Prep time: 12 min.
Cook time: 10 min.
Who doesn’t like gooey, melted cheese dipped in marinara sauce? These oven-fried sticks taste just as good as the oil-fried ones, only they can be consumed without the guilt.
8 part-skim mozzarella cheese sticks, cut in half
2 sprays olive oil cooking sprays, divided
8 oz. marinara sauce
1 cup Italian bread crumbs, adding Italian seasoning and garlic powder if desired.
1/3 cup egg substitute or two eggs whisked with milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Heat marinara sauce in a small pan.
Pour egg mixture into a shallow pan and bread crumbs in a second shallow pan.
Coat cheese sticks into egg mixture and dredge through bread crumbs, turning to coat.
Arrange cheese on baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray.
Bake until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Served with warmed marinara sauce on the side.