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Easy Healthy Mozzarella Sticks

These Easy Healthy Mozzarella Sticks make a delicious game day snack or appetizer!  These are coated in a flour, egg wash, bread crumbs, seasonings, and then air fried or baked to golden perfection! Try dipping them in my homemade zero point marinara sauce!

Makes 12 mozzarella sticks

What ingredients do I need to make these Easy Healthy Mozzarella Sticks?

  • Reduced fat mozzarella sticks- I use Trader Joe’s low moisture par skim mozzarella sticks 
  • All-purpose flour-use gluten-free, if needed. You could substitute the all purpose flour for almond flour, for low carb.
  • Large eggs– beaten with 1 Tbsp water
  • Italian style bread crumbs – you could use gluten-free, if needed
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

How do I make these Easy Healthy Mozzarella Sticks? 

Place flour in the ziplock bag, whisk the eggs in a small, shallow plate or dish, combine bread crumbs along with the seasonings in another small, shallow plate or dish.

Put the cheese sticks in the ziplock bag with the flour. Toss gently to coat the cheese sticks with flour. 

Transfer flour covered cheese sticks to the egg wash and completely coat the cheese stick with egg wash.

Then coat each cheese stick in the bread crumbs and cover completely. 

Place cheese sticks on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.

Freeze the cheese sticks on the baking sheet for at least 2 hours.
The key is to freeze the cheese sticks before cooking, this ensures the cheese doesn’t overcook or leak out before the outer coating gets golden and crispy!

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Place frozen mozzarella sticks on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in a single layer. 

Spray the tops with nonstick spray, then cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. 

Enjoy immediately. These are best served warm. 

What dipping sauces do I dip these in?

We love these dipped in skinny ranch or zero point marinara sauce.

Tips:

  • It is important to freeze the breaded cheese sticks before cooking so the cheese doesn’t escape the breading during the cooking process.
  • Be sure to spray the tops with nonstick spray before cooking-this makes them crisper. 

Ingredients:

  • 12 reduced fat mozzarella sticks- I use Trader Joe’s lite mozzarella sticks
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten with 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Place flour in the ziplock bag, whisk the eggs in a small, shallow plate or dish, combine bread crumbs along with the seasonings in another small, shallow plate or dish.
  2. Put the cheese sticks in the ziplock bag with the flour. Gently toss to coat the cheese sticks with flour. 
  3. Transfer flour covered cheese sticks to the egg wash and completely coat the cheese stick with egg wash.
  4. Then coat each cheese stick in the bread crumbs and cover completely. 
  5. Place cheese sticks on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  6. Freeze the cheese sticks on the baking sheet for at least 2 hours. The key is to freeze the cheese sticks before cooking, this ensures the cheese doesn’t overcook or leak out before the outer coating gets golden and crispy!

Air Fryer Directions:

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Place frozen mozzarella sticks in a single layer, not touching. 
  • Spray the tops with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Enjoy immediately. These are best served warm.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce like my skinny ranch or this zero point marinara sauce. 

Oven Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place frozen mozzarella sticks on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in a single layer. 
  • Spray the tops with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • Enjoy immediately. These are best served warm. 
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce like this skinny ranch or this zero point marinara sauce.

Makes 12 mozzarella sticks 

2-3 PersonalPoints™ per mozzarella stick*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan.

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Yield: 12

Easy Healthy Mozzarella Sticks

Easy Healthy Mozzarella Sticks

These Easy Healthy Mozzarella Sticks make a delicious game day snack or appetizer!  These are coated in a flour, egg wash, bread crumbs, seasonings, and then air fried or baked to golden perfection! Try dipping them in my homemade zero point marinara sauce!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 mozzarella sticks
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten with 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup Italian style bread crumbs - use gluten-free if needed
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

    1. Place flour in the ziplock bag, whisk the egg in a small, shallow plate or dish, combine bread crumbs along with the seasonings in another small, shallow plate or dish.
    2. Put the cheese sticks in the ziplock bag with the flour. Gently toss the cheese sticks with flour. 
    3. Transfer the flour covered cheese sticks to the egg wash and completely coat the cheese stick with egg wash.
    4. Then coat each cheese stick in the bread crumbs and cover completely. 
    5. Place cheese sticks on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
    6. Freeze the cheese sticks on the baking sheet for at least 2 hours. The key is to freeze the cheese sticks before cooking, this ensures the cheese doesn't overcook or leak out before the outer coating gets golden and crispy!

    Air Fryer Directions:

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Place frozen mozzarella sticks in a single layer, not touching. 
  • Spray the tops with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes.

Oven Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place frozen mozzarella sticks on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in a single layer. 
    Spray the tops with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • Enjoy immediately. These are best served warm. 
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce like my skinny ranch or this zero point marinara sauce.

Makes 12 mozzarella sticks 

2-3 PersonalPoints™ per mozzarella stick*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

  • Smartpoints: GREEN: 3 smartpoint per stick BLUE/PURPLE: 2 smartpoints
  • It is important to freeze the breaded cheese sticks before cooking so the cheese doesn’t escape the breading during the cooking process.
  • Be sure to spray the tops with nonstick spray before cooking-this makes them crisper. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 420mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

Monique

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

Thank you so much for sharing recipes like this! I love healthier takes on foods that feel indulgent :)

My only recommendation is to increase the amount of bread crumbs - I was only able to coat half of the mozzarella sticks with 1/3 cup.

Ellen

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

My 10 year old grandson and I made these. They were absolutely fantastic. Just need to make 2 batches next time

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Carmen

Thursday 13th of January 2022

Can the mozzarella sticks be frozen before rolling in the coating? I already have some in the freezer ready to go.

Lindsay Kehl

Thursday 13th of January 2022

Hi Carmen

Yes, You sure can- I would also recommend putting them in the freezer for about an hour after you have coated them-to ensure the breading sets!

Enjoy!

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