Rating: 4 stars
26 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 5 star values: 13

Serve this quick after-school snack to your kids as an alternative to traditional fried cheesesticks.

Phoebe Wu
Recipe by Cooking Light August 2011

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John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
18 mins
Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 3 mozzarella bites and 1 tablespoon sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425°.

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  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup panko to pan, and cook for 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and place the panko in a shallow dish.

  • Cut mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces. Working with one piece at a time, dip cheese in egg substitute; dredge in panko. Place cheese on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 3 minutes or until the cheese is softened and thoroughly heated.

  • Pour the marinara sauce into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring after 30 seconds. Serve with mozzarella pieces.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

91 calories; fat 5.1g; saturated fat 2.8g; mono fat 1.3g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 6.7g; fiber 0.1g; cholesterol 12mg; iron 0.3mg; sodium 162mg; calcium 162mg.
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