Mozzarella Cheese Sticks


Yes, you can make your own Mozzarella Cheese Sticks recipe at home! Start with mozzarella sticks, coat with seasoned bread crumbs, and fry until golden.

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Freeze Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 22 mins


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 12 mozzarella cheese sticks or one 16-ounce block mozzarella cheese, cut into twelve 4x1/2-inch sticks

  • 1 cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • ¾ cup marinara sauce


  1. In a shallow dish stir together first three ingredients (through pepper). In another shallow dish combine eggs and the water. Dip cheese sticks into egg mixture, then coat with flour mixture. Dip again in egg mixture, then coat with bread crumbs. Place on a baking sheet and freeze 1 hour or until firm.*

  2. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Cook frozen cheese sticks, six at a time, in hot oil 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, turning occasionally (add additional oil if needed). Drain on paper towels.

  3. In a small saucepan heat marinara sauce over medium heat. Serve cheese sticks with warm marinara sauce.

*To Make Ahead

Transfer frozen cheese sticks to an airtight container. Freeze up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 533mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 211mg 16%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 72mg 2%
Folate, total 20.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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