Mozzarella Bites

Have I mentioned how much we love appetizers in my family?? ;)

This next recipe is one my sister, Kellyn, tried out. For years she’s always been the one to make homemade Mozzarella Sticks (stay tuned for that recipe next week), but she wanted to change things up and decided to make some Mozzarella Bites instead. Sticks? Bites? We weren’t complaining. We’re a family that loves cheese, so we knew they would be a hit!

Easy Mozzarella Balls Recipe - these bite-size snacks are delicoius and easy!
And they were! Best of all they were super easy to make. My sister made them just like we make our Fried Zucchini, but they can also be baked. You can use Marinated Mozzarella Balls or Mozzarella Pearls for the cheese. We used the latter since that is all we could find. They were small, but they turned out great!
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Mozzarella Bites
  • 1 pkg mozzarella pearls
  • 2 cups panko crumbs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • marinara sauce for dipping
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  1. Prepare coating process by pouring milk in a bowl and setting aside. Put 1 cup flour in a plastic bag and panko in a separate bag.
  2. Place Mozzarella balls in milk, one handful at a time.
  3. Toss pearls in your flour bag and shake.
  4. Put pearls back into your milk bowl and coat completely.
  5. Toss pearls in panko bag and shake shake shake.
  6. Place mozzarella bites on a plate or in a bag and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  7. Heat oil in a frying pan to medium heat. Place coated mozz balls, 5-6 at a time, in hot oil. Fry for a few seconds on each side and remove from oil onto a paper towel to dry.

Delicious Mozzarella Balls Appetizer

We, of course, served these with Marinara Sauce (our favorite mozzarella sticks dipping sauce) that we found from the store. The only problem we had with these Mozzarella Bites were that they were so perfectly “bite-size” that it was too easy to eat 20! LOL!

For more yummy appetizers, be sure to check out:

Five Minute Homemade Hummus Recipe - it is so good!!

Black Bean, Quinoa and Corn Quesadillas Recipe
For all Appetizer Recipes go HERE, and for all Recipes go HERE.
Pictures for this recipe were taken by my sister, Tara Martindale.
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  1. 1

    Ummm – yeah – I’ll be right over!!!!! I have a serious love for appetizers like this- fried stuff with cheese- move over because I’m not sharing. WOW these look so good. I know what I’m making every single weekend – even if there isn’t football on :) Thank you!!
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    • 2

      You’re so sweet, Gina! I would LOVE it if you were actually close enough to come right over. Wouldn’t that be awesome?! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

  2. 3

    These look delicious, tasty and super easy. Great idea to freeze them before frying!
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  3. 5

    These are looking quite mouth watering, Kristyn! I actually already have all of the ingredients on hand… so looks like we’re going to make these for a Friday night kind of snack! (=
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  4. 6

    So adorable, so poppable, and I bet so good! pinned
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  5. 7

    Awesome recipe girly! Will definitely make for a game day one of these days!

  6. 9

    I froze mine for 2 hours and then tried to fry them and they all melted!

  7. 10

    These look wonderful! Can’t wait to try them.

    Do you see any problem with freezing them overnight? I was thinking of making these this weekend for a Super Bowl gathering, but would really like to have the bulk of the work done ahead of time.

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