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Baked Mozzarella Sticks

A healthier take on traditional fried mozzarella sticks, these Baked Mozzarella sticks are easy to make, crispy, and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 12 cheese sticks cut in half
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • olive oil spray
  • pizza sauce for dipping, optional

Instructions

  1. In a shallow bowl, add flour; set aside. Place whisked eggs into a shallow bowl. In another medium bowl, add breadcrumbs, panko, and spices and stir to combine. Place all bowls in front of your workstation and the cheese sticks in front of you. 

  2. Place a baking sheet off to the side- you will set the mozzarella sticks onto it after coating.

  3. Taking one mozzarella stick, toss it in the flour mixture, then coat with egg, then press into breadcrumb mixture to coat. Repeat by dipping in egg and then back into breadcrumb mixture; set on baking sheet. Repeat for all mozzarella sticks.

  4. Place sticks into freezer and freeze for at least 2 hours.

When ready to cook:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet with olive oil spray and set mozzarella sticks on sheet evenly spaced apart. Lightly spray the tops with olive oil spray. Place into the oven for 5 minutes, flip over and cook 2-3 more minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately with desired dipping sauce.