The breadcrumb mixture did NOT stick to the cheese. what also helped me was to freeze the unbreaded sticks for 24 hours, then AT LEAST 6 HOURS (another 24 hours would be best) after you’ve breaded them. I'm not sure why they didn't stick for you, I had no problems. I'm missing something in the technique – I even tapped off excess at every opportunity. Were the completely frozen before you put them in the oven? Heat enough oil to come 2-3cm up the side of a saucepan. I made these over the weekend and they got rave reviews! These were awesome! made them tonight and everyone loved them. Instead of coating them with egg, try lemon juice. Must be the kind of cheese I'm using. If you said NO, well then you are either lactose intolerant or a flat out liar face because everybody likes cheese. These came out AMAZING. I wonder how much flavor would be added if one added a packet of Good Seasoning Italian Seasoning mix. I made these to serve at a Super Bowl party and everyone raved about them. I'm trying to cut out the WHITE and just bought the 4C's brand of Italian bread crumbs but guess what…WHOLE WHEAT! My new go-to appetizer recipe! Is it possible to use egg beaters in place of the egg? . I have no self control when it comes to cheese. haha!! Make these mozzarella sticks your new favorite starter! Great recipe, thanks so much! At the end of its baking time, some cheese started to ooze out of the side, but that was it. You really have to keep an eye on them, they melt quick. thanks for all your ideas and hard work. Wonderful way to do it. Did I need to freeze them longer? Did anyone else have this problem? Repeat process twice until mozz sticks are fully coated. of bread crumbs is 35 g. carbs and 5T panko is also 35g. Thanks for a great recipe!:). I will be making these again for sure. Delicious. Any suggestions? Of course, they already follow Skinny Taste, but I at least got some cooking street cred with these–they were delish! Yep, they were that good. UGGGGGG- hate to buy these when they should be so easy to make. Looks amazing thanks recipe! I'm not even on weight watchers but I use recipes from here at least twice a week! Karen…I wondered the same thing! Just made these with WW string cheese…. I made these and the zucchini sticks, and they were big hits. They are awesome!!!! OMG I am so excited to have found this site.I love everything about it and the pictures so I know how it's supposed to look at each step.trying baked rice and peas and garlic wine sauce tonite. I love themed parties! I don't know how mustard would work to replace the egg? 9. Actually, I think cheese sticks are something I may like even more than my kids! I compared the nutriotional info on this recipe to mozza sticks I bought from a health-food store, and the ones in the store were organic and better for you, and baked up well. Panko breadcrumbs are Japanese style breadcrumbs….and yummy! Thanks! This may be a silly question but I have a canister of "Italian Style Panko Crispy Bred Crumbs" (by Safeway Kitchens) in my pantry. Can't wait to try! I did the same thing. Needless to say, this recipe looks amazing and its nice to know that I don't have to go without cheese sticks for the rest of my life!!! 4 hours prior to doing the breadcrumb mixture. Love your recipes — keep them coming! Not sure why they didnt stick for you? They should be. The only thing I had trouble on was getting the breaking to stick to the cheese before baking. I served mine with fat free ranch…..You must eat them straight out of the oven or they will get very rubbery. Thanks for all your recipes! I'm so glad I have a way to make them healthy! SOOO happy I found this!! The recipe really needs to be revised to be more clear. 8 WW Freestyle Smart Points and 8 Green, 8 Blue, and 8 Purple WW Points for 5 sticks! This was my favorite. I just pulled these out of the oven, along with some of your other recipes and thought they were great! Just added to my New Zip List. Place cheese stick about 1 inch from the margin of the wrapper, fold the sides in, and roll up as … With this 'healthified' recipes I can't wait to make them for Super Bowl. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! My girls and I just made these today and my oldest said…. My friends and I decided to have a Skinny Taste party next month. I made these yesterday and I just want to say WOW were these amazing. Make sure to freeze them before baking! I only ask because I have some store brand string cheese in my fridge already. Good try, just not worth it and cheese isn't the best thing to eat anyway, especially melted. They really turned out great for me, not as hard as I expected, and I only froze the naked cheese sticks for about 3-4 hrs and then the prepared ones for 1 hour (we couldn’t wait any longer). Really simple and healthy. See here for more Super Bowl party food ideas. This site uses cookies to help provide the best user experience. AMAZING!!!! I used the WW string cheese. I just made these, they were ok, not sure if I will make them again…? I agree you should put them back in freezer after they are coated for at least 15 minutes, then bake. Hey Gina – I have made so many of yr recipes that I am addicted to looking thru all yr recipes. The recipe looks awesome, on par with many of my Gina favorites. My teenage daughter will join me in the kitchen IF the recipe is easy and it's something she likes. !Signed,An Italian Foodie! I used water, left out the flour, and used panko italian style bread crumbs and panko plain bread crumbs…turned out amazing!! I made theses for dinner tonight with some other appetizers and these were a hit!! I will definitely be trying these soon. This website