MyRecipes' Baked Mozzarella Bites

100-Calorie Portions

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

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

For more great recipes, check out MyRecipes' e-cookbook, "100-Calorie Snacks"


  • 1/3 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 3 (1-ounce) sticks part-skim mozzarella string cheese
  • 3 tablespoons egg substitute
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon's)
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 425°.

    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.

    One serving is 3 mozzarella bites and 1 tablespoon sauce

    Calories: 91 per serving

    Recipe courtesy MyRecipes' e-cookbook, "100-Calorie Snacks"

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: panko, marinara sauce, mozzarella

    Course: Sauces and marinades, Appetizer/Starter

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