Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe with Jalapenos

I have a confession to make.  I have walked into a restaurant and ordered fried mozzarella sticks for lunch.  Hey, that meal includes a dairy, a bread product AND a vegetable as long as I dip it in marinara sauce!  That is totally healthy, right?  Okay, I know I have a cheese addiction but those things are just delicious!  I decided to indulge my love of cheese today and make this baked mozzarella sticks recipe as a treat.  It definitely made a tasty snack and would be an easy appetizer recipe if you were having company.

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How to make Mozzarella Sticks

Normally baked mozzarella sticks are dipped in an egg wash of sorts, breaded, and then baked.  However, that is a bit of a mess.  I was browsing around Pinterest and came across a recipe for baked mozzarella sticks at Averie Cooks that looked easy and delicious.  This mozzarella sticks recipe uses egg roll wrappers to wrap up the cheese and then you bake it.  I decided to add a kick of heat since I still have a ton of hot peppers out in the garden.

Baked Mozzarella Stick Recipe

Seriously, this easy appetizer recipe couldn’t be more simpler.  One mozzarella stick, one egg roll wrapper, a sprinkling of diced hot peppers and a brushing of olive oil.  I put the rolled up cheese sticks on a silicone baking sheet before  baking because I knew I ran the risk of exploding cheese everywhere.  I was happily surprised, however, that only one or two of them actually leaked.  Just make sure you tuck the edges in and roll it rather snugly before you bake.

Mozzarella Stick Recipe

I picked up a nice jar of marinara sauce to dip these mozzarella sticks in but honestly, a bowl of your favorite spaghetti sauce works just fine as well.  When these come out of the oven, let them cool for just a minute or two and then enjoy.  You want them still slightly gooey but not so hot you burn the inside of your mouth!

Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe with Jalapenos

Easy Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

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Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe with Jalapenos

This baked mozzarella sticks recipe is an easy appetizer and delicious snack!

5 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 12 mozzarella sticks
  • 3 to 4 jalapenos or other hot peppers, diced
  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 2 TBSP olive oil or a can of cooking oil spray
  • marinara sauce for serving

Instructions

  1. For each mozzarella stick, lay the egg roll wrapper on a flat surface. Place one cheese stick in the center. Sprinkle with diced hot peppers and wrap up snuggly.
  2. Lay seam side down on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet
  3. Brush lightly or spray lightly with oil
  4. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8 minutes.
  5. Gently roll them over and bake the underside for 3 to 4 more minutes
  6. Remove from oven and let cool 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping
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