was mentioned in my weight watchers meeting. I'm gonna use these for the recipe! I bought some store brand, so we will see how that goes. Yay! Love your Site! Both turned out really good! These are freezer friendly, in fact these MUST be frozen before you bake them or you will have one big cheesy mess in your oven so it’s best to make them at least a day ahead! I made these on monday and they were a huge hit! They didn't get crispy or stay hot. So good! I really wanted to try your tomato bisque recipe, and we always used to eat grilled cheese with our tomato soup. I wasn't hungry until I saw those… OMG do they look good. They spilled a little out of the breading, but I'm not sure if that's because I left them in too long or if it's due to the type of cheese. Cut cheese in half to give you 24 pieces. I just followed yr recipe for the mozzarella sticks but I used egg whites and whole wheat flour instead hoping to cut the calories a little bit more – they are in the freezer now and guess I will see how they come out later. We made them gluten-free by using a GF flour mix we always have on hand and brown rice bread crumbs (with italian seasonings). These mozzarella sticks are fabulous! I went out to dinner the other night and my hubby ordered cheese sticks. They were a goopy mess! Spray the tops of the mozzarella sticks with a little more oil and bake in the bottom third of your oven until crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes. These were SO GOOD! Thank you so much – this is one of my favorite foods! Now that we're trying to eat healthier (and i have really been looking for an excuse to make cheese sticks) i figured this would be a great alternative. delicious!! This Tip Will Save Your Biscuits If You Burn Them, Cake Making Tips And Tricks For Home Bakers. i had to make a few changes so that the mozz sticks wouldn’t turn into a melted mess in the oven though. Mozzarella Sticks – Your favorite restaurant appetizer made right in your own home! Just wondering if I could make these Friday afternoon and bake them on Sunday before the game? Can't believe they are healthy too! My 2 year old loved these sticks and I'm sure they are way better then the ones you buy at restaurants or grocery store and taste even better!!! Thanks! I made these last weekend; they were GREAT! . I know it's not as healthy but our oven is on the fritz and I am trying to find stuff I can cook stove top or grill! BTW your pics are very nice also! Don't get me wrong, they tasted great anyway, but I was sad they didn't bread like I wanted them to. but there is no way I could stop at just 4. I didn't have any flour so I actually used some flax seed instead- you couldn't taste the flax at all! ), and eat them right away like the article says. I am not having a superbowl party but I will definitely be making these . Because you are cutting each stick in half, so a serving is basically 1 whole stick, or 2 of the halves that you cut up. Can you use just egg whites like egg beaters? What is the purpose for freezing the cheese? I did have some cheese leak on about half of them, but that happens even when i bake frozen bought ones. Once the cheese sticks have chilled, preheat oven to 500 degrees F and bring the marinara. Thank you! Place string cheese in the center of each wrapper. The winner was Sargento part-skim, low-sodium. Probably not on Sunday, but SOON. Yep. I made these tonight to take to a dinner and they were VERY good! I did make some changes based on other comments and my own experience as I was in the process of making them. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag, so anytime you want to bake a few I just pop them in the oven! In small bowl, whisk the egg. I had absolutely no faith in myself when making this recipe, but they turned out perfectly! just as good as any fast food joint and much healthier. These were WONDERFUL! So glad they turned out good for you! When hot, drop in a test chip – it should … Your email address will not be published. Thanks for the recipe! I have found my Super Bowl snack. Easy to make and delicious. (my husband thought they were from the store). Baking immediately after coating the frozen mozzarella is NOT good enough – they must go back into the freezer. I have a question though . They also must be frozen before they go in the oven. any suggestions on how to get the bread crumbs to stick? Froze them for three weeks & they were still a cheesy mess. . Julie for the egg allergy, I would substitute non-fat or low-fat buttermilk for the egg. These were awesome! These will be making an appearance at my dinner table this month. But…can someone help me out a bit? ; ). Baking them as opposed to frying and using part skim cheese doesn’t effect how good these are. . do they have to be frozen before to be cooked ? !Thanks for the recipe!!! I made them with WW string cheese…….AWESOME! Just until frozen again. It has some great, regular, recipes. i dont have panko does that really make a difference? Very good. Thank you…I will definitely be making these. Love them <3. Hot, gooey and perfect with marinara sauce for dunking. I'm so glad you all liked them. Thanks again Gina! How long do these take to freeze? Thanks for sharing all your good recipes with us. Yum! An hour is fine. Can't wait to make these! Place the flour on another small dish. I made these at a superbowl party I went to and they were a big hit. Joules. Nice! I'm going to try again with Sargento, spray, and I'm going to do as a reader commneted, and coat them twice. