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Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep time 5 mins
Freeze time 1 hr
Cook time 6 mins
Yield Serves: 2
"I'm always looking for tasty snacks. My new fave is this healthy take on a restaurant treat."Stephanie Stutz, 35, Largo, Fla.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 4 mozzarella string cheese sticks, halved
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 244
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 7 g
  • protein 19 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 32 mg
  • sodium 756 mg

How to Make It

  1. Line a small baking sheet with foil and mist lightly with cooking spray. Place milk and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls.

  2. Dip cheese pieces in milk, rolling to moisten completely. Dredge in bread crumbs to cover entire surface and place on baking sheet. Mist with cooking spray. Freeze for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake mozzarella sticks until bread crumbs are browned and cheese begins to ooze, 6 to 7 minutes. Let stand 3 minutes.

  4. Microwave marinara sauce in a small bowl until warm, 20 to 30 seconds. Serve with mozzarella sticks.