Wonton Mozzarella Sticks Recipe
- 12 pieces string cheese
- 12 large egg roll wrappers (see note)
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Marinara or spaghetti sauce
- 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
1 each: 241 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 423mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.
Reviews for Wonton Mozzarella Sticks
"I made these for a Memorial Day appetizer - REALLY easy and GOOD! They would make a better finger food if cut in half and maybe use wonton wrappers."
"Looks easy enough."
"Very simple to make. Just make sure the seal around the edges is good or the mozzarella will melt out. I also made some cheddar cheese sticks. My son and his friends love them. Will definitely be making these in the future."
"Egg roll wrappers are usually found in the produce department."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"These yummy snacks went over great at my family's fondue party. I made a pizza/marinara fondue to dip these sticks and we had a fondue pot with oil, so guest could fry their own cheese sticks. I just pre-wrapped the cheese sticks in the egg roll wrappers and everyone pierced the sticks with fondue forks and fried them at their leisure. These were the first thing to disappear off the table. My only issue was that the cheese got hard again quickly after frying. They still tasted great and nobody complained about this. Everyone thought it was a creative way to do fondue. These were easy and fun and I will make again."
"I have not made these yet, BUT, I bet they could be brushed with a little olive oil and baked instead of fried. Has anyone baked them?"
"OMG, where have these been all my life?! I just made a batch for my husband and myself for a quick Saturday lunch. They took less time to prepare than a box of mac and cheese! Less cleanup too--just the small skillet I fried them in. I'm thinking to make appetizers for a group, you could cut the cheese sticks in half--or even thirds, as I saw one reviewer mentioned--and wrap them in wonton wrappers. I will say that next time, I think I need to cool down the oil a bit--I noticed the cooking instructions on the package of wrappers says 350? for the oil, and fry egg rolls for 2 to 3 minutes instead of 375? for 30 to 60 seconds. My cheese was warm, but not terribly gooey, but any longer at that temp and the wrappers would have burned. Still yummy though!"
"these were excellent and very easy to make but I think they should be named something different. I remembered the name and when I was at the grocery store I bought wonton wrappers instead of eggroll wrappers. Yes, I had read the recipe but remembered the name more, lol. I did use the wonton wrappers but had to cut the string cheese into thirds and it took a bit more time but still tasted great. I'll definitely make them again but will use eggroll wrappers."
"my kids enjoyed them very much"
"Very easy and tasty!!!!"
"The first time I made these, I thought they were strange. Now, well they're still a bit strange, but SO DELICIOUS! Lol. It's so much easier than breading or making a batter. I've also baked these too, to make them healthier. I spray a cookie sheet with non stick cooking spray and roll them around a little bit. They bake up nicely, but they are, of course, much tastier when fried. Great recipe!"
"I can't believe something so economical and easy to prepare can be so tasty! I've made them twice and I'll be making them again as a side for spaghetti. Great recipe!"
"Better than restaurant cheese sticks. My kids absolutely love them. Even cheddar is good."
"Sounds very good to make and easy!"
"I make this terrific and easy appetizer for every holiday. Kids & adults love them. I mince garlic in a press and add a tiny bit (3 grains) to each wrapper-a little goes a long way for flavor. I also add a single piece of pre-sliced pepperoni cut in half. Once they are wrapped, they can be stored in the refrigerator in a ziplock bag until you are ready to fry them. Perfect for hectic parties. They fry up fast..almost as fast as people eat them!! Try any of the cheese sticks, jalapeño works great."
"The heat is too high for this, I turned it down to about 300 and also had the cheese at room temp. They turned out great and also used japeno string cheese. So good and easy."
"I made these for a birthday party and they were literally gone before I put them on the table. I did make some "healthier" revisions like I cut the cheese in half and used weight watchers part skim cheese sticks. I also used one egg roll wrapper for two rolls! These were amazing tho! I MUST do again!"
"These were good, but only after I used other cheeses. I put hot pepper and harvarti in a couple of the egg roll wrappers and rolled it with a mozzarella stick. I sprinkled it with garlic salt and used a sweet and sour dipping sauce instead of marinara. Delicious!!"
"i thought the idea of usig egg roll wrappers was a good one but the taste isnt. i thought they were really bland, the cheese didnt melt and if i had left them in the frier long enought to melt, they would have burned. im so bummed out about this. i wish i hadnt wasted my money."
