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Cheesy Zucchini Sticks Recipe
October 1, 2014 | Home >Healthy Kids >Cheesy Zucchini Sticks Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini Sticks Recipe

Who doesn’t love a gooey warm mozzarella stick dunked in a savory marinara sauce??  Since we are always trying to find new fun ways for kids to try fruits and veggies, we thought we would add a twist to a classic snack that kids already love.  We added zucchini to our mozzarella sticks which adds nutrition, but also a new texture and flavor for kids to try!

Cheesy Zucchini Sticks Recipe. Even if you don't grow zucchini, it's such a great price right now!! Buy a bunch and try these cheesy sticks.

Start out by peeling your zucchini really thin.  We used a vegetable peeler and just pressed hard and it gave us perfect zucchini ribbons.  Wrap the zucchini ribbons around a mozzarella cheese stick.  You can also use mozzarella cheese that you have sliced into a stick shape.  Let your toddler gnaw on a zucchini to keep him occupied while you are making these 🙂 When all your mozzarella sticks are wrapped in zucchini, prepare your ‘batter’.  In one shallow bowl or tin, combine 2 eggs and 1 Tbsp water.  Beat with a fork.  In another tin combine 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs (this make it extra crunchy)  Dip your wrapped sticks into the egg mixture and then press them into the crumb mixture until well coated.

Cheesy Zucchini Sticks Recipe. Even if you don't grow zucchini, it's such a great price right now!! Buy a bunch and try these cheesy sticks.

Place on a baking sheet that you have sprayed with a bit of oil.  We LOVE our MISTO sprayer because you can use any kind of oil you want in it!  After you have sprayed your pan, then place your mozzarella zucchini sticks on it, and spray the tops of them.  Place in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, until they are golden brown and the cheese is melted.  Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.

Cheesy Zucchini Sticks Recipe. Even if you don't grow zucchini, it's such a great price right now!! Buy a bunch and try these cheesy sticks.

These are definitely a hit at our house!  My kids even loved helping to peel the zucchini because they thought it looked cool.  Serve as an appetizer, after school snack, or even as a side with dinner.

Yummy!

Cheesy Zucchini Sticks Recipe. Even if you don't grow zucchini, it's such a great price right now!! Buy a bunch and try these cheesy sticks. Cheesy Zucchini Sticks Recipe

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Cheesy Zucchini Sticks Recipe

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 m
Cook Time: 8 m
  • Nutrition per serving   % daily value
  • Calories: 321 16%
  • Fat: 18 g 28%
  • Carb: 17 g 6%
  • Fiber: 1 g 4%
  • Protein: 21 g 42%
  • Sugar: 3 g

Ingredients

  • 2 medium – zucchini
  • 8 stick – string cheese
  • 2 large – egg
  • 1 tablespoon – water
  • 1/2 cup – panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1/2 cup – bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 1 – cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon – olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. With a vegetable peeler or mandolin, slice zucchini into thin ribbons.
  3. Wrap each cheese stick with zucchini ribbons and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, beat egg and water together.
  5. In another bowl, mix Panko and breadcrumbs.
  6. Dip each zucchini wrapped cheese stick in egg mixture, then in bread crumb mixture.
  7. Place on a sprayed baking sheet; spray tops with oil.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes - until golden and cheese begins to melt.
  9. Dip in your favorite marinara sauce or this beyond veggie dip!

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 321 16%
  • Fat: 18 g 28%
  • Carb: 17 g 6%
  • Fiber: 1 g 4%
  • Protein: 21 g 42%
  • Sugar: 3 g
written by
Natalie Monson

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Comments(4)
sam says:

The zucchini isn’t im the ingredients ?in case you want to change it x sound yummy

Jessica p says:

Where do you find Italian Seasoned breadcrumbs without high fructose corn syrup? Also what brand? All the ones at our grocery include this ingredient.

Di says:

I completely love this idea -but how do you get the zucchini to stay on the cheese whilst you egg-dip it? I had to use a few strips to cover the length of the cheese -and all the ends unravelled when I dipped it. Then when I baked them they turned into a kind of flat blob, despite cooking them for only 5 mins. I’d love to make these work as the kids were really excited about the idea. Tips??

Natalie says:

Have you tried looking at Trader Joe’s?

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