This mozzarella sticks recipe is a reduced-fat, baked version of a finger-food favorite.
- Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat it to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Remove cheese from packaging and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk egg until foamy. In a small non-stick skillet, mix Italian seasoning with bread crumbs and place over medium-heat. Cook and stir bread crumbs until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
- Dip one piece of string cheese in egg until coated and then into toasted bread crumbs, coating completely. Redip the string cheese in egg and again in bread crumbs, if desired. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining string cheese and place on baking sheet 1½ inches apart. Spray string cheese lightly wth cooking spray.
- Bake 5 to 6 minutes or until heated through. Note: Cheese may melt slightly and loose shape. Simply press it back into place. Serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.
Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Baked Mozzarella Sticks was created by Midwest Dairy Associationand used with permission from MidwestDairy.com https://www.midwestdairy.com/recipe/baked-mozzarella-sticks/.