"A-W-E-S-O-M-E!Just finished eating these and I was thrilled with the results.I used Stop & Shop Mozzarella Sticks and as I was rolling them, I added a few shakes of McCormick's Basil & Garlic Seasoning.They took about 2 minutes to fry to perfection, but there was no leaking of cheese and the inside texture was great.I can't wait to try this with other flavors of cheese sticks."
"SO GOOD! I cut the mozzarella into thirds, moistened with water using a small basting brush then rolled them in seasoned bread crumbs as suggested. I have made these many, many times and everyone loves them!"
"My whole family loved these!"
"I made these using pepper jack string cheese & baked as per other reviewer's. I do think they need some sort of seasonings or spicy meat to improve on the taste. Also they should bake at a higher temp, maybe 450* so they crisp up faster with less chance of the cheese running all over. Will try again!"
"These were terrible."
"I used the egg wash with Italian bread crumbs, then baked it in the over at 350...great suggestion! They turned out awesome. I like to add a lot of flavors, so inside I added a bit of garlic powder along with some Italian seasoning."
"Okay - so first, they are a really large size, I think I would cut everything in half if I did it again. Second, I tried them baked per the alternate instructions. 350F turning occasionally until browned. They were weird. The cheese melted great, but the taste of the wrappers was just off. It was a bit like uncooked dry pasta in some places and more like doughy fresh pasta in others. I was trying to save on the calories, but it was just a waste of ingrediants. Also, as other posters mentioned, this was rather bland and using a flavorful dipping sauce still didn't help. I think next time I will brush with garlic/olive oil and then sprinkle with spices inside and out. It is fun looking and definitely quick, but as is - baking is definitely not a do over. I might try one just as it's supposed to be made (fried) to see if that works out better. Otherwise, it seems like all the extra work to make them taste like the original breaded style undoes the short cut of making them this way at all. Thank you for the recipe though!"
"This is a new favorite at our house. easy, yummy, reheats nicely. They are a very fun lunch or snack."
"I made these for New Years Eve and they were not a hit. I had quite a few left over. They were very tasteless unless you dipped them in a marinara sauce."
"These were amazing!! We all loved them! We dipped them in sweet and sour sauce instead of the marinara sauce and it was yummy!"
"Made as written, these are really plain and blah tasting, but spicing them up in 100 differants ways, they are delish!"
"These homemade mozzarella sticks are my latest favorite appetizer recipe for company or anytime. They were a hit for Xmas eve in the midst of my seafood extravaganza with a little pizza sauce to dip them in. Everyone loved them, from the kids to the grandparents. I add a half of a slice of pepperoni and a tiny bit of fresh minced garlic to the wonton before wrapping. I use my deep fryer, makes it quick and easy. You can make these ahead and refrigerate them in a ziplock bag. Great for the holidays!"
"I sprinkle Italian seasoning over the cheese stick and insided of wonton wrapper before wrapping and sealing. I though it needed some seasoning. Never thought about the eggwash and Italian seasoned bread crumbs - will have to try that!!!!"
"These were very tasty .. I didn't have marinara on hand so I used spaghetti sauce as suggested but I didn't like that at all. The cheese sticks themselves were great!"
"These are so easy. And so delicious! Definitely adding to my appetizer rotation!"
"Here are some baking instructions that I tried. My oven runs kinda hot, so even tho I used 350 you might want to use 400 if your oven is more 'normal.' Spray with Pam or something so they aren't brick hard, and cook for about 10 min then flip and go another 10 min or so. Keep on eye on them, everyone's oven is different!Along with the cheese I used deli sliced turkey, but you could use pepperoni or chicken or anything!Try using different dips too, I used ceasar dressing mixed with parmesan and pepper!Egg-washing and dipping in bread crumbs sounds yummy too, I'll try that next time!"
"My family loved these. We used mozarella, cheddar, and pepper jack. I used only 1/2 sheet of egg roll wrapper but I bet the wonton size wrappers would make a great bite size appetizer."
"These were such a quick and tasty snack. I used wonton wrappers and cut the cheese sticks in half so they were a bit smaller. They work great for a party."
"If you like mozz sticks this are GREAT! There better than restaurant sticks. After you roll cheese in eggroll wrapper lightly moisten with egg wash and roll in Italian bread crumbs, DELISH!"
