Mozz Totz


Makes: 12 servings


A healthy twist on a deep-fried appetizer, these breaded and baked Mozz Totz are a favorite of kids and adults alike. Served with warm marinara sauce for dipping, they are great for a potluck meal or as an after-school snack.

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  • 12 ounces mozzarella string cheese (fat-free)

  • 1/2 cup milk (1% low fat)

  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (dried)

  • 1/2 teaspoon basil (dried)

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (prepared, warmed)

  • cooking spray (non-stick)



  1. Wash hands with warm water and soap.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°.

  3. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

  4. Remove cheese from package and cut into bite size pieces.

  5. In a small non-stick skillet mix oregano and basil with bread crumbs.

  6. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until crumbs are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

  7. Dip each piece of cheese in milk and then into toasted bread crumbs, coating completely.

  8. Place on baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.

  9. Spray string cheese lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

  10. Bake 5-6 minutes or until heated through. (cheese may melt slightly and lose shape. Simply press it back into place).

  11. Dip in warmed marinara sauce and enjoy.




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