Baked Mozzarella Bites by escogirl995

Nutrition Information Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 3 mozzarella bites + 1 tablespoon of sauce Per serving: Calories: 98; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 11mg; Sodium: 186mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 7g Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 39mg; Iron: 2%; Vitamin A: 4%; Vitamin C: 1%; Calcium: 16%


1/3 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 3 (1-ounce) sticks part-skim mozzarella string cheese 3 tablespoons egg substitute Cooking spray 1/4 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon’s)


Preheat oven to 425°F.

Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup panko to pan, and cook for 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and place the panko in a shallow dish.

Cut mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces. Working with one piece at a time, dip cheese in egg substitute; dredge in panko. Place cheese on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 3 minutes or until the cheese is softened and thoroughly heated.

Pour the marinara sauce into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring after 30 seconds. Serve with mozzarella pieces.