Mozzarella Bites

Easy Mozzarella Balls Recipe - these bite-size snacks are delicious and easy!

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!

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
 
Ingredients
  • 1 package string cheese
  • 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Parsley
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Flour
  • Marinara Sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Cut string cheese into 1" pieces
  2. Prepare coating process by pouring milk in a bowl and setting aside. Put 1 cup flour in a plastic bag and in another bag add 1 cup panko, mixed with seasonings.
  3. Place cheese in milk, one handful at a time.
  4. Toss into your flour bag and shake well.
  5. Put cheese back into your milk bowl and coat completely.
  6. Toss in panko bag and shake until evenly coated.
  7. Place mozzarella bites on a plate or in a bag and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  8. Heat up oil on medium heat. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Be sure to take them out of the oil before they get too hot or cheese will ooze out of breading.
  9. Serve warm with marinara sauce. ENJOY!

Easy Mozzarella Balls Recipe - these bite-size snacks are delicious and easy!

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!

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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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.

  8. 11

    I love this recipe the only thing I did different was deep fry them in a dryer set to 360 degrees for about 90seconds-2minutes perfect!!