Thursday, October 20, 2011

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks hold a dear place in my heart. They've been a favorite of mine ever since I remember. I allow myself to indulge in them as a treat every time I'm at a Sonic (which isn't often enough, because, sadly, the closest one is an hour's drive).

But as much as I love mozzarella sticks, I find the process of making them unappealing. Dip the cheese in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs, then fry and watch the cheese ooze out into the oil. No thanks. It tends to make a mess of me and my kitchen, and it still does not taste as good as I can get from a pizza shop.

These baked mozzarella sticks change the game. They are not like any other mozzarella stick I've ever had. Instead of breadcrumbs, each cheese stick is tucked inside an egg roll wrapper and then baked. While different than a traditional mozzarella stick, these are just as tasty.


12 egg roll wrappers
12 string cheese sticks
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Place an egg roll wrapper on a clean surface, with one of its points facing you. With a pastry brush dipped in water, moisten all the edges. Place a string cheese at the bottom point of the wrapper and start rolling. Tuck in the sides as you roll. Place seam down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat for the rest of the egg roll wrappers.

3. Brush the tops of the sticks with the olive oil. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Then place under broiler to finish. Sticks are finished when the edges turn golden brown and cheese just begins to ooze at the seams. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. Serve with a marinara dipping sauce.

Source: Taste of Home

This recipe is shared with Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Craft-O-Maniac, On the Menu Monday, Recipe Sharing Monday, Made by You Monday, Tuesday Talent Show, This Chick Cooks, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, Sweets for a Saturday


  1. That's awesome!!! I can't wait to try them.

  2. What a great idea, these look so yummy

  3. These look so yummy, i can't wait to try them!!
    Hopefully come out as pretty as yours! :D

    Kara :)

  4. My kids love Mozzarella sticks, but making them with wrappers is a great idea. I need to try this next time.

    Bibi @ Frugal Wannabe Cooks

  5. My daughter will love these. Thanks for sharing.
    I'm now a follower of yours, love your blog.

  6. We love mozzarella sticks, too! I've tried a couple of times to make them. First time I didn't freeze them for about 30 minutes before I fried 'em. What a mess! Came out better the 2nd time. Think I'll like the baked ones even better! Thanks.

  7. My husband has been bugging me to make him some cheese sticks, but I hate frying stuff. I'll have to give these a try.
    Love your blog, by the way, and your cat is so cute. Found you from Sweet As Sugar Cookies blog.

  8. I think my daughter would like to make these! Thanks so much!

  9. I don't make mozzarella sticks for the same reason. Your new version is a fabulous idea! I'm having a household in a couple of weeks, this will be a great treat during the football game!
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  10. These look amazingly Yummy. I have to try it someday..:))
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  11. What a great idea! so much quicker!

  12. I have this on my list to make this week. I agree with you the process of making them it way too much. This seems like it is easier and probably better for you as well.

  13. An Italian restaurant here makes their Mozza sticks in wonton wrappers like this but then fries them. They serve them with this AMAZING balsamic vinegar sauce... I'll have to try these while I'm perfecting that sauce.

  14. Cheese sticks are always my favorite. There are frying and baking versions. But we usually go with the frying one.
    Anyway, your pictures look so yummy! ^^


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