Baked Mozzarella Sticks

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A new spin on a favorite appetizer, these delicious cheese sticks are made with reduced-fat Mozzarella string cheese and served with warmed marinara dipping sauce. Mozzarella cheese contains a small amount of lactose, making this recipe a friendly option for those who are lactose intolerant.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
26 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) package reduced-fat mozzarella string cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 8 tablespoons panko (Japanese) bread crumbs

  • ½ cup prepared marinara sauce, warmed

Directions

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

  2. Remove cheese from packaging and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk egg until foamy. In small non-stick skillet, mix Italian seasoning with bread crumbs and place over medium heat. Cook and stir bread crumbs until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

  3. Dip one piece of string cheese in egg until coated and then into toasted bread crumbs, coating completely. Redip the string cheese in egg and again into the bread crumbs, if desired. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining string cheese and place on baking sheet 1 1/2 inches apart. Spray string cheese lightly with cooking spray.

  4. Bake 5-6 minutes or until heated through. (Cheese may melt slightly and loose shape. Simply press it back into place.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

216 Calories
14g Fat
10g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 627mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 317mg 24%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 122mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.