Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

I found this recipe on Pinterest and knew immediately that I had to try it!  Last night Connor & I made Baked Mozzarella Sticks and they were amazing!  The original recipe refers to them as healthy.  I don't think I would call these healthy but they are definitely a low calorie option to the fried restaurant or frozen versions.  Connor & I calculated that they are approximately 45 calories each and that includes the marinara sauce for dipping (calories may vary depending on the type, brand & amount of ingredients used).

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

  • 12 Sticks of String Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Cooking Spray

First, cut the cheese sticks in half and then place them in the freezer until they are frozen solid (4-6 hours).  I made the mistake of freezing them first and then trying to cut them.  It would have been a lot easier if I cut them first.

Next, I set out 2 plates, 1 bowl and I covered a baking sheet with aluminum foil which I sprayed with cooking spray (this was for easy clean-up).  I put the frozen cheese sticks first, then a plate with flour, the bowl with the egg (lightly beaten) and finally the second plate with the bread crumbs & parmesan cheese mixed together.

Roll each cheese stick in the flour, then the egg and finally the bread crumb mixture and place them on the baking sheet.

Bake them in a 400 degree oven for 4 minutes then gently turn them over and bake for another 4-5 minutes.  Watch them very closely in the oven.  You do not want the cheese to ooze out and baking times can vary with different ovens.


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1 comment:

  1. They look crispy on the photo! That is how i like sticks, perfect for movies night at home. Good recipe!


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