Hey, there cheese lover! Do you also use and add cheese in almost everything you eat? Well, we can’t blame you. We are all victims of cheese here and that is because cheese contains casein, a dairy protein that can act as mild opiates.
This casein, releases casomorphins which are plant compounds that trigger dopamine production in your brain. Casomorphins attach to the same brain receptors as heroin and narcotics making cheese addictive and irresistibly good. And with all the types of cheese in the world, you’ll never run out of option which cheese to have on any day.
This mozzarella balls recipe will surely satisfy your cheesy cravings. With just 5 easy steps, you’ll have your snack that will surely be your kids’ favorite.
How To Make Divine Baked Mozzarella Balls
Bite into these cheesy treats. Each ball is filled with creamy mozzarella with a crispy coating. Dip into marinara and enjoy!
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease your baking sheet with cooking spray, line with parchment paper, and grease once again with cooking spray.
- Prepare your breading station by placing cornstarch and breadcrumbs in separate bowls.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites and pepper.
- Form roughly 1-ounce mozzarella balls, then dredge each in cornstarch, dip in egg whites, and coat in breadcrumbs.
- Repeat with the breading, this time only with egg whites and breadcrumbs. Repeat until you have coated all your mozzarella balls in this manner.
- Place these onto your greased and lined baking sheet, inches apart from each other. Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden and crispy.
- While waiting, combine tomatoes and Italian seasoning in a saucepot and bring this to a simmer.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly and set aside in a warm area.
- Once your mozzarella balls are baked and crispy, serve immediately with your quick marinara sauce.
- Sugar: 3g
- Calcium: 211mg
- Calories: 290kcal
- Carbohydrates: 42g
- Cholesterol: 22mg
- Fat: 8g
- Fiber: 2g
- Iron: 2mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
- Potassium: 199mg
- Protein: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Sodium: 404mg
- Vitamin A: 517IU
- Vitamin C: 5mg
Commonly Asked Questions
Does mozzarella balls melt?
It does! That’s why in this recipe, you have to freeze your mozzarella before cooking it. Factory-made processed mozzarella melt easier than the fresh mozzarella. Processed mozzarella also has a longer shelf-life and can be easily sliced or grated.
How can you tell if mozzarella is low in moisture?
According to the Food ad Drug Administration (FDA), mozzarella is low in moisture when its moisture content is within the 45-52% range. Its ideal moisture can be as much as 60%. Moisture also affects the flavor of mozzarella. It will be saltier and denser when it’s low-moist.
ConclusionWith just the right consumption of cheese, you actually get a lot of nutrients from it. Mozzarella compared to other cheeses is low in calories and has protein that can help you feel full so you don’t eat more often than you need. An ounce of mozzarella has 18% of your calcium’s daily intake which are good for the bones and it also contains probiotics that can boost the immune system.
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