3/1/12

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

I like to choose baking over frying anytime that I can. Since I'm a cheese lover, I was happy to find this recipe for Baked Mozzarella Sticks at Penelope's Oasis. I made them to go with lunch today, and I loved them, nothing greasy about these cheese sticks, just cheese and crunch.






Baked Mozzarella Sticks
1 (12 ounce) package mozzarella cheese strings
1/2 cup flour
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
Marinara sauce for dipping

Unwrap cheese strings and cut cheese pieces in half. Place cheese in freezer for 20 - 30 minutes. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place flour, egg whites, and bread crumbs in 3 separate bowls. Dip each cheese stick into the flour, then the egg white, then the bread crumbs, completely covering the cheese stick. Pat the bread crumbs on if needed to help them adhere. Place each cheese stick on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with marinara or other dip of choice.

You'll need a package of mozzarella cheese strings and some Italian style bread crumbs. You can use plain bread crumbs if you like, but those will need to be seasoned with salt and pepper.

Cut the cheese strings in half and place in the freezer for 20 - 30 minutes. The original recipe indicated to freeze for 15 minutes to keep the cheese from oozing out while baking. Some of mine oozed quite a bit, so I'm recommending freezing them a little longer.

Place the flour, egg whites, and bread crumbs in 3 separate bowls.


Roll the cheese sticks in each one, and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes.

Serve with Marinara or any other dipping sauce you like.



Baked Mozzarella Sticks are so easy to make, and so good.

15 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Mozzarella sticks are my sons absolute favorite thing ever! I think I have all the ingredients. I can't wait to make these tonight! Thanks!

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  2. I'm definitely filing this recipe away for next football season. Everyone is going to love it!

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  3. I LOVE mozzarella sticks!!! Thanks for sharing, Anita. I will be making these for sure. Isn't it great that they're baked. Frying makes such a mess!

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  4. Wow homemade mozzarella sticks sound so good and they look fantastic, can't wait to try these!

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  5. These look scrumptious! I like to bake rather than frying too...can't wait to try these :)

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe!

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  6. That's a great idea for lunch! I'm always wondering what to have as I don't want a lot but I still need something to eat about that time of day. That's a great recipe too because it's not fried and the ingredients are easy to get. Plus, easy to make! Thanks Anita...love it!

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  7. These look yummy. I'm not a fan of deep frying. So these look great.

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  8. YUM YUM YUM and no frying! These look delish! I also tagged you in a game of blog tag. check it out and have a good weekend!

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-tag-im-it.html

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  9. Anita,
    I love the tutorial. I've always wondered how to make them and I love that yours are baked not fried. I'm pinning these. Thanks.

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  10. These are great! the only "problem" is that it's hard to stop eating them.

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  11. I love mozzarella sticks, but haven't had any in a long time since the ones at restaurants and stores have gluten. I never thought about making them myself, but I could use gluten free bread crumbs to make my own. Thank you for this great idea Antia! Again, I appreciate you linking to my party!

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  12. I saw your post on Shannon's Cozy Home Scenes party. I made some cheese sticks a couple of weeks ago that I deep fried. They were really good but oh so messy!! I'm glad I found the baked recipe and will definitely try it out. This one goes on my Pinterest board ;)

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  13. I discovered expanding the role of cheese and this is a wonderful way, to do it.

    This is being featured, this week, at Bake with Bizzy. We thank you for providing us with so many recipes, deserving of being in the spotlight.

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  14. I have had Cheddar sticks but simply cant wait to pop these Mozarella sticks in my mouth.. soo tempting :)

    happy to follow u dear, do visit my blog as u wish :)

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