Mozzarella Stick Recipes

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Mozzarella sticks are an easy snack food or appetizer to prepare. These gooey delicious finger foods are sure to be a hit with the whole family. This page contains mozzarella stick recipes.


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Place mozzarella strips on a large plate. Combine the olive oil, garlic, basil and salt and pour mixture over mozzarella. Turn to coat both sides and refrigerate, covered, for 2 to 3 hours.

Place flour in one bowl. Egg in one bowl and tempura mix and bread crumbs, stirred together, in a third bowl. Heat an inch of oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Dredge each piece of mozzarella in the flour, then in to the egg and then in to the tempura and crumb mix.


Fry the mozzarella for about 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown, turning once.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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  • 1 1/2 cups Italian-style dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/3 cups freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 (16 oz.) blocks pasteurized mozzarella, cut into 4 by 1/2 inch sticks
  • 4 large eggs, beaten to blend
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 cups Marinara Sauce


Stir the bread crumbs, 1 cup of Parmesan, and 1 teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl to blend. Dip the cheese in the eggs to coat completely and allow the excess egg to drip back into the bowl. Coat the cheese in the bread crumb mixture, patting to adhere and coat completely.


Place the cheese sticks on a baking sheet. Repeat dipping the cheese sticks in the egg and bread crumb mixture to coat a second time. Cover and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours and up to 2 days.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches, fry the cheese until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer the fried cheese to plates. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve with the Marinara Sauce.

Source: From my daughter who loves them!

By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO

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November 12, 2008

Wrap your mozzarella sticks with egg roll wraps then fry in oil. They come out crunchy, not greasy,and there's no mess. My friends and family love them.

Source: Just tried wrapping different things after making egg-rolls. Great way to use up your leftovers. This would be great for after the Holidays, plus the kids can help.


By Cheryl from Elcho, WI

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August 26, 2005


  • 1 pound jack, cheddar, swiss or mozzarella cheese, cut into 3x1/2 inch sticks (or you can use the cheese sticks already in the package in your dairy section)
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • marinara sauce


Place cheese sticks on a tray and place in freezer for at least 1 hour.

Heat oil to 375 degrees F in large saucepan or deep fryer.

Mix Bisquick, paprika, milk and egg together until smooth.

Dip cheese sticks into batter, 1 at a time into batter, covering cheese completely.

Fry 1-2 minutes, turning carefully, until golden. Drain on paper towels. Let stand 3 minutes before serving

By imaqt1962

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November 4, 2008

I was wondering if anyone could help me find a good recipe for mozzarella cheese sticks or cheddar cheese balls. I have tried many recipes and they just don't seem to turn out right.


Tiffany from Keokuk, LA


November 4, 20080 found this helpful

Try freezing the cheese a little bit before you batter them. Works like a charm!

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November 4, 20080 found this helpful

This one is in my Allrecipes cookbook. Sounds good just have not had time to made it yet. It has good reviews.

Rated: 4 out of 5 by 266 members

"Mozzarella sticks are coated in a simple batter and quickly deep fried to golden perfection. Try dipping them in a marinara sauce!"

2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 quart oil for deep frying
1 (16 ounce) package
mozzarella cheese sticks

In a small bowl, mix the eggs and water. Mix the bread crumbs and garlic salt in a medium bowl. In a medium bowl, blend the flour and cornstarch. In a large heavy saucepan, heat the oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). One at a time, coat each mozzarella stick in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then in the bread crumbs and finally into the oil. Fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Yield 8 servings

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November 5, 20080 found this helpful

Use string cheese and a simple batter recipe.

FREEZE the cheese sticks. Heat the oil and get the batter ready BEFORE you take the cheese from the freezer. Only take out as many as you can fry at a time. When the oil is hot, fry them.


Same with fried cheese curds.

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By Katya (Guest Post)
November 5, 20080 found this helpful

I saw this in my Southern Living magazine and looked it up on their website. It's called marinated mozzarella. I haven't tried it yet but plan to this Thanksgiving. Good luck

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November 17, 20080 found this helpful

The way we made fried Mozzarella Sticks at the restaruant was:

Semi-freeze the cheese sticks
coat them in flour, egg and crushed garlic flavored croutons.
(Re-freeze before frying otherwise the cheese melts in your oil before the sticks get crispy)
if you want a thicker coating repeat the process incl. freezing the sticks

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February 5, 2018

These delicious cheese pops are easy to make for the whole family. This page contains recipes for making fried cheese sticks.

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February 10, 2011

My daughter and I love these sticks to munch on while watching TV.


  • Oil for frying
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, or to taste (optional)


Pour oil into medium-size saucepan or deep skillet to a depth of 1-inch. Over medium heat, bring oil to 365 degrees F on cooking thermometer, {about 12 minutes}. If oil is hot before cheese sticks are ready, turn off the heat and bring back to temperature when ready to fry.

Meanwhile, cut cheese into strips 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch. Line baking sheet with paper towels; set aside. Place flour on paper plate; roll cheese strips in flour to coat.

In shallow bowl, combine egg and water. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder.

One stick at a time, coat cheese sticks in egg wash, then in bread crumbs. Repeat process to coat each stick. Place sticks in single layer on paper plate.

Frying in small batches, carefully place sticks in hot oil. Cook until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Remove with slotted spoon to lined baking sheet. Let oil return to 365 degrees between batches.

Serves: 4

By Connie from Cotter, AR


Mozzarella Sticks

I've read that one should cut and freeze the mozzarella pieces first, to avoid the possibilty of them getting too gooey when frying. (01/24/2008)

By Nance

Mozzarella Sticks

I found a similar recipe on the site, where you can bake on an ungreased cookie sheets at 400 deg. for 6-8 minutes, for a huge calorie reduction! Gonna try this. (02/03/2008)

By Kim

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