you don’t want to deal with the chore and potential messiness of a more traditional fried burrata, air frying it might be the answer for you.

How to Make Air Fryer Burrata

Air Fryer Crusted Burrata Recipe Via @ThisIsPlanetFood TikTok SOCIALVia @ThisIsPlanetFood/TikTok


  • 1 ball (8 ounces) of burrata
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Bread crumbs
  • Marinara sauce
  • Parsley
  • Grated parmesan cheese


Step 1: Bread the burrata

Coat the burrata with flour, then eggs, then breadcrumbs.

Step 2: Fire up the air fryer

Cook the breaded burrata in the air fryer for five minutes.

Step 3: Plate it up

Serve atop the marinara sauce, with a sprinkling of parsley and parmesan cheese on top.

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