Baked Mozzarella Bites

by Mindy on November 29, 2012

This is a quick and easy snack that we make at our house.  Much healthier than the mozzarella log version, which in my experience is deep fried and super greasy.  I use only a light coating of panko bread crumbs, which produces a light, crispy, melted, cheesy bite.  I love these for a quick snack, and “quick” is definitely the right word to use.  These babies go very QUICK at my house!

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Baked Mozzarella Bites
Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, cut up into 1 inch pieces
Bread Crumbs (Panko is best)

Dip cheese in milk and toss in bread crumbs.  Place on baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for approximately 8 minutes or until lightly browned.  Serve with marina sauce.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leslie November 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Yummy, these looks delicious! What a great alternative to the really fattening ones. I think I may have those ingredients now, in fact! ;)


2 whitney November 30, 2012 at 8:13 am

great idea! I will definitely be trying this. i love your site! thanks for all your hard work


3 Marisa November 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm

My Panko crumbs will not stick to the cheese. I dipped it in the milk and tossed them in the Panko crumbs and they fall right off. Help!


4 Mindy November 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Hi Marisa,

Try spooning the Panko crumbs onto the cheese. Mine in the picture are pretty lightly coated. You can still see cheese between all the crumbs, but the end product still tastes crunchy on the outside, so don’t worry! I hope that helps!


5 Cindy December 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Ok mine flopped…they melted completely and were pancakes! Do you think it was the brand of cheese I used? I used “Precious” brand from Costco.


6 Mindy December 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm

How frustrating! I buy my cheese sticks at Costco, too, but mine carries Frigo. I wonder if that could be the difference? Still, I usually kind of keep an eye on the cheese in the oven and take them out when they look like they are barely starting to melt (usually a couple start to go before all of them do). But now that I think about it, there was one time that I had to take them out about 3 minutes earlier than I usually do because they were melting. 3 minutes is kind of a lot when you consider that 8 minutes is the total bake time usually. I wonder if that is just variation between cheese? Another thing you can try is to turn the oven down or to switch to the broiler just as they are getting melty in order to brown them up… Hopefully this helped!


7 Cindy December 4, 2012 at 7:02 am

You’re probably right- next time I will just keep an eye on them and take them out before they start melting. Ovens vary so 8 minutes is probably just too much for my oven. Thanks for the help!!


8 janice January 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm

these were awful they all melted to together to a big blog!!
wont try this recipe again! very disappointing


9 Katie March 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I just made these and I thought they were yummy! I used Italian breadcrumbs and loved the added flavor. Just a couple tips that I found: When it says “Toss in breadcrumbs,” the key word is “toss.” The lighter I tossed them, the more crumbs stuck. When I tried to press them on, all the crumbs fell off. Second tip: watch your oven! I had mine in for about 5 minutes and they were melted puddles. My cheese must have been thinner or something. But I still scraped them onto a plate, let them cool, and ate them anyways. They tasted great! Definitely making these again!


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