Mozzarella Bites

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Yield: 3 servings

Serving size: 3 mozzarella bites


  • ⅓ cup herb-flavored panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 light string cheese sticks
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium marinara sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Heat a medium size skillet over medium heat. Add ⅓ cup of panko breadcrumbs to the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring the whole time.
  3. Remove from heat and place the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.
  4. Put the egg whites in a small bowl.
  5. Cut mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces.
  6. Working with one piece at a time, dip cheese in egg whites then roll in breadcrumbs. Place cheese on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Bake for 3 minutes or until cheese is softened and thoroughly heated (without losing too much shape).
  8. Pour the marina sauce into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high one minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring after 30 seconds.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (3 mozzarella bites) | Smartpoints: 3

  • Calories: 101
  • Fat: 5g
  • Sat. Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Sodium: 341mg

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