Wonton Mozzarella Sticks Recipe
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Wonton Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

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You won't believe something this easy could taste so fantastic! Crunchy outside, gooey cheese inside, these mozzarella sticks are a treat all ages will love. Kids could help wrap them, too. —Shirley Warren, Thiensville, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 12 pieces string cheese
  • 12 large egg roll wrappers (see note)
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Marinara or spaghetti sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 241 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 423mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Place a piece of string cheese near the bottom corner of one egg roll wrapper (keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use). Fold bottom corner over cheese. Roll up halfway; fold sides toward center over cheese. Moisten remaining corner with water; roll up tightly to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and cheese.
  2. In an electric skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil to 375°.
  3. Fry sticks, a few at a time, for 30-60 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with marinara sauce. Yield: 1 dozen.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Look for egg roll wrappers in the produce section.
  • Be sure to get wrappers labeled egg roll wrappers and not spring roll wrappers. Egg roll wrappers are soft and bendable while in the package. Spring roll wrappers are usually thin, stiff and call for a dip in water to soften them.
  • For ultra crispy fried foods, the key is having the oil hot enough. If your mozzarella sticks are sogging out, kick your oil temp up a couple of notches.
  • These are also super yummy dipped in soy sauce or sweet chili sauce.
  • Originally published as Mozzarella Sticks in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p47

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    karinw64 User ID: 8116784 264853
    Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

    "Egg roll wrappers are usually found in the produce department."

    IngaMari User ID: 5779302 264852
    Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

    "There seems to be some confusion as to what kind of wrappers to buy and where to buy them. Most grocery stores will have them in the produce section. Both wonton (much smaller and for wonton dumplings) and egg roll wrappers.

    An Asian market is a good source. No, Spring Roll Wrappers are not firm and do not need to be put into water to soften, unless you buy rice paper wrappers. Asian markets have frozen wrappers that are pliable and easy to use. They are thinner and In my opinion much better tasting for egg rolls and these cheese rolls.
    A quick dessert? Roll up 1/2 of a banana sprinkled with cinnamon, fry and serve with whipped cream."

    jplz310 User ID: 4748354 264849
    Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

    "These sound delicious but i have been unable to find egg roll wrappers. What dept of the supermarket are they located. Would love to try in my air fryer."

    teachna User ID: 5500528 259101
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

    "Ok. So I truly had no idea how to prepare the egg roll wrappers. I tried rolling the cheese in a wrapper right out of the package. It broke in pieces. Then I read the package directions and I dipped the entire lot into a bowl of water. Now they all gummed together. I tried pulling the wrappers apart and got chunks of wrapper that I rolled the cheese with. I deep fried as directed and all the cheese oozed out and the wrapper looked like it crystalized. No mozzarella sticks for us. Perhaps for novices like me, this recipe should announce that the wrappers need to be prepared first? Unless I totally didn't use the right product."

    sandys7118 User ID: 3267071 252716
    Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

    "These are the BOMB! Of course I changed them up the second time I made them and used shredded pepper jack cheese, a small amount of shredded cheddar cheese, and cream cheese mixed together. Added a 1/2 can of drained diced jalapenos and filled the egg roll wrappers. OMG, jalapeno popper in an egg roll! Very good. So many cheeses, so many possibilities!"

    zardwils User ID: 7633593 252714
    Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

    "These are good and so easy to make. I switch up the cheeses and our favorite is pepper jack cheese sticks. I've always used the sticks, not the string cheese. Also cut each cheese stick in thirds and use the smaller won ton wrappers for a bite size snack."

    angela32 User ID: 3084463 250672
    Reviewed Jul. 20, 2016

    "My family loved these as a quick side/appetizer with dinner last night. I would like to try these again with pepper jack cheese string cheese."

    perrault User ID: 2351583 250378
    Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016 Edited Feb. 6, 2017

    "Wonton Wrappers and egg roll wrapper are not the same. The size is different, looks like in the pic, she used egg roll wrappers. The instructions were back and forth between the 2."

    juneypoo User ID: 8311468 240154
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

    "Made these today to go along with our home made pizza and finger foods. Love these alot and I followed the recipe exactly. We also made homemade sauce for the pizza, so we used the sauce for these too."

    sallygirl7 User ID: 7182986 240148
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

    "This way different, easy and fun to do with kids under supervision with the oil. Can't understand with so many outstanding reviews you would get a KSHREEL writing they were terrible. What a wet mop .....go make cookies or something you love."

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