Spinach mozzarella sticks – Homemade cheese sticks

Updated on March 17, 2018

Spinach mozzarella sticks appetizers are perfect for party or watching sports game or movie. Homemade cheese sticks are easy to make, but they are crunchy, tasty, loaded with spinach and cheese.

These mozzarella snacks are soft inside and crunchy outside. It’s like you eat crunchy salad with spinach and cheese with your hands!

Spinach mozzarella sticks appetizers are perfect for party or watching sports game. Homemade cheese sticks are tasty, loaded with spinach and cheese. Grab this mozzarella sticks recipe for next party snack!

How to cook spinach with mozzarella cheese

This is such a delicious mixture, you can eat spinach with mozzarella on it’s own. However, if you want crunchy snack to serve, you need few more thing to do. I used fresh spinach for this recipe, but you can use frozen as well. First, defrost spinach, or if using fresh one like me, cook it in a pan with a sprinkle of water, then combine with shredded mozzarella and cream cheese. I decided to use light cream cheese. It’s so good to think that you will eat something light, with less calories, right? But you can use regular cream cheese, too, it doesn’t affect the cooking process.

Spinach mozzarella sticks in a black board, with white dip

You can use any spices you like to eat with cheese and spinach, I added a little bit of ground cayenne pepper, ground pepper mix and salt. However, don’t add too much salt, as the cheese is already salty.

Spinach mozzarella sticks appetizers, cut in half, in white dip

How to make spinach mozzarella sticks

To make the mozzarella sticks, you need to transfer the your cheesy spinach mixture to the tray, which is layered with parchment paper. By the way, don’t make the layer too thin, as it will harder to dip spinach mozzarella sticks in breading and they may fall apart and cook too fast. Leave the spinach mozzarella mixture in the freezer for at least 30 minutes or until set and frozen, then cut into the sticks.

Spinach mozzarella sticks appetizers, cut in half, with white dip

All you need to do now, dip every spinach mozzarella stick into flour, beaten eggs, breadcrumbs and fry until golden brown from each side. Keep the other sticks in freezer, while you are frying, as they melt pretty fast. You may change the oil few times, see the note in the recipe.

Grab this mozzarella sticks recipe for next party snack!

If you want to check more snack recipes, choose our cheesy blog post about Cauliflower breadsticks and healthy Baked sweet potato fries.

Spinach mozzarella sticks appetizers, cut in half, with white dip

Spinach mozzarella sticks – Homemade cheese sticks

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Spinach mozzarella sticks appetizers are perfect for party or watching sports game or movie.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Freezing time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine French
Servings 6
Calories 928 kcal
Equipment
  • A pan
  • the tray, layered with parchment paper
  • 3 bowls
  • spoon or spatulas
  • paper towel


Ingredients
 
 
  • 5 cups spinach
  • 2 mozzarella balls about 9 oz, shredded
  • 1 cup light cream cheese
  • 4 cups breadcrumbs
  • 5 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper or to taste


Instructions
 
  • Chop spinach, then add it to the pan with 1-2 tbsp water and cook, stirring for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
    5 cups spinach
  • Add shredded mozzarella, cream cheese and spices. Stir until combined.
    2 mozzarella balls, 1 cup light cream cheese, 1 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper
  • Place the mixture on the tray, layered with parchment paper, smooth the top with a spoon or spatula.
  • Freeze for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place flour and breadcrumbs in two separate bowls. Whisk eggs in a third bowl.
    4 cups breadcrumbs, 1 cup flour, 5 eggs
  • Cut spinach mozzarella mixture in sticks. Keep them in a freezer, while you are cooking.
  • Heat the oil in a pan or pot.
    1 cup vegetable oil
  • Coat every spinach mozzarella stick first in flour, then in eggs, then in breadcrumbs. After that again – dip the same mozzarella stick in eggs and in breadcrumbs.
  • Fry spinach mozzarella sticks until one side browned, then flip and wait until the other side is browned. It took approx. 1-2 minutes from each side.
  • Drain sticks on paper towel.
  • Serve with your favorite dip!
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Notes
You may consider changing the oil few times, because some breadcrumbs can stick to the bottom of pan.
Be careful with hot oil! Stay safe 🙂
Nutrition Facts
Spinach mozzarella sticks – Homemade cheese sticks
Amount per Serving
Calories
928
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
59
g
91
%
Saturated Fat
 
14
g
88
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
23
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
12
g
Cholesterol
 
173
mg
58
%
Sodium
 
1011
mg
44
%
Potassium
 
463
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
73
g
24
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
28
g
56
%
Vitamin A
 
2904
IU
58
%
Vitamin C
 
7
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
393
mg
39
%
Iron
 
6
mg
33
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword easy, for crowd, game day, party, vegetarian

COMMENTS:

  1. I’m loving the addition of spinach to these mozzarella sticks. I’ve never made homemade cheese sticks – I need to try these!

  2. Lisa | Garlic & Zest

    I’ve never seen spinach and mozzarella sticks before. What a clever idea — these would be great for weekend snacking.

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