Mozzarella Bites

Appetizers · December 26, 2013

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
  • 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
  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!

For more yummy appetizers, be sure to check out:

Five Minute Homemade Hummus Recipe - it is so good!! Ingredients include chickpeas, tahini, garlic, & lemon juice!

Black Bean, Quinoa and Corn Quesadillas - YUM!! { } Lots of ingredients & flavors!!
Quick, easy and delicious Black Bean and Corn Salsa - one of the best chip dips you'll ever try! { } Ingredients include corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocados, & cilantro.
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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!!

    Lil' Luna

    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!!


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

    Lil' Luna

    I think you’ll LOVE them!! Let me know if you try them out. 🙂

Gloria @ Simply Gloria

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! (=

Averie @ Averie Cooks

So adorable, so poppable, and I bet so good! pinned

Mila Furman

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

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you!! They are so good – you’ll love them! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


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


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.


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!!

    Lil' Luna

    Glad you liked them!! Deep frying is a great idea. 😉

brenda lawrence

oh my goodness, Kristyn…this is the best recipe site I have ever seen…just wish I could save the recipes…but I am not very good on the computer…I am so hungry now…and only looked at the soups and the appetizers…lol…you are doing an awesome job…just hope I can find your site again….Keep up the good work, you are doing great…and this is coming from a 50 something year old woman !!!

    Lil' Luna

    Awe, you are so sweet!! Thanks so much for saying that! You can PIN the recipes, if you have pintrest, that way you can save them or print them & make your collection of recipes to try 🙂 I hope you like the ones you try!

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