Copycat Applebee’s Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published May 12, 2020
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Recreate Applebee’s menu with this baked mozzarella sticks recipe. It’s perfect for party appetizers or after school snacks. In addition, baking these cheese sticks cuts down the amount of oil used so go ahead and enjoy it guilt-free!

How To Make Copycat Applebee’s Baked Mozzarella Sticks

  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 16 oz. mozzarella cheese sticks
  1. In a shallow bowl, mix the milk and eggs well.

  2. In another shallow bowl, mix the remaining dry ingredients.

  3. Cut each mozzarella stick in half, forming 2-inch sticks.
  4. Dip each mozzarella stick into the egg-wash and then the breadcrumb mix, making sure the sticks are fully coated.

  5. Place the coated cheese sticks onto a large plate in a single layer and cover with foil.

  6. Freeze the sticks for about 2 hours, until firm.

  7. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  8. Grease a cookie sheet with vegetable spray and arrange the sticks in a single layer. Spray the sticks with vegetable oil spray.

  9. Bake the sticks for 7 minutes, or until the coating forms a crispy brown crust. Let cool and serve.

How To Make Copycat Applebee's Baked Mozzarella Sticks

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Preparation Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Cooking Time: 7 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 17 mins
Makes:
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 16 oz. mozzarella cheese sticks

Instructions

  1. In a shallow bowl, mix the milk and eggs well.

  2. In another shallow bowl, mix the remaining dry ingredients.

  3. Cut each mozzarella stick in half, forming 2-inch sticks.
  4. Dip each mozzarella stick into the egg-wash and then the breadcrumb mix, making sure the sticks are fully coated.

  5. Place the coated cheese sticks onto a large plate in a single layer and cover with foil.

  6. Freeze the sticks for about 2 hours, until firm.

  7. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  8. Grease a cookie sheet with vegetable spray and arrange the sticks in a single layer. Spray the sticks with vegetable oil spray.

  9. Bake the sticks for 7 minutes, or until the coating forms a crispy brown crust. Let cool and serve.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 32mg
  • Calories: 78kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 36mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 249mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 35IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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