Light and Baked Mozzarella Sticks


This is a light version on a classic appetizer. Serve with marinara sauce.

close up view of Baked Mozzarella Sticks with sauce in a bowl
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Additional Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
8 cheese sticks


  • cooking spray

  • 8 toothpicks

  • 4 reduced-fat mozzarella string cheese sticks, halved

  • 1 egg

  • ¾ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs


  1. Preheat a toaster oven on broil setting, or set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Spray a small baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Insert toothpick vertically into each cheese stick half to mid-way point. Beat egg in a small bowl. Place bread crumbs in a separate small bowl.

  3. Dip each cheese stick into egg, then press into bread crumbs. Repeat dipping in egg and breadcrumbs for a double-thick coating. Place cheese sticks on prepared baking sheet and spray with additional cooking spray for uniform browning.

  4. Broil in preheated oven until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Allow cheese sticks to set before serving, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
8g Fat
16g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 580mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Calcium 187mg 14%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* 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.

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