Mozzarella Bites

Mozzarella Bites

Mozzarella Bites

Since we’re such big fans of cheese, we had to introduce you to this recipe for mozzarella bites. Mozzarella Bites recipe, which is an easy and delicious appetizer or side dish for any event or party.

Yield: 3 servings | Serving size: 3 mozzarella bites

Mozzarella Bites

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup herb-flavored panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 light string cheese sticks
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium marinara sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Heat a medium-size skillet over medium heat. Add ⅓ cup of panko breadcrumbs to the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring the whole time.
  3. Remove from heat and place the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.
  4. Put the egg whites in a small bowl.
  5. Cut mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces.
  6. Working with one piece at a time, dip cheese in egg whites then roll in breadcrumbs. Place cheese on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Bake for 3 minutes or until cheese is softened and thoroughly heated (without losing too much shape).
  8. Pour the marina sauce into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on a high one minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring after 30 seconds.
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Nutrition Information

  • Per Serving: (3 mozzarella bites)
  • Smartpoints: 3
  • Calories: 101
  • Fat: 5g
  • Sat. Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Sodium: 341mg