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Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks

Looking for a low-carb appetizer that’s a real crowd-pleaser? Try these low carb mozzarella sticks. They’re easy to make, and everyone at your party or get-together will love them, whether they’re watching their carbs or not!

low carb mozzarella sticks on a white plate with a fork

A few weeks ago, I scoured the web for low-carb appetizers to make for our friends’ Super Bowl party. And while I didn’t make them then, I pinned some yummy-looking mozzarella sticks to try later. And I’m so glad that I did! Here’s how you can make your own low carb mozzarella sticks without bread crumbs.

Why You Should Make These Cheese Sticks Without Breadcrumbs

  • They’re easy to make.
  • Everyone will love them even if they’re not low-carbing.
  • They’re delicious. Seriously, you’ll find it hard to stop eating them.
  • You can make them ahead of time.
Ingredients for low carb mozzarella sticks

Ingredients for Low Carb Cheese Sticks

First, you’ll need some Parmesan cheese (affiliate link) in a shaker. We only had the shredded stuff, which we use often for making simple low carb meals, but the powdered kind will serve you much better for this recipe. I had to put the shredded cheese in the blender to make crumbs, whereas the powdery kind is already crumb-like.

I was also out of Italian Seasoning (affiliate link). Can you tell we’ve been snowed in? So, I had to make my own.

Of course, you’ll need some string cheese, eggs (to roll the string cheese in before the Parmesan topping), and oil to cook them in.

parmesan covered low carb cheese sticks on a white plate

Anyway, here’s the low carb recipe for the mozzarella sticks. They’re delicious with my marinara sauce, so be sure to take a  look at that recipe, too.

Yield: 16 mozzarella sticks

Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks

low carb cheesesticks on white plate

These low carb mozzarella sticks are breaded with parmesan cheese instead of breadcrumbs, but they're still delicious. They're also easy to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Inactive Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 string cheeses, cut in half
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, the powdered kind
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Mix Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and minced garlic in a medium bowl.
  2. Dip each string cheese into the egg mixture and then into the cheese mixture.
  3. Dip the string cheese in the egg mixture and roll it in the cheese crumbs again.
  4. Press the cheese crumbs into the cheese using your fingers.
  5. Place the coated string cheese into the freezer for one hour.
  6. Pour about half a cup of oil into a frying pan, and let it get HOT.
  7. Place 4-5 string cheese halves into the pan.
  8. Cook until golden brown on all sides.
  9. If the crumb mixture falls off the string cheese, wait until the oil is hotter.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4 mozzarella sticks

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 843mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 23g

This recipe was adapted from The Busy Broad. She has great tips about making sure the oil is hot enough. She also made the crumbs stick by rolling the coated sticks around in her hands, but that didn’t work for me. It just stuck to my hands. It might work for you, though!

low carb cheesesticks on white plate

If you liked this recipe for low carb mozzarella sticks, you’ll love the marinara sauce to go with them!

Marinara Sauce for Meatballs or cheese sticks

Jessica Mahovtas

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Can I put them in the air fryer or oven instead?

Donella Crigger

Friday 5th of February 2021

I haven't tried them in an air fryer, but if you do, let me know how it goes! I'll be getting an air fryer later this month, so I hope to test it myself then!

Jason Lyle

Sunday 11th of February 2018

Can these be froze after they are cooked and just reheated later?

Donella Crigger

Wednesday 21st of February 2018

I've honestly never tried to freeze them... we gobble them up so fast! If you do it, let me know how it turns out. :)

Sharon R

Thursday 26th of January 2017

These are really good. I made them for our Home Group tonight, but my husband and I ate them all after I finished making them. I didn't have 8 cheese sticks, only 5, so I wasn't that much of a piglet ???. I will definitely be making these again.

Donella Crigger

Thursday 26th of January 2017

Haha... So glad you enjoyed them!

Linda

Monday 31st of October 2016

Help,,, I can't find your marinara sauce to serve with the mozzarella sticks

Donella Crigger

Monday 5th of December 2016

Linda, you can find it here: https://gluesticksgumdrops.com/sweet-marinara-sauce-meatballs-pasta/

Enjoy!

LRS

Friday 9th of September 2016

Just made them! They are delicious! I may try adding a bit of coconut flour to the parmesan cheese next time to tone the flavor down. It wasn't a bad flavor but, you definitely tasted it. Will be making a batch to keep in the freezer and I'll make these again and again! Thanks!

Donella Crigger

Sunday 25th of September 2016

Thanks! I'll try that, too. I'm *not* a big fan of parmesan cheese, but my hubs is.

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