"I came up with this type of recipe years ago and find the trick to keeping the cheese in is to put the logs in the freezer for about 15 to 20 minutes and quickly fry in very hot oil for about 1 to 2 minutes all sides. Drain on paper bags or newspapers and they won't be that greasy."
"This recipe was amazing. It was so easy. I made them last night for a party that I had and everyone loved them. Everyone wanted this recipe. I gave it away more than any other recipe. I rolled them in seasoned bread crumbs. I was kinda scared to make them because of the egg roll wrap, so I only made a few for tester. I ended up making 50 of them and they were gone by the time they came out of the fryer and hit the plate. Thank you for sharing this great recipe."
"Loved this recipe! Such a good idea and was really fun to make. Will defiantly make again, maybe trying with breadcrumbs."
"I made these recently and because I had read the reviews first I roll them in flavored breadcrumbs before frying. They were delicious!!"
"These are super easy to make & very tasty.You can also use wonton wrappers - which are smaller - if you cut the mozzarella sticks into 3 pieces. They are also found in the produce section of the grocery store, near the asian produce."
"I couldn't find egg roll wrappers at the store so instead I tried using spring roll wrappers. They didn't work very well and even though I sealed the ends, cheese still oozed out when they were being cooked. My husband still liked them but I was dissappointed. I am going to keep looking for egg roll wrappers and make these again."
"These are delicious and so easy to make!! I cut my mozza sticks into 3 pieces and quartered my egg roll wrapper making them a perfect appetizer at a party!! The plate was emptied in no time!!"
"Very easy to make. I sprinkle a bit of popcorn salt on to give a bit more flavor, but they were good on there own. I made them for a football party and got rave reviews."
"I thought they lacked flavor."
"Fabulous! easy and delicious!"
"I've made these for years. \try serving them with strawberry jam. My 6 children love them."
"Actually, I hve not tried these yet. But........just from reading the easy Preperation and reading the other reviews makes me anxious to try them. YUMMY!!!!"
"Great!!! It was mentioned to bake, but didn't give an oven temp or for how long? Has anyone baked these?"
"this is a very easy recipe and great for serving alot of ppl"
"To bake in the oven, spray them with any flavored oil in a can., or they will be dry."
"Actually, I have been making my own version of these since my children were very young. The four of them were watching a movie and I had yet to go shopping so little was available. I saw some wonton wrappers and american cheese and thus strated our life long love for cheesy wontons. Your version is good as well. I always made mine triangular because of the cheese I had on hand."
"I've been making these for years. You will never make cheese sticks any other way, I promise!"
"I use Sargento String Cheese (it's the perfect shape) + wonton wrappers. My husband says the smaller size is perfect. First saw this recipe in the Holiday '08 issue w/ a homemade marinara sauce. Both are excellent! I use as little oil as possible to fry these in, just enough to cover the pan bottom by maybe a 1/4-inch. Usually I serve them up immediately; I fried up 75 last night for a party this weekend and flash-froze the sticks. I plan to reheat in a HOT oven and see how well these do. I dislike my house smelling like cooking oil, especially with company coming! *grin*"
"My nephew and niece were over for movie night with my daughter and we all made these...super easy, fun and delicious!"
"So tasty. My kids rolled them up. They were so much easier to eat and make than the breaded ones. For a party appetizer, I would cut them in half and use wonton wrappers. We dipped them in ranch. So good."
"I agree, they were a bit chewy once they cooled down, but were very good and very easy"
"My kids loved these easy to make cheese sticks. The best part was no messy clean up like the breaded ones"
"This was an easy recipe and it looked beautiful. My only problem was that when they cooled down, they weren't as good. BUT, while they were hot, YUMMY!!!"
"Am curious if these could be baked? Also, would suggest ranch as an alternative dip...it is wonderful with cheese sticks"
You won’t believe something this easy could taste so fantastic! Crunchy outside, gooey cheese inside...a treat all ages will love. Kids could help wrap them, too. Shirley Warren - Thiensville, Wisconsin
- 12 pieces string cheese
- 12 egg roll wrappers
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Marinara or spaghetti sauce
Directions: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.
In an electric skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil to 375°.
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.
"So fast and easy! I made these with the kids and they had a blast helping. All gone in a matter of minutes. These also stay hotter longer than the traditional flour, egg & crumb coated ones."