Crispy Homemade Fried Cheese Bites Recipe

These crispy homemade fried cheese bites are a perfect snack for cheese lovers. Easy to make and irresistibly delicious, they’re great for parties, gatherings, or a tasty treat during a movie night. Here’s how you can make them at home.


  • 8 ounces of your favorite cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or pepper jack), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Prepare the Coating:
    • In a small bowl, mix together the flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
    • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs.
    • Place the breadcrumbs in a third bowl. This will be your breading station.
  2. Coat the Cheese:
    • Take each cheese cube and roll it in the seasoned flour, ensuring it is completely covered.
    • Dip the floured cheese cube into the beaten eggs, then coat it thoroughly with breadcrumbs. Make sure each piece is well-coated to prevent the cheese from leaking out during frying.
    • For extra crunchiness, you can double dip the cheese cubes by repeating the egg and breadcrumb steps.
  3. Chill the Coated Cheese:
    • Place the breaded cheese cubes on a plate and refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes. This step helps the coating set and reduces the risk of cheese leaking out when fried.
  4. Heat the Oil:
    • Fill a deep frying pan or pot with enough vegetable oil to submerge the cheese bites. Heat the oil to 350°F (175°C). You can test the oil by dropping a small piece of breadcrumb into it; if it sizzles and turns brown, the oil is ready.
  5. Fry the Cheese Bites:
    • Carefully place a few cheese bites into the hot oil. Do not overcrowd the pan to avoid a drop in temperature and to ensure even frying.
    • Fry the cheese bites until they are golden brown, usually about 1 to 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to turn them occasionally for even cooking.
  6. Drain and Serve:
    • Once golden and crispy, remove the cheese bites from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain them on a paper towel-lined plate.
    • Serve hot with dipping sauces like marinara, ranch, or your favorite hot sauce.


  • Cheese Selection: Mozzarella is excellent for a gooey texture, while cheddar and pepper jack add more flavor. You can also experiment with other cheeses.
  • Serving Suggestions: These cheese bites are best served immediately while they’re hot and crispy. They make a great appetizer or a fun addition to a grazing platter.
  • Safety Tips: Be cautious when frying as the oil is very hot. Keep children and pets away from the cooking area.


Crispy homemade fried cheese bites are not only delicious but also a fun and easy snack to prepare. They’re perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying a special treat at home. By following these steps, you can ensure perfectly crispy, gooey cheese bites every time. Enjoy the melty, crispy goodness of your homemade delights!