Delicious Mozzarella Cheese Bites Recipe

Mozzarella Cheese Bites are the perfect snack for little hands (or big hands)! This time, we chose to make bite-size balls.

Mozzarella Cheese Bites
Let’s make some cheesy Mozarella bites!

let’s make mozzarella cheese bites recipe

This week when I made lasagna, I had a bunch of mozzarella cheese leftover.  My kids love it when I use the leftover cheese to make Cheese Bites.  For this recipe I used mozzarella, but you can use any cheese.

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Mozzarella Cheese Bites recipe ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (this will make approximately 10 cheese bites)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup Panko Italian bread crumbs
  • Vegetable Oil for frying, I used Grapeseed
  • optional, Marinara sauce for dipping
Mozzarella Cheese Bites
Let’s get cooking!

Steps in making Mozzarella Cheese Bites recipe

Step 1

Shred cheese.  Using your hands, make bite-sized balls of cheese.  Pressing the cheese together in your hands will help it form into a ball.

Step 2

In a small bowl, beat the egg.  Dip cheese balls into the egg mixture, coating evenly.  Allow excess egg to drip off.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, add bread crumbs.  Roll egg-dipped cheese balls into the Panko bread crumbs, coating evenly.

Step 4

Repeat the egg and bread crumb dipping to coat a second time.

Step 5

Place on a lined baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours.  Don’t skip this! It allows the cheese to harden so it doesn’t ooze out when you fry it.

Step 6

Heat oil in a large skillet or pot over medium-high heat.  Working in small batches, fry the cheese balls for approximately 1 minute then flip and cook another minute to a minute and a half.

Step 7

Remove cooked cheese balls to a paper towel-lined plate and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings

Delicious Mozzarella Cheese Bites Recipe

Delicious Mozzarella Cheese Bites Recipe

Have a cheesy yummy snack delight when you make this delicious mozzarella cheese bites recipe for your kiddos! It's easy, crisp, and healthy. Let's get cooking now!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup Panko Italian bread crumbs
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • Marinara sauce for dipping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Shred cheese. Using your hands, make bite-sized balls of cheese. Pressing the cheese together in your hands will help it form into a ball.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the egg. Dip cheese balls into the egg mixture, coating evenly. Allow excess egg to drip off.
  3. In a separate bowl, add bread crumbs. Roll egg-dipped cheese balls into the Panko bread crumbs, coating evenly.
  4. Repeat the egg and bread crumb dipping to coat a second time.
  5. Place on a lined baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours. Don’t skip this! It allows the cheese to harden so it doesn’t ooze out when you fry it.
  6. Heat oil in a large skillet or pot over medium-high heat. Working in small batches, fry the cheese balls for approximately 1 minute then flip and cook another minute to a minute and a half.
  7. Remove cooked cheese balls to a paper towel lined plate and serve immediately.

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