healthy mozzarella sticks

Who says our favorite cheesy foods have to be off limits? Mozzarella sticks are awesome for every occasion, and make for a delightful snack that most of us have been accustomed to since childhood. Now that we’re mature college girls who are more health conscious, we can still have the cheesy snack we all love, guilt-free! Read on for instructions on how you can DIY these delicious healthy mozzarella sticks!
 

What you need

  • 12 sticks of string cheese in your choice of cheese, go for the low sodium kind if you want to be extra healthy
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 5 tbsp of bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese
  • A dollop of olive oil, or cooking spray

 

Preparation

  1. Cut the cheese sticks in half, making 24 slices, then freeze the slices in the freezer until completely frozen
  2. Beat the egg in a small bowl. Use a separate bowl to combine the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese
  3. To bread the cheese sticks: First dip the frozen cheese stick into the flour, then into the egg, then into the bread crumb mixture
  4. Once all of the 24 sticks are coated, place them on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil coated with a few drops of olive oil or sprayed with cooking spray (this will keep cleanup to a minimum, and keep the sticks from sticking!)
  5. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 4 minutes, or until crisp. They need to be watched closely so they don’t melt completely!

 
What makes them healthier? They’re home cooked with less butter, they’re baked instead of fried, and cheese sticks are a naturally lower calorie cheese snack. You can also add italian spices or herbs to the recipe, adding them into the bowl with the breadcrumb mixture. Serve with marinara sauce and enjoy!
 

Have you tried this mozzarella stick recipe?

What do you think? What are your favorite healthy substitutions to make while cooking? Leave us a comment below!

 

Author: Anna Patrick

85 Comments

  1. Hoag says:

    I would like to believe that “healthy mozzarella sticks” was sarcasm, but the site design indicates otherwise.
    I’d also like to believe that “mature college girls” was entirely a joke, but the tone and the comments indicate otherwise.
    Hey, here’s some unsolicited advice: I know most of you wouldn’t be interested in dating a guy in his mid-to-late-30s. But those of you who would must understand that if a guy in his mid-to-late-30s is interested in dating a girl in her early 20s, it’s not because she is mature. It is because he is not.

  2. Stacy says:

    These look delicious! I have all the ingredients on hand except the bread crumbs. I’m guessing you mean the tiny dried kind you buy in the box and not regular bread crumbled up? I know they sell some that already have italian seasoning in them, so that’d make it super easy. Can’t wait to try!

  3. Heather says:

    Elizabath – you could maybe double dip them? Meaning dip them once in the egg and crumbs and then again. I do this with my chicken parmesan and it works really well.

  4. Sandy says:

    Can’t wait to try this!!! Thanks so much

  5. Sandy says:

    This sounds easy and great!!! Thanks

  6. Marisa says:

    I believe I’ll be making these this weekend, yes I will. Thank you!

  7. These look so good and easy to make. Thanks.

  8. Connie says:

    Oh my! So quick and easy – I’ll be making these soon!

    Thanks!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    These are really good. I was wondering how I could make the breading thicker. Also, they took about six minutes but I could have left them in longer.

    • Ben says:

      In order to make your breading thicker use another egg or just add some milk to the egg, then “double dip” your cheese sticks. Go in this order. Flour, egg, breading, egg, breading, pan. This may also require a slightly longer cook time, probably another 30 seconds to 1 minute. I hope this helps and that you enjoy. I just realized this is a girls cooking site … I stumbled, here sorry that I’m a boy lol.

      • Andujar says:

        I was wondering the same thing, in case I needed the option for that. Thanks.

  10. DawsonAshley says:

    Omg, this sounds great! Thanks for posting im def. going to try this!

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