These Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks are easy to make at home and they cook right in your oven (no deep-frying required!).
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You could also try dipping it in any of your other favorite sauces.
I prefer to dip mine in ranch and barbecue sauce combined.
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Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Recipe
- 12 sticks part-skim mozzarella string cheese
- ¼ cup Italian breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup Panko Bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ¼ teaspoon dried basil
- ⅛ teaspoon dried oregano
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- Cut cheese sticks in half and freeze until hard, about 30 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs, parsley, basil, oregano, and garlic powder.
- In a separate bowl, add the flour.
- In a third bowl, add the egg and whisk well.
- Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Dip frozen cheese sticks into the flour, shaking off any excess flour.
- Place sticks on prepared baking sheet.
- When all of the sticks are coated, freeze on the sheet for at least 15 minutes, or until ready to bake.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the cheese sticks in the oven and bake for 4-5 minutes, turn sticks over and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until sticks are golden brown and soft.
- Serve warm with marinara sauce or ranch.
You can make the cheese sticks in advance, freeze them on the baking sheet until frozen solid. Transfer to a Ziploc freezer bag and store in the freezer until ready to bake. These will keep in the freezer for up to one month.
- shallow dish (3)
- Baking Sheet
Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod