Crispy Mozzarella Sticks Marinara

Crispy Mozzarella Sticks Marinara

Cooking Light JANUARY 1999

  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 2 cheese sticks and 2 tablespoons marinara sauce)


  • 4 (3 x 1/2 x 1/2-inch) sticks part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons commercial pesto
  • 4 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup fat-free tomato-and-basil marinara sauce


Preheat oven to 400°.

Coat cheese with pesto.

Cut phyllo sheets in half crosswise to form 8 (13 x 9-inch) rectangles. Place 1 phyllo sheet on a cutting board or work surface (cover remaining dough to keep from drying); coat with cooking spray. Place 1 sheet on top of first sheet. Fold in half crosswise to form a 9 x 6 1/2-inch rectangle. Place 1 stick of cheese at center of a short end of rectangle; fold long sides of phyllo over cheese, coat with cooking spray. Starting with the short end, roll up phyllo jelly-roll fashion. Coat with cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining phyllo and cheese. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Heat the marinara sauce in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until thoroughly heated. Serve marinara sauce with mozzarella sticks.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 275
  • Calories from fat: 41%
  • Fat: 12.4g
  • Saturated fat: 5.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Protein: 14.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 25.1g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Sodium: 439mg
  • Calcium: 318mg

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