Baked Mozzarella Bites

Serve these as an after school snack as an alternative to the traditional fried cheese stick.  Recipe makes 4 servings.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 (1-ounce each) part-skim mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 3 tablespoons egg substitute (or 1 egg beaten)
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce

What you’ll do:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the breadcrumbs to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and place in a shallow dish.
  • Cut the mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces (total of 12 pieces).
  • Working one piece at a time, dip cheese in the egg and then dredge (coat) in panko.
  • Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 3 minutes.
  • Serve with warm marinara sauce.

Recipe and image from Cooking Light.

So what are you waiting for...Get dinner on the table.

 

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