Cooking at Home – Mozzarella Tots

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Published Saturday, July 24, 2021

Makes: 12 servings

A healthy twist on a deep-fried appetizer, these breaded and baked Mozzarella Tots are a favorite of kids and adults alike. Served with warm marinara sauce for dipping, they are great for a potluck meal or as an after-school snack.


  • 12 ounces mozzarella string cheese (fat-free)
  • 1/2 cup milk (1% low fat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil (dried)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (prepared, warmed)
  • cooking spray (non-stick)


  1. Preheat oven to 350deg.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Remove cheese from package and cut into bite size pieces.
  4. In a small non-stick skillet mix oregano and basil with bread crumbs.
  5. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until crumbs are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  6. Dip each piece of cheese in milk and then into toasted bread crumbs, coating completely.
  7. Place on baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  8. Spray string cheese lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  9. Bake 5-6 minutes or until heated through. (cheese may melt slightly and lose shape. Simply press it back into place).
  10. Dip in warmed marinara sauce and enjoy.

Source: Arizona Nutrition Network, Champions for Change

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe (54g)



Total Calories


Total Fat

1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g


6 mg


292 mg


6 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

2 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


10 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


298 mg


0 mg


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