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



  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


  1. Margielynn says:

    I am going to try this in my new kitchen gadget, air-fryer. I am sure they will be delicious! Thanks!

  2. Rodario says:

    How are they mozzarella sticks if you don’t use mozzarella?

  3. Tina Basu says:

    These look great. I have also tried air frying mozzarella sticks and they come out pretty well too.

  4. Tina says:

    They look so inviting. I’m going to try these very soon

  5. familyhomerecipesru says:

    Just gorgeous recipe, I do very much, and cooking description and photo of the finished dish, thank you, continue in the same spirit.

  6. CookElite says:

    Can’t wait to try this! Great ideas! Thanks:)

  7. sara says:

    I’ve made these several times with just the blocks of cheese. The are square but that almost seems “more real” i guess idk… Any how to the question up top, I usually dredge mine flour, egg, flouregh… And then to breadcrumb. And leave them set covered in bread crumbs in fridge for a but….They go about 6 mins in a 400 oven


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