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. Cathy says:

    Great. even my entire family loved! yummy!!!!

  2. Angela says:

    I think I’m going to try this recipe, BUT, because I’m eating lo carbs and bread crumbs aren’t allowed, and nuts are, I’m going to try crushing up some macadamia nuts instead of the bread crumbs! :)

  3. s. kearns says:

    i made these using zucchini. Even healthier. Yummers

  4. Elmer says:

    I made these tonight and I used Italian Style Bread Crumbs and they had a very good Flavor, however, I had to cook them longer than 4 minutes and they got just a little too melted but they were still good

  5. Special K says:

    These were horrible, they only cooked on one side, melted quickly in the oven and the breading had no flavour….they would be better pan fried…I will NOT be making these again!

  6. Ginia.Maria says:

    If you really really want to make these super skinny or healthier just use fat free mozzarella, Substitute other things like, skim milk, egg whites, whole wheat flour. Try to look for low calorie low sugar bread crumbs. Make your marinara sauce home made. Don’t eat more then 5 at a time.

    To all you extreme “amg its not healthy wah wah” out there, enjoy your strict diets and glad I’m not in your shoes and restricting myself from enjoying food the best way I can while watching my intake.

  7. DeJa Harper says:

    Yummy! Yes watch out for 4 min.

  8. brittany.oskey says:

    This may be a silly question ,but do you use the fresh block of parmesan ? Or do you use the grated one Kraft makes ?

  9. brittany says:

    This may be a silly question ,but do you use the grated parmesan that Kraft makes. Or do you buy a block of fresh parmesan cheese?

  10. Jennifer says:

    I’m making these for my little buddy (My 18 month old) and myself tonight. It’s a junk food kind of night since my husband deployed and this sounds better than going and buying fried, so it’s not AS bad. Plus it’ll be a lot faster than the rest of the stuff I have set up for the month.

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