Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by mozzarella sticks! 🙋♀️
(Just want the recipe? Here you go!)
I swear I can have a perfect week on a diet, then all of the sudden mozz sticks come out of no where and ruin everything! No one has self control over a plate of hot melted cheese, I don’t care who you are. Well, I joined Weight Watchers (again) this year, and I’m making balance a goal. If I have mozzarella sticks, then I need to balance it with something healthy. Or… make healthy mozzarella sticks? Have my mozz sticks and eat them too? Yes please! With some inspo from some of my fellow-Weight Watchers, I’ve designed the perfect points-friendly Wonton Mozzarella Sticks!
I highly recommend making these in an air fryer. They come out perfect each time, and it’s quick and easy. I’ve linked a few air fryers below! I recommend using one with a digital timer and temperature control as mine is not, and it’s difficult to know exactly what temp / time I dial.
The string cheese I use is 4sp for 3 sticks, however the brand Lucrene has string cheese that is 3sp for 3. I was unable to find any near me!
Okay, first thing’s first: unwrap 3 string cheeses and cut them in half!
Next, lay one of the halves across the corner of a wonton wrapper like this:
Wrap it up like a burrito:
On the open side, use a damp paper towel to wet the edge so it sticks to itself and stays closed. For difficult wrappers, I sometimes run the whole thing quickly under a faucet so it seals.
Do this for all 6 string cheese halves.
Spray them with cooking spray, flip and spray again. I like to season them a little bit with Italian Seasoning or Garlic Powder!
Put them in the basket of your airfryer, setting the temp to 390º, and the timer to 6min. About 3min in, make sure you take the basket out and shake them up!
Then, voila! (If the cheese melts out a little, just clean it up asap. The light cheese should pull off very easily). Pair them with Daily Dose of Pepper’s 0sp Marinara Sauce and you’ve got a delish appetizer or dinner!
You can have 6 of these for 7sp, versus buying the frozen TGI Friday’s Mozz Sticks, which are 3sp for 1!
3 Light String Cheese (4sp)
6 Wonton Wrappers (I used Frieda’s Asian Specialties Won Ton Wrappers: 6 are only 3sp)
- Cut the three string cheeses in half.
- Place 1 half string cheese on top of 1 wonton wrapper. Fold in the sides and roll the cheese until it is fully covered by the wonton wrapper.
- Wet the edge of the wonton wrapper and rub it to seal closed.
- Repeat for all 6 mozzarella sticks.
- Spray with cooking spray, then sprinkle with garlic and seasonings.
- Place in airfryer for 6 minutes at 390º. I recommend pulling them out about half way through and shaking the basket!
For the record, I have tried these in the oven as well. Based on the handbook for my airfryer, I put them on a cookie sheet at 440º for 6 minutes, then flipped them and broiled for a minute or so, and the cheese exploded out of them! They were crispy and delicious still, but they weren’t as put together as the airfryer version.
6 mozzarella sticks per serving. 7 Freestyle Points; 7 Smart Points; 7 Points Plus (all calculated with an online calculator – let me know if you find any discrepancies!)
Calories: 250, Fat: 8g, Carbs: 25g, Protein: 22g (calculated with My Fitness Pal)
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