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Easy Baked Mozzarella Bites

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 4 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Make your favorite restaurant appetizer at home with these kid-approved bites—perfect for dipping.

Ingredients

1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
8
mozzarella sticks (from 12-oz package), unwrapped and cut crosswise into thirds
3
tablespoons butter, melted
2/3
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough sheet; press into rectangle, 12x8 inches. Using pizza cutter, cut rectangle into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 (2-inch) squares.
  • 2 Place mozzarella stick in center of each rectangle; bring dough up and around cheese sticks; press edges to seal.
  • 3 Place melted butter in small bowl. Place bread crumbs in another small bowl. Dip each stick into butter; shake off excess. Roll in bread crumbs to coat. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough sheet; press into rectangle, 12x8 inches. Using pizza cutter, cut rectangle into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 (2-inch) squares.
  • 2 Place mozzarella stick in center of each rectangle; bring dough up and around cheese sticks; press edges to seal.
  • 3 Place melted butter in small bowl. Place bread crumbs in another small bowl. Dip each stick into butter; shake off excess. Roll in bread crumbs to coat. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Serve with warm marinara sauce or ranch dressing. Or both. Yum!

Change up the flavor of these crunchy two-bite snacks by using other varieties of cheese sticks.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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