Cheese is a good snack for any day of the year but these cheese sticks added a few smiles to the dairy farmers during our week of snow days!
Baked Mozzarella Sticks and other easy, nutritious recipes can be found at Dairy Makes Sense.
1 (12 ounce) package reduced-fat Mozzarella string cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
8 tablespoons panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
1/2 cup prepared marinara sauce,warmed
Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat it to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Remove cheese from packaging and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk egg until foamy. In a small non-stick skillet, mix Italian seasoning with bread crumbs and place over medium-heat. Cook and stir bread crumbs until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
Dip one piece of string cheese in egg until coated and then into toasted bread crumbs,
coating completely. Re-dip the string cheese in egg and again in bread crumbs, if desired. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining string cheese and place on baking sheet 1 1/2 inches apart. Spray string cheese lightly with cooking spray.
Bake 5 to 6 minutes or until heated through. Serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.