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

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
4 mins
additional:
1 min
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 cheese sticks
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 11.6g 23% DV; carbohydrates 15.6g 5% DV; fat 8.4g 13% DV; cholesterol 66.5mg 22% DV; sodium 580mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2018
Used Italian seasoned Panko crumbs. Followed recipe exactly. Family scarfed them up! This recipe is super easy and fast! Thank you sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2018
Turned out horribly and I put them in for 4 minutes but they burnt at 2 1/2 but it’s all I had to eat for lunch so I ate them Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2018
Used Italian seasoned Panko crumbs. Followed recipe exactly. Family scarfed them up! This recipe is super easy and fast! Thank you sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2020
Seriously, I loved this. For a recipe that doesn’t involve using tons of oil to fry in, or wraps like egg roll wraps.... these turned out really good. One change I made was freezing mine for about 15 minutes before broiling. I think chilling mozzarella sticks keeps them together better. I broiled them just until a few started to ooze a little, about 4 1/2 minutes. I really enjoyed them and would definitely make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2016
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 big mess. I should've took them out a minute sooner but I got distracted (shocking I know lol) so that's why they oozed a little but they were still awesome! I will def be making these again and again as they make a great healthier snack or side YUM YUM YUM!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2018
Turned out horribly and I put them in for 4 minutes but they burnt at 2 1/2 but it’s all I had to eat for lunch so I ate them Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/01/2019
I basically just made a pan of cheese with some bread crumbs scattered throughout. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2019
Made these in a conventional oven with the broiler set to low. The breadcrumbs burned almost immediately - they definitely need to be farther than 6" from the broiler. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/17/2020
I will not make again. Definitely needed to freeze them before attempting to bake. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2020
I used Panko crumbs also. To prevent cheese from oozing try freezing sticks after breading for an hour or two Read More