Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Flip it!

This is a classic appetizer. Serve with marinara sauce.

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!!!!!!


cooking spray
8 toothpicks
4 reduced-fat mozzarella string cheese sticks, halved
1 egg
3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs


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.
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.