Mozzarella Sticks

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I've recently discovered my love for mozzarella sticks, and today I was looking online for a healthier recipe for them. Thought I'd share :).

Weight Watchers Oven-Fried Mozzarella Sticks
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2 sprays olive oil cooking spray, divided
8 oz canned tomato sauce
2 tsp ground oregano, divided
3 slices reduced calorie wheat bread, torn
1 tsp dried thyme
8 oz part skim mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 finger-like strips
2 tbsp honey mustard

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a small saucepan, combine tomato sauce and 1 teaspoon of oregano; set pan over low heat and simmer 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine bread, remaining teaspoon of oregano and thyme; process until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Place crumbs in a shallow bowl. (Tip: Use the ends of the loaf of bread for the bread crumbs since those slices are often uneaten.) Coat cheese sticks with honey mustard. Transfer cheese to bread crumb mixture and turn to coat. Arrange cheese on prepared baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with warmed tomato sauce on the side. Yields 2 cheese sticks and about 1/4 cup of sauce per serving.

These sound sooo good.. I can't wait to try them! I don't have a food processor, but I'm sure I can figure out some other way to do it. There were lots of other recipes for healthy mozzarella sticks when I googled it, so you might try some of those and see which you like best!

Picture and recipe belong to Weight Watchers,


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