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Light and Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This is a light version on a classic appetizer. Serve with marinara sauce."
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10 m servings 181
Original recipe yields 4 servings (8 cheese sticks)


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  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.


  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 181 calories; 8.4 15.6 11.6 66 580 Full nutrition

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Delicious! I used seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs, but that was my only change. I definitely recommend using the toothpicks as it made it so easy to coat the mozzarella sticks without making a ...

Used Italian seasoned Panko crumbs. Followed recipe exactly. Family scarfed them up! This recipe is super easy and fast! Thank you sharing!

Definitely tasty, but the mozzarella oozed out of the breading, so it was one big mess. I tossed the whole mess into the marinara sauce and ate it with a fork. Yum, but not finger food.