Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

The words skinny and cheese sticks normally don’t go together.

Except here they do because these cheese sticks are only 110 calories each.

Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks - Comfort food goes skinny so you can still indulge without the bulge! And so fast & easy to make!

Rather than being fried, they’re baked, and yes, there’s only two ingredients. Eggroll wrappers and low-fat mozzarella string cheese.

This is hardly even a ‘recipe’ because it’s so fast and easy. Just roll up your string cheese in a wrapper and bake for about 15 minutes.  

Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks - Comfort food goes skinny so you can still indulge without the bulge! And so fast & easy to make!

Eggroll (or wonton) wrappers are usually kept in the refrigerated area of the produce department of most grocery stores.

You’re looking for wrappers with flour as the first ingredient, not to be confused with shelf-stable rice paper wrappers, for making fresh spring rolls, usually found in the ethic foods aisle on a shelf.

Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks - Comfort food goes skinny so you can still indulge without the bulge! And so fast & easy to make!

The brand I used has 170 calories for 3 wrappers, or about 56 calories each.

The cheese sticks I used have 50 calories each, so we’re at 106 calories.

Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks - Comfort food goes skinny so you can still indulge without the bulge! And so fast & easy to make!

Optionally, to help them brown up and get a bit crisper, spray the wrappers with a fine misting of olive oil. Just a teeny tiny bit.

Olive oil cooking spray or something like the Misto Olive Oil Sprayer work great, and you can keep the calories and fat way down with either option. Alternatively, brush them very judiciously with olive oil. You don’t want to submerge these skinny sticks with an oil slick and defeat the purpose.

Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks - Comfort food goes skinny so you can still indulge without the bulge! And so fast & easy to make!

I’m a dip fanatic and I always need a extra. Here I used marinara sauce. It’s really just pulverized tomatoes so it isn’t a caloric lead balloon, especially when I can eat a quarter cup per stick.

For built in portion control, prepare only as many sticks as you need at once, even if that’s only 1 or 2. The extra cheese and eggroll wrappers will keep for weeks in the fridge so you can always make more later on.

Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks - Comfort food goes skinny so you can still indulge without the bulge! And so fast & easy to make!

They’re crispy on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside. It’s impossible to say no to luscious melted cheese.

They make a convenient after school snack for kids or a satisfying midnight snack for mommies. Or a perfect game day snack for all the Superbowl fans. Something lighter can’t hurt.

Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks - Comfort food goes skinny so you can still indulge without the bulge! And so fast & easy to make!

Comfort food, with a skinny twist, so you can still indulge without the bulge.

And infinitely more satisfying than those storebought 100-calorie snack packs. No comparison.

Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks - Comfort food goes skinny so you can still indulge without the bulge! And so fast & easy to make!

Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

The mozzarella sticks are fast and easy to make. Just roll up string cheese in an eggroll wrapper and bake. The wrappers are sold in the refrigerated area of the produce department of most grocery stores and you’re looking for flour-based wrappers, not rice paper wrappers. If portion control is an issue, then prepare only as many sticks as you need at once. They make a convenient after school snack for kids or a satisfying midnight snack for parents. They’re crispy on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside. Comfort food, with a skinny twist, so you can still indulge without the bulge.

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Ingredients:

1 eggroll (or wonton) wrapper (56 calories)
1 low-fat mozzarella sting cheese stick (50 calories)
olive oil cooking sprayMisto-sprayed olive oil, or brushed-on olive oil, optional (nominal calories)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.  Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Place cheese stick about 1 inch from the margin of the wrapper, fold the sides in, and roll up as tightly as possible. Place the bundle seam side down on baking tray.
  3. Optionally, very lightly spray or brush with olive oil.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and remove tray from oven.
  5. Optionally, spray/brush with additional olive oil and flip stick to ensure it browns evenly on both sides.
  6. Return to oven and bake for about 5 to 8 additional minutes, or until golden brown or done to taste. Of the 8 sticks I made, 1 stick had cheese burst through the center of the wrapper, a little ‘explosion’ from the internal pressure as the temperature rose and the cheese melted. Keep an eye on your sticks in the final moments of baking, and if you notice any leaking or bursting, remove from oven immediately.
  7. Sticks are best warm and fresh; serve immediately. I served with marinara sauce; use your favorite dipping sauce or none at all.
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86 comments on “Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks”

  1. Mmm … wow I could just eat one (or three) of these about right now. I think I definitely would be one of those people who would have to make just a few or I’d eat the whole lot and cancel out the skinny factor for sure.
    Not sure we can get the string cheese thing so easily over in Europe, but I think I’d just chop up some regular mozzarella into strips. Thanks for the lovely easy idea!

