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Homemade Mozzarella Sticks

This is a partnered post with Lunchbox. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

So everyone is talking about The Big Game and I’m all, lets watch the commercials and eat way too much food. Because y’all, I don’t know a thing about football. Well, besides touchdowns and field goals. What I’m most interested in is the food and the commercials. But lets be honest, it’s mostly the food.

Because Homemade Mozzarella Sticks, y’all.

Are mozzarella sticks one your favorite appetizers. Learn how to make homemade mozzarella sticks and have them anytime you want!

Oh my yum. Don’t these look delicious? And it’s such an easy recipe!

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 12 reduced-fat mozzarella string cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/8 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Ragu Chunky Tomato, Garlic & Onion sauce (available at HEB), warmed
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Remove string cheese from packaging, cut in half, and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg until you see some bubbles; set aside. In a separate small bowl, combine all dried spices. Add panko bread crumbs and mix with spices until they are distributed evenly throughout. In a small skillet, heat panko bread crumb mixture over medium heat. Cook bread crumbs for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet and return to bowl; set aside.
  4. Create an assembly line of cut string cheese, egg, and toasted panko bread crumbs. Dip one piece of string cheese in egg until coated and then dip immediately into the toasted panko bread crumbs making sure to coat completely. If you want, you can dip into the egg again, followed by the bread crumbs. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining string cheese. Place on the baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place coated string cheese into the freezer for about 20 minutes. Remove from freezer and place in heated oven and bake for about 5 minutes, or until completely heated through. Remove from oven and serve with warmed Ragu sauce.

Sounds simple, right? It’s such an easy recipe and perfect for anytime you’re entertaining or just want to enjoy homemade mozzarella sticks at home!

Here’s how easy it is:

Cut the mozzarella string cheese into halves.

Are mozzarella sticks one your favorite appetizers. Learn how to make homemade mozzarella sticks and have them anytime you want!

Dip into egg.

Are mozzarella sticks one your favorite appetizers. Learn how to make homemade mozzarella sticks and have them anytime you want!

Dip into panko bread crumbs mixture.

Are mozzarella sticks one your favorite appetizers. Learn how to make homemade mozzarella sticks and have them anytime you want!

For a thicker breading, repeat the process. But they’re absolutely fine with just one dip into each. Place on a prepared baking sheet and bake!

So easy! And so, so yummy!

Are mozzarella sticks one your favorite appetizers. Learn how to make homemade mozzarella sticks and have them anytime you want!

I love how light and airy the coating is. It’s not overly thick so that you get a more balanced taste of coating AND cheese, rather than just the coating.

Are mozzarella sticks one your favorite appetizers. Learn how to make homemade mozzarella sticks and have them anytime you want!

And I imagine that they’re so much better than the fried variety (meaning maybe you can eat just one more).

Are mozzarella sticks one your favorite appetizers. Learn how to make homemade mozzarella sticks and have them anytime you want!

Dip them in your favorite Ragu sauce (I used Chunky Tomato, Garlic & Onion) and enjoy! I use Ragu Chunky Tomato, Garlic & Onion because it’s full of tasty vegetables, contains two servings of veggies in every 1/2 cup of sauce, and contains 100% California Grown Tomatoes.

Are mozzarella sticks one your favorite appetizers. Learn how to make homemade mozzarella sticks and have them anytime you want!

Warm melted cheese with a tasty panko bread crumb coating — it just doesn’t get much better than that, folks!

Are mozzarella sticks one your favorite appetizers. Learn how to make homemade mozzarella sticks and have them anytime you want!

Want to try using Ragu for your game day snacks? Head into your local HEB to stock up on Ragu and the rest of your football needs!

Are mozzarella sticks one your favorite appetizers. Learn how to make homemade mozzarella sticks and have them anytime you want!

What’s your favorite dish to serve while watching the Big Game?

Here are some other tasty dishes to serve while watching the game:

  • Easy Ultimate Party Meatballs
  • Mini Barbeque Meatloaf
  • California Cheesesteak Dip


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11 thoughts on “Homemade Mozzarella Sticks”

  1. Scott says:

    I’ve made these before and they are so easy to do! And they always turn out better than the frozen ones!

  2. Jess Benoit says:

    This is so funny because I know nothing about football & lived in a house with a stepdad who was ALL ABOUT football! These homemade mozzarella sticks look amazing.

  3. Jessica says:

    I have never thought about making these. I bet my kids would love them.

  4. Kristi says:

    Those sound delicious but I have always loved cheese sticks… never made em because I figured they were too hard but your recipe sounds like one even I could manage. Our daughter would love to help with that too!

  5. Tammilee Tips says:

    I love how easy these are to make!! I am all about the food for the big game it’s the best part and the commercials as well.

  6. Brandy says:

    I have made mozzarella sticks at home before, but not the same way you did. I will have to try this! I found it was super fun for kids!

  7. Michele says:

    Sounds good to me. I really don’t like fried foods all that much so these would be perfect. I do love my cheese!!

  8. Brittany says:

    Great Recipe! I love cheese sticks!

  9. Nicole Escat says:

    Yummy! This is kind of my snack! I love the idea of dip I totally love this homemade mozzarella sticks. I’m gonna try it.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE this recipe! There is no better treat than mozzarella sticks, and I love the idea of making my own.

  11. Ellen Christian says:

    My husband loves mozzarella sticks. I really need to try making my own. Thanks!

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