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Keto [Baked]Mozzarella Sticks

These keto cheese sticks make the perfect keto appetizer! These are keto baked mozzarella sticks and clock in at only 1.1 net carbs per stick and only 70 calories!

The cheese sticks are “breaded” with a combination of almond flour, coconut flour, and parmesan cheese, it uses only wholesome ingredients and zero bread crumbs! 

That’s right these low carb cheese sticks are also 100% gluten-free. You’re welcome!

You can enjoy a low-carb appetizer that allows you to have everything you love about traditional mozzarella sticks, like melty cheese, you know that gooey cheese goodness that makes them irresistible but guilt-free.

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Baked Keto Mozzarella Sticks

Keto cheese sticks (baked)

Keto cheese sticks (baked)

Since the macro count is so low for these baked mozzarella sticks, it’s one you should totally include in your keto meal planning rotation.

They are not only a great game day keto appetizer but they are great as a snack, for lunch, or even a light meal! 

Look, traditional cheese stick recipes are loaded with gluten and therefore way too high in carbs to be considered keto-friendly. 

Not to mention that they are full of processed ingredients that are just not good for you.

 

Ingredients Needed To Make Low Carb Baked Mozzarella Sticks

keto baked cheese sticks process pictures

keto baked cheese sticks process pictures

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The following is a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this keto recipe. Note that the full recipe card is below.

How To Make Keto Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks 

keto cheese sticks served with low carb marinara sauce

keto cheese sticks served with low carb marinara sauce

Making and baking low-carb mozzarella cheese sticks is pretty straightforward since it’s made with simple ingredients. 

Although it will take you some time since you will need to first remove the string cheese from their wrappers, slice them in half crosswise, and freeze them for at least an hour prior to adding the keto breading. 

When ready to bake, set aside two medium-sized bowls for the coating. In one bowl add all the dry ingredients (breading) and combine well. In the second bowl whisk the two eggs and water for the egg wash.

You’ll then need to work in small batches and dip each frozen cheese stick in the egg wash, followed by the coating.

Be sure to coat each cheese stick completely including the ends. Repeat the process for double coating it’s what produces the best results.

It’s important to only do a couple of cheese sticks at a time or the egg mixture will freeze onto the cheese and not allow the coating to adhere to the sticks.

Then place the breaded cheese mozzarella sticks back in the freezer on the parchment-lined baking sheet for a minimum of 30 minutes. This extra step will make sure the mozzarella sticks stay intact when baking.

Once ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. You will be baking these in the lower third of the oven so adjust the baking racks if needed.

Be sure that the cheese sticks are not arranged too closely. Lightly coat the sticks with olive oil cooking spray or using a pastry brush, and brush the top and sides of each mozzarella stick.

This ensures you have a crispy coating that tastes like they have been fried without excess oil.

Yup, no need to deal with hot oil or worry about getting the oil temperature perfect.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and the cheese is heated through.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

keto baked mozzarella cheese close up

keto baked mozzarella cheese close up

Serve With Optional Low Carb Marinara Sauce 

You can certainly make your own homemade marinara sauce to dip the gluten-free mozzarella sticks or use a keto-friendly one like Rao’s Marinara Sauce.

How To Make Ahead And Freeze These Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks

You can prepare the mozzarella sticks ahead of time for the perfect appetizer.

Once the sticks have been coated and allowed to freeze in a single layer, you can transfer the cheese sticks to a freezer bag.

Freeze them for up to 3 months before baking them frozen. Having these stored in your freezer will make them easy to bake the next time you want to enjoy low carb cheese sticks!

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Keto Baked Mozzarella Sticks served on a white plate with marinara sauce

Keto Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Baking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

These keto baked mozzarella sticks are a gluten-free, low-carb option for anyone missing this classic appetizer while doing keto. And since these are baked it's also an easier recipe.

Ingredients

Marinara sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Remove the string mozzarella cheese sticks from their wrappers and slice them in half crosswise.
  2. Place the sliced cheese sticks on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place them in the freezer for one hour to firm up.
  3. When ready to bake, set aside two medium-sized bowls for the coating. In one bowl add all the dry ingredients (breading) and combine well. In the second bowl whisk the two eggs and water for the egg wash.
  4. Working in small batches dip each frozen cheese stick in the egg wash, followed by the coating. Be sure to coat each cheese stick completely including the ends. Repeat the process to double coat the cheese sticks.
  5. It's important to only do a couple of cheese sticks at a time or the egg mixture will freeze onto the cheese and not allow the coating to adhere to the sticks.
  6. Place the breaded cheese mozzarella sticks back in the freezer in the parchment-lined baking sheets for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  7. Once ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. You will be baking these in the lower third of the oven so adjust the baking racks if needed.
  8. Be sure that the cheese sticks are not arranged too closely. Lightly coat the sticks with olive oil cooking spray or using a pastry brush, brush the top and sides of each mozzarella stick.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and the cheese is heated through. Serve warm with a keto-friendly marinara sauce for dipping.
  10. These are best eaten immediately.

To Make Ahead And Freeze

  1. These cheese sticks can be prepared and then frozen for up to 3 months before baking them frozen.

Notes

Each mozzarella stick has 70 calories and 1.1 net carbs

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 1.9gNet Carbohydrates: 1.1gFiber: .8gSugar: 0.1gProtein: 4.7g

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