Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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These mozzarella sticks are tossed in flour, covered with beaten egg and then drenched with an Italian herb-seasoned parmesan cheese panko breading. Rather than the traditional deep-frying, these are lightly coated in olive oil then baked until crispy.

Total Time:

18 minutes

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Difficulty:


Serving Amount
  • 8 string cheese sticks

  • 1 egg

  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

  • 13 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

  • 112 tsp. Italian seasoning

  • Spray oil or 2 Tbsp. olive oil (spray oil provides a better distribution of oil and encourages a crispy aftermath)

  • 14 cup marinara sauce for dipping

  • Step 1

    Cut mozzarella sticks in half and freeze for at least 2 hours or until frozen solid.

  • Step 2

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a foil-lined baking sheet.

  • Step 3

    Prepare three bowls: one with flour, one with a beaten egg and one with the panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning mixed together.

  • Step 4

    Gently press cheese stick into flour to coat, shaking off excess flour.

  • Step 5

    Dip into egg, then press into bread crumb mixture. Dip into egg again and press into bread crumb mixture again to form a crust.

  • Step 6

    Place breaded sticks onto the baking sheet, then spray generously with oil or drizzle with olive oil.

  • Step 7

    Bake for about 7 minutes, then 1 minute under the broiler set to high.

  • Step 8

    Serve with fresh chopped parsley and your favorite marinara sauce.

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