Mozzarella Poppers Recipe

Mozzarella Poppers Recipe

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A smaller version of the oh-so delicious fried mozzarella sticks. It’s a great snack for your next sports watching party! Let’s get cooking!


Satisfy your cheese cravings with this addicting Mozzarella Poppers Recipe paired with Pizza Sauce. It's so good one serving is not enough!

Prep: 20 mins
Rest: 30 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 1 hr


  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • cup glutinous rice flour, plus more for dusting
  • ¼ cuo water, (up to ⅓ cup), hot
  • tbsp cake flour, sifted
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp baking powder
  • 5 cups vegetable oil, (up to 8 cups), for frying

To serve:

  • ¼ cup marinara sauce


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine both flours, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

  2. Pour ¼ cup hot water in the center then mix until it clumps together. You may need to add more hot water as needed.

  3. Add your butter, then knead until a smooth dough is formed.

  4. Set the dough aside for at least 30 minutes to rest at room temperature.

  5. Once the dough has rested, portion into 1 oz balls.

  6. Flatten your dough balls with your fingers, then place a mozzarella cube in your dough, then stick the dough together, eventually rolling back into a ball.

  7. Repeat until you have used up your mozzarella cubes and dough. Set aside.

  8. Preheat your oil ready for frying.

  9. Deep fry your mozzarella balls in batches for roughly 5 to 7 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

  10. Drain onto a plate lined with paper towels.

  11. Serve immediately with marinara sauce on the side.


  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 400mg
  • Calories: 432kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Fat: 21g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 159mg
  • Protein: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 793mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 716IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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