Mozzarella Sticks:

Weight Watchers Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe with dipping sauce. A healthier version of the classic fried appetizer. They are great for your next party, game day, or for a snack.







  • Baking Sheet
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Shallow Dish
  • Small Plate
  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Microwave

  • olive oil flavored cooking spray
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ⅛ tsp granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp unseasoned panko
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg whites lightly scrambled
  • 4 sticks part-skim mozzarella string cheese

  • In a medium sized saucepan, add olive oil.
  • Place saucepan over medium/low heat for approximately 1 minute.
  • Add garlic, and saute for approximately 1 minute.
  • Add 15 ounces tomato sauce, salt, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Stir to mix.
  • Heat, stirring occasionally until the sauce just starts to boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Take saucepan off of heat.
  • In the meantime, in a shallow bowl, add panko bread crumbs, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • On a small plate, add flour.
  • In a shallow dish, add egg whites.
  • Roll each string cheese in the flour, gently shake to remove excess, then dip in the egg whites, gently shake to remove excess, then roll in the breadcrumbs,
  • On a baking sheet, place the cheese sticks leaving approximately 2 inches between.
  • Using olive oil flavored cooking spray, spray the cheese sticks.
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer for one hour, and place the sauce in the refrigerator.
  • After 45 minutes, preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Place baking sheet with cheese sticks in the preheated oven, and bake for approximately 8 – 10 minutes, or until the cheese sticks are just heated through, but not completely melted.
  • In the meantime, reheat the sauce, either on the stove in a small saucepan, or in the microwave for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

  • MyWW Points: 2 WW Blue Plan and  2 WW Green Plan
  • 2 WW Freestyle Points and 2 Smart Points
  • Serving size:  ½ cup sauce with 1 mozzarella stick.
  • We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.