Keto Italian Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara

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  • prep time

    prep time

    20 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    15 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    35 min

Keto Italian Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara

8 ratings

These are so delicious, crispy and melty! I love how the cheese melts and turns into a giant string when you bite into these mozzarella sticks. These sticks use the light cheese sticks as I found they hold up better during the cooking process. They are breaded and then frozen solid so they can withstand the cooking process (so do not skip the freezing step!) Serve them with marinara sauce if you are on a low carb diet or eat them plain if you are on keto! They are delicious either way.

  • Net Carbs

    4.8 g

  • Fiber

    3 g

  • Total Carbs

    7.9 g

  • Protein

    20.2 g

  • Fats

    18.2 g

257 cals

Keto Italian Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara

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  • Cheese Heads String Stick Light by Frigo

    Cheese Heads String Stick Light by Frigo

    12 piece

  • Almond Flour

    Almond Flour

    1-¼ cup

  • Italian Seasoning

    Italian Seasoning

    2 teaspoon

  • Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    ¼ tsp

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    ½ teaspoon

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    1 large

  • Water


    1 tablespoon

  • Marinara Sauce

    Marinara Sauce

    ⅓ cup

Recipe Steps

steps 6

35 min

  • Step 1

    Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Cut cheese sticks in half to make 24 pieces.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, Italian seasoning, salt and garlic powder together.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    In another bowl, combine the egg and water and beat until well mixed.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Dip each breadstick into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture and then back into the flour mixture. I like to use a separate fork for each one to prevent cakey fingers!
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Line the sticks onto the parchment paper not touching and freeze them for at least one hour or until ready to heat.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Heat some avocado oil in a small saucepan until hot about 350 F oil. Add the sticks to brown them on all sides then place them back unto the parchment lined baking sheet and bake them in a 350 F oven for 5-10 until they become soft but not melting out. Serve hot with marinara sauce, if desired!
    Step 6

Comments 13

  • BlithesomeMacadamia988741

    BlithesomeMacadamia988741 7 months ago

    Could you use ground pork rinds instead of the almond flour?

    • Cakemaster86

      Cakemaster86 7 months ago

      I've made something similar using crushed pork rinds and yes they turned out amazing.

    • KimF_561

      KimF_561 7 months ago

      I was just thinking the same thing!

  • GorgeousKale611166

    GorgeousKale611166 a year ago

    Totally filled my Superbowl craving for melty cheese with something Crunchy and saved me from going off the cliff stuffing my face with the Costco version i was making for my party. I was so anxious to make these I put them in the oven and then realized I was supposed to fry first, so I baked then fried and the things got pretty melted out but the coating stayed on and they were still delicious. Also a note that I sub'd coconut flour and a couple tablespoons of ground walnuts and pecans for the almond flour. Probably changes up the macros a little bit.

    • Patrícia

      Patrícia 3 years ago

      Can I do it with the air fried ?

      • Mike Mitchell

        Mike Mitchell 3 years ago

        Yes low heat 360 for like 6-8 mins

    • Gnomes

      Gnomes 3 years ago

      Melted while frying

      • FortuitousRadish109769

        FortuitousRadish109769 3 years ago

        I accidentally left the cheese sticks in the freezer for 2 days. Didn't matter, they were amazing!

        • Anonymous

          Anonymous 4 years ago

          The ingredient list doesn’t list avocado oil. Hopefully it will be just as good with vegetable oil (:

          • RaceDo

            RaceDo 4 years ago

            Delicious!!!!! Even my fast food loving, pizza machine, husband loved them!!!

            • Goldie

              Goldie 4 years ago

              Tasted perfect!

              • Wrendragonfly

                Wrendragonfly 4 years ago

                Will you make an edit that doesn't include the marinara in the macros? :) Can't wait to try these!

                • Maite

                  Maite 4 years ago

                  That would be helpful , great request