Baked Mozzarella Sticks

I tried making baked mozzarella sticks using panko bread crumbs and that didn’t really work well. They ended up looking like this.

 

A friend suggested to maybe try freezing the sticks made with panko bread crumbs for awhile so that they don’t turn out like baked mozzarella fingers. I never did end up trying that method. I think this one works just fine. I had come across a recipe for fried mozzarella sticks using wonton wrappers and there was a comment below that said to try baking them instead. What a great idea, and that ended up working very well.

I used some low fat 2% cheese sticks from Sargento, cut them in half and rolled them in egg roll wrappers. Wonton wrappers and egg roll wrappers are pretty much the same thing, according to the lady at the grocery store. You just half to cut the egg roll wrappers in half. Brush them with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with some salt. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and take them out and turn them. Continue to bake for another 5 minutes or until golden brown.

1 stick (I cut mine in half)

Calories 65 | Fat 4.12g | Carbohydrate 4.25g | 3.25g | Fiber 0.2g

Points Plus: 2

Ingredients from taste of home

4 pieces of string cheese cut in hallf (I used Sargento Reduced Fat Mozzarella cheese sticks)

4 egg roll wrappers cut in half

olive oil

salt

Marinara or spaghetti sauce

Directions

Place a piece of string cheese near the bottom corner of one egg roll wrapper (keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use). Fold bottom corner over cheese. Roll up halfway; fold sides toward center over cheese. Moisten remaining corner with water; roll up tightly to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and cheese.

Brush cheese sticks with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn and bake for another 5 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce or whatever sauce you like to dip your cheese sticks in. I actually like salsa.