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Heck yes you like cheese! I will definitely make again. I froze them for 24 hours before I started and followed the directions exactly. reduced sodium mozzarella string cheese (Sargento). thank you!!!! Voila! Thank you so much and please keep more coming. So easy and so good. So if you made these and they didn’t come out the way you wanted, don’t lose hope! You baked them too long. When you think about mozzarella sticks, you probably don’t think about … I also have to say the ingredients all stuck to the frozen cheese fine in my experience-you just have to roll & pat with a little feeling. Before breading 2 hours at least. , I saw this comment and decided to do this tonight . Your the best! My interpretation was that refreezing was only if you weren't baking them right away. Looks to die for!!! couldnt get them evernly coated and some spots the mixture wouldnt stick at all… what did i do wrong? Served with a salad and my husband devoured them. I loooove cheese sticks and haven't had one in a very long time. Absolutely worked for us. Could that be where I went wrong? Place cheese in the freezer until cheese is frozen. These look amazing… I'd probably want to eat all 24 though. YUMMY, made them tonight didn't have panko so I used crushed rice chex, only had plain bread crumbs so I added itlaian herb seasoning, Everyone loved them. These are so delicious! I love ways to make his favorite foods better! I made these for dinner last night and they are delicious! Skinny Mozzarella Sticks - Skinny Mozzarella Sticks are a super simple and guilt-free appetizer loaded with the comforting flavor of melted cheese. Thank you for the recipe Gina!! HI, I just made these as directed. Saved some calories by not using the egg and by not using the flour Excellent recipe! You can make these in not time at all and they're healthier for you! Thank you so much! Do you think they would hold together if I substituted mustard for the egg? I will never eat fried cheese sticks again! Easy and perfect with your Crockpot Italian Meatballs for a dinner of apps. Despite them falling apart, they tasted wonderful! I know this is a little late, but here's a link to a recipe for baked "fried" pickles! made these at superbowl and they were super delicious! Have You Been Making Your Vicky Sponge ALL Wrong? Still ate them with the marinara though and they tasted GREAT! Pretty easy to make. My kid loves them! Thank you!! Gina- Have you tried these in the air fryer yet? Although, I will admit, mine didn't look as pretty as yours! Made these tonight and they were yummy! The trick to making Baked Mozzarella Sticks in the oven, is to make sure they are frozen before you bake em! Suzann. However next time I make it i'm not going to freeze the cheese because I think it made the cheese harder to melt/get gooey. Bake cheese sticks for 6-8 minutes until the coating is browned and the cheese is melty. Even though I followed the directions exactly, froze the cheese, then the prepared mozz sticks, they still melted flat in 6 minutes. I love all your recipes someone at a ww meeting kept mentioning this website every week and everything she would talk about sounded so delicious. Hi! I made them with WW cheese, I found them too salty but they still work fine and melt fine. cheese is stickier than chicken! Those didn't come out though. I made these with sliced halloumi instead of mozzarella, it was rich delicious and perfect with a salad on the side. My hubby and 4 year old LOVE mozzarella sticks. I'm making these ASAP (and maybe I'll share with the hubby and kid). If you keep them in a ziplock they should last a month at least. Delish participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. These were really good! And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. I hope you don't mind but I posted it on my blog. long. Again, they tasted delicious and we had no trouble eating them, but I would love to use these at an upcoming party and I would love for them to look like yours. I was looking for an alternative to McDonald's fried cheese sticks. Will definitely be making these again!!!! Just made these for my family and I. The recipe is spot-on, the cooking method takes a little experimentation depending on your tastes. Can you pan fry these do you think? Totally curbed my junk food craving! YUM! We also had the problem of them melting totally, but after reading the comments, I understand that we should have put them back in the freezer for a while after breading. While these tasted AMAZING, they oozed and melted on me. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. I thought I'd never get to eat motzerella sticks again though I love them, this recipe is genius! These look delicious. i dont have any panko does that really make a difference? Total hit, thanks again and again!I counted and made 7 of your recipes last week alone. I then kept them in the freezer overnight. Just made these and my whole family loved them! they look so delicious I can't wait to try them! i suggest doubling up or even tripling up on the breading (flour – egg wash – breading – egg wash – breading), that way, it prevents the cheese from exploding out of the coating. After only 2 minutes on the reverse side, we had to take them out because they were going flat and the cheese was going everywhere. I did these in the air fryer, I sprayed them with a little Pam,  3 1/2 minutes at 400 degrees and they came out perfect! I have passed the recipe to several people to try them! The shape would be a bit off of course but just wondering if you think that would work! Yummy – I made them gluten free by using crushed cornflaes (very finely crushed) and they were delish! I love your addition of herbs. Any suggestions? Yum!!! 12. … Thanks! I think you just saved my diet!