  2. Is That possible? Hand me a calculator. XOGREG

  3. These may be only two ingredients but oh my goodness, your pictures make them look so much fancier, Averie! Love that they’re super simple. And I so agree with you about the dipping sauce – I’ll have a little mozzarella with my marinara, please. :)

  4. so yummy!!! Pinned… I love mozz sticks… going to have to try these for sure!!

  5. How easy is this?! I love the baked version too. I fry mine and it’s always a hot mess, and then there’s that littering oil smell in the house all. day. long.

    • The MAIN reason I dont fry things isn’t because I have a big opposition to the grease (I mean, yeah it’s bad, but whatever), but it’s the STENCH that lingers for AT LEAST 3 days. Nothing, nothing, nothing is worth a stinky house for that long!

  6. This would be way too dangerous to have around the house :) great idea, though, for party snacks and in general when the craving for cheese sticks arise!

  7. SOOOO SMART!!! eggroll wrappers are like the perfect alternative to fried stuff

  8. Definitely gonna have to keep these in mind for Superbowl Sunday!

  9. I have SUCH a weakness for mozzarella cheese sticks, but I do not have the metabolism to handle those suckers. So clearly, I’m a little bit in love with these. I can’t wait to make them!

  10. My sister is going to love you forevvaaaah. What pizza & donuts are to me, mozzarella sticks are to her. SHE LOVES THEM and always seems to be in the mood for them ;) who can blame her? Fried cheese is awesome! But this skinnier version is MUCH more diet-friendly obvi and looks every bit as sinful and delish as the normally high-fat cousin. Love that they’re just two simple ingredients! SO easy. And I kinda hate you for linking up those mac and cheese bites because OH MY GOD, those were crazy good!

    • That’s right you did make those mac n cheese bites! And if your sis is a fan of cheese sticks, now you can just DIY! Which is you know, a little bit dangerous. But at least they’re skinny :)

  11. THESE ARE AMAZING! What an awesome idea! I am all about the recipes with under 5 ingredients. I feel like people respond really well to them, at least I do for sure! And my goodness, who doesn’t respond to melty cheese in a crunchy wrapper?

    Micheline
    http://www.theminiaturemoose.com

  12. Oh, man, do these ever look fantastic! I love wonton wrappers – so crunchy when baked or fried. Please that ooey, gooey cheese – what’s not to love? Anyway, thanks for another great idea! I’m making these for my next party and am pinning it now!

  13. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh jeez, this is such a smart simple idea! I love it :)

  16. This is a great idea and looks delicious but I wish you and other bloggers would source your recipes. This is not a new idea and a quick google shows that many other bloggers have done this already. It bums me out that nobody thinks it’s important anymore to acknowledge that they weren’t the first to think of something.

    • I honestly had only ever seen them fried, not baked. If I use someone else’s idea *that I knew of* I source/cite them. I don’t make a habit of checking google for every single recipe that pops into my head beforehand to see if someone else made it or something close to it. If I have the idea, I roll with it. If I saw it somewhere else, I cite it.

  17. I made these last night so we could have some healthy Super Bowl snacks – the only wonton wrappers I could find were small, so I had to cut my cheese sticks in half. I checked on them about halfway through their cooking cycle & the cheese had completely oozed out! :( any tips? They were still yummy, but not as cheesy as I wanted…

    • Sounds like your wonton wrappers were maybe a little on the skimpy side. I was sure to really bundle mine up, wrapping them like logs, around and around, with the wrapper. Because if the wrapper isn’t doubled/tripled up, due to the natural laws of expansion when something is heated, the cheese will come out. So just make sure they’re very well wrapped next time. That would be my tip. Even with being very well-wrapped, sometimes I’ll have a leaker. It happens. You could fry them. That will curtail it; but that also adds a pound of grease… :)

  18. I just made these. Your look so good. Mine, not so much. The cheese oozed out on the pan, so the wrapper was almost empty when I got them out. I used a timer so not sure why they did that. But they were super easy to do and, yeah, I ate them anyway. So, I will try again. Less heat and same time, or same heat and less time?

    • I’m not sure why yours oozed, it’s hard to say. Could be the cheese, the brand of wrappers, the heat, or the rolling technique. I would try to make really tight bundles next time and I have a feeling that will help!

  19. I was wondering if you could use the rice paper instead of the wonton wrapper? I am looking for gluten free for family/friends.

    • I think rice paper would be really thin, you’d have to use a few to wrap them up or the cheese will try to ‘explode’ when it gets warm and expands. You have nothing to lose but trying!

  20. Not sure how these are ‘skinny’. Nobody would make these and then just eat one, and at 110 calories that will add up fast. Granted, they are not as unhealthy as fried, but ‘skinny’ they are not.

  21. Are they still considered “skinny” if I eat 10 of them? Technically half are “for the baby” lol. Pinning :)

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