How to Make Easy Baked Mozzarella Sticks

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Between all the playoff games and the big game coming up, it seems like I’m hosting football parties every weekend. That’s fine with me! We’re a football-loving family and I’m always looking for an excuse to make Easy Baked Mozzarella Sticks. They pair perfectly with Dean’s French Onion with Bacon Dip because let’s face it, everything tastes better with bacon.

Baked Mozzarella Sticks and Dean's Dip

There’s always a crowd at my house when it’s time for the big game! Besides my husband, I have three sons-in-law and five grandsons requesting my Baked Mozzarella Sticks and Dean’s Dips. I purchase Dean’s French Onion with Bacon Dip at my local Walmart. You can also find Dean’s Dips in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store.  The convenience and the cool, creamy dairy fresh taste of Dean’s Dips make these a favorite at my house.

Dean's Dip Collage - Baked Mozzarella Sticks

If you’re hosting a big crowd for the big game, you can’t go wrong with Baked Mozzarella Sticks paired with Dean’s French Onion with Bacon Dip.

Baked Mozzarella Sticks with French Onion Dip

Let’s Make Easy Baked Mozzarella Sticks

How to Make Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Beat eggs and water together in a small bowl. In another small bowl (or plastic zip-style bag), combine the bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and pepper. Add the flour to another small bowl.

Dipping Station - Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Coat cheese sticks in flour. Dip the sticks in the egg mixture and then in the breadcrumb mixture. Repeat with the egg mixture and the breadcrumbs.

Dip Baked Mozzarella Sticks in Bread Crumbs

Cover and chill in the refrigerator for four hours.

How to Make Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Helpful Hint: Bread the Baked Mozzarella Sticks the day before and refrigerate overnight. It will help you save time on the day of your party.

When ready to bake, place cheese sticks on an ungreased baking pan and drizzle with melted butter. I use parchment paper for easier cleanup. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving with Dean’s French Onion with Bacon Dip.

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

 Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Baked Mozzarella Sticks


  • 12 Mozzarella String Cheese Sticks
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 cups dried bread crumbs
  • 3 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter


  1. In a small bowl, beat the eggs and water with a fork.
  2. Combine bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, pepper and garlic powder together in a small bowl.
  3. In another small bowl, add flour.
  4. Coat cheese sticks in flour, then in the egg mixture and then the bread crumb mixture. Repeat by dipping in the egg mixture and bread crumb mixture.
  5. Place the cheese sticks in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and drizzle with melted butter.
  7. Bake at 400º for 6-8 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.



About Alli

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  1. Mozzarella sticks are a favorite in my house. My kids could eat them every single day! Love that these are baked and not fried 🙂

  2. Homemade cheese sticks are the best. I have my list of stuff to get for game day.

  3. I love mozzarella sticks! We love dip around here and almost always have some on hand. I haven’t seen the cheddar bacon but would like to try it.

  4. Jesenia Montanez ~ client says

    We love mozzarella sticks! Adding these to our homegating menu. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I must try these! I love the fried mozzarella sticks, so I need to try these. Much healthier and I’m sure more flavorful.

  6. My family loves mozzarella sticks, but I’ve never even thought to make them myself. I’ll have to give these a try.

  7. Wow I love mozzarella sticks but I never thought to bake them. What a clever idea! I am totally going to recreate this recipe next week! Sounds delicious!

  8. I love mozzarella sticks! We always get them as an appetizer at restaurants. I did not know they could be easy to make, I will have to give them a try.

  9. Thanks for the coupon Alli. Love mozzarella sticks but I’ve never thought of pairing them with Dean’s Dips and Dean’s is one of our favorites. We typically dip them in marinara sauce or salsa.

  10. I have never made mozzarella sticks. These look so good. I love onion dip – I will put a small dollop with my sour cream on a baked potato. And didn’t know Deans had it with BACON!

  11. Why haven’t I ever thought of making mozzarella sticks?! I love them and your version looks so easy and fun to make.

  12. I love cheese anyway that I can get it. I used to buy these things frozen, but with a daughter with food allergies…i can’t. So I have got to make these asap!

  13. I have always loved mozzarella sticks. I have actually never tried baking them instead of frying.

  14. Baking is so much more healthy than frying. The good thing is that it does not compromise on the taste factor also. Baking the Mozarella sticks is a great idea.

  15. Debra Hawkins says

    Mozzarella sticks are one of my absolute favorite foods. I have loved them my entire life. I am going to have to try making them at home!

  16. We love ANYTHING with cheese in our home. Mozzarella sticks are one of our weaknesses, yet I’ve never tried making them myself. I’ll have to use this easy recipe.

  17. Jillian Spellman says

    My son loves these and they look super easy to make. I will have to give them a shot sometime this week. I love Deans French Dip!

  18. Homemade Mozzarella sticks?? Yes please!! These would be the perfect midnight snack! LOL!!

  19. Oh yes! been planning to make some finger foods over the weekend and I guess this one should be included. Yey, thanks for the recipe!

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