Recipe of the Day: Baked Mozzarella Sticks!

Indulging in a healthy way, sign me up! One of my favorite things is taking traditionally sinful eats and recreating them in a healthy way. Less fat, less guilt, more healthy ingredients, less salt, etc. Just like with the Zucchini Fries from a few weeks ago, I have another hot tip for you here, that will ensure that the fries stay crispy. I bake them on a cooling rack that is sitting inside of a cookie sheet.

Super helpful way to keep your fries crispy!

Super helpful way to keep your sticks crispy!

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 8 mins
Total time: 18 mins
Makes: 24 mozzarella sticks

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup panko
  • 1½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 12 light string cheese sticks, cut in half
  • marinara or pizza sauce, for dipping

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg with a whisk until light and fluffy.
  3. In another medium sized bowl, combine panko, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper and stir together.
  4. Cut each light string cheese in half. Dip cheese first in egg, then roll in breadcrumb mixture. Place on parchment covered baking sheet. Repeat until all cheese sticks are covered.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 5-8 minutes, or until cheese is soft and warm.
  6. Serve right away with warmed marinara sauce. Enjoy!!

Nutrition Information:

Serving size: per stick Calories: 44 Fat: 1.8 g Saturated fat: 0.9 g Carbohydrates: 2.5 g Sodium: 136 mg Protein: 4.5 g Cholesterol: 12 mg

Susy Sedano is a Content Producer, a fitness enthusiast and an avid cook of healthy meals. She prides herself on creating healthy dishes for family and friends, and is always on the hunt for new workouts and recipes! Despite her hectic non-stop work and fitness schedules, she is a “girl’s girl” and a student of life!
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