Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A quick and easy, kid friendly recipe from Cooking Light magazine-August 2011.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup panko to pan, and cook for 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and place the panko in a shallow dish.
  3. Cut mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces. Working with one piece at a time, dip cheese in egg substitute; dredge in panko. Place cheese on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  4. Bake at 425° for 3 minutes or until the cheese is softened and thoroughly heated.
  5. Pour the marinara sauce into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring after 30 seconds(or heat briefly in a small saucepan). Serve with mozzarella pieces.
Most Helpful

These are awesome! The panko doesn't brown much, but that didn't stop four toddlers and two adults from scarfing down a triple batch! I only cut the mozza sticks in half for a more "cheese stick" look. I agree with the previous review that they do want some more spice; I added a boatload of garlic powder, basil, and oregano. Also, I chilled them after putting on the breading for several hours, as I have read that helps the sticks keep their shape while baking. Worked for me! Thanks, Sharon. What a treat!

smellyvegetarian August 25, 2011

These were good and easy to make. My family thought they could have used some other spices in the coating. We all enjoyed them though.

bmcnichol August 15, 2011

Very good! I made these as an appetizer for 8 hungry men before spaghetti and meatballs. I guess I increased the recipe by 1.5 times. I used 9 mozarella sticks and just used however much of the breading I needed. They boys all loved them! Thanks for posting! Made for Veg'n Swap 37 as a VIP Pick!

~SarahBeth~ August 12, 2011