Aaron Himrod – Baked Mozzarella Bites

Our family loves to start off meals with a fun appetizer. Our Baked Mozzarella Bites are an easy-to-make appetizer that is a family favorite everyone enjoys. Bake in advance and reheat throughout the week for a quick and easy snack. Make sure to include Florida Orange Juice to make it a complete healthy snack.

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Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 (1 oz.) sticks of mozzarella string cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup marinara sauce
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

Aaron Himrod – Baked Mozzarella Bites

1. Preheat oven to 425° F.

2. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

3. In a medium skillet, add breadcrumbs and cook for 2 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Remove breadcrumbs from heat and set aside.

4. Cut mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces.

5. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl.

6. Dip each piece of cheese in beaten egg, then roll in breadcrumbs until fully covered.

7. Place cheese on baking sheet and bake for 3 minutes or until the cheese is softened.

8. Pour the marinara sauce into a microwave-safe bowl and warm for 1 minute. Serve cooked mozzarella bites with marinara sauce and enjoy.