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How To Make Mozzarella Sticks at Home

Updated on December 17, 2013

This is the same cheesy appetizer that you order from the pizza joint, minus the wait time and price mark-up. Use the easy recipe below to make mozzarella sticks at home, and cut out the delivery guy!

(The recipe below will make 24 mozzarella sticks)

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks
Homemade Mozzarella Sticks
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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 3 min
Ready in: 18 min
Yields: cook time is per batch

Kitchenware Required

  • a deep fryer with basket
  • a sharp knife
  • an electric mixer or wire whisk
  • a measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • 2 shallow dishes
  • a baking sheet
  • tongs
  • a wire rack


  • (2) 16oz. blocks mozzarella cheese
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups fine dry Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • peanut oil
  • marinara sauce


  1. Using a sharp knife slice each mozzarella cheese block into 12 sticks. (each stick should be approximately 4"x1/2")
  2. In a shallow dish combine the bread crumbs, flour, salt and black pepper.
  3. In another shallow dish combine the water and the slightly beaten eggs.
  4. Dip the sticks of mozzarella cheese into the egg mixture, then roll them through the breadcrumb mixture to coat uniformly.
  5. Align the mozzarella sticks on a baking sheet. Cover and freeze for 1-2 hours.
  6. Preheat the peanut oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees F.
  7. Fry the mozzarella sticks in the basket for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Do not crowd the mozzarella sticks while cooking. Unless you are using an extra large deep fryer or a turkey fryer, you will need to fry your cheese sticks about 6 at a time.
  8. Using long handled tongs carefully remove your mozzarella sticks from the oil, and allow the to drain on a wire rack for 5 minutes,
  9. Serve your delicious homemade mozzarella sticks with warm marinara sauce for dipping, and enjoy!

Quick Tip

If the mozzarella sticks were frozen for more than a couple of hours, allow them to sit at room temperature for fifteen minute before frying them.


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      Eugene 19 months ago

      Melty Deliciousness

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      Top Rated Recipes 5 years ago

      Yummy! I love mozzarella sticks. Your recipe was really easy to follow and the outcome was scrumptious! Thank you so much for sharing

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      I never knew how easy this was. Thanks for sharing, I'm sure my nephew will enjoy the homemade version. Great job with the hubchallenge.

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      jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

      Sounds and looks yummy! I'm going to try this.

      Thanks for sharing!