Mozzarella Sticks Made with Puff Pastry

Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these Mozzarella sticks made with puff pastry,
will be something the kids would love and would keep them coming back for more.

Mozzarella Sticks Made with Puff Pastry

This week I am going to be making Kid’s friendly bite size appetizers. This is one of my favorite theme to work on as I am always on look out to make some kid’s friendly snacks. My BM friend Sapana is hosting this month’s Kid’s delight with the theme Bite size appetizers and I will be sending this recipe to her as a part of the theme.

My boys love Mozzarella sticks. I am not a big fan of frying the sticks and hence have made Egg less Baked Mozzarella sticks in the past. I had one sheet of puff pastry in the freezer for a while and I was looking to make something with it. That is when I got the idea to roll the string cheese in the puff pastry sheet and bake them.

My little one loves string cheese and I always have them in my refrigerator. This is by far the easiest appetizer / snack that I have made. All it needs is some string cheese and puff pastry sheet. I always mention when baking with puff pastry that how lucky we are to have those available in the stores. Puff pastry sheets are such a great vehicle for many different appetizers.

One of the most popular appetizer, Vegetable puff is made with the puff pastry sheets and that is something I make very often. Lately I have been baking many desserts with it and I am enjoying the ease and the flavor.

Few of my other recipes that I have made using puff pastry sheet –

Quesitos  – Dessert from Puerto Rico

Umm Ali – An Egyptian Dessert

Strawberry Cream cheese Pastry

Apple Strudel

Apple Roses

 

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Mozzarella Sticks Made with Puff Pastry

Preparation time – 5 minutes
Baking time – 15 minutes
Difficulty level – easy

Ingredients to make Mozzarella sticks – Makes 9

  • Mozzarella String cheese – 5
  • Puff pastry sheet – 1
  • egg wash or cream – to brush the top of the pastry

Procedure to make Mozzarella sticks –

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Cut the mozzarella sticks in half and keep them aside.
  • Thaw the puff pastry sheet according to package directions. I usually leave them out on the counter for about an hour and it thaws perfectly.
  • Roll the sheet lightly and then equally divide them into 9 pieces.
  • Place one half piece of mozzarella string cheese in each pastry sheet and wrap it into a log. Fold the edges and pinch to seal. Seal the seams as well to avoid the cheese oozing out of the shell when baking.

Mozzarella Sticks Made with Puff Pastry

  • Place the prepared pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

Mozzarella Sticks Made with Puff Pastry

  • Using egg wash or heavy cream (even full fat milk would work), brush the pastry liberally.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until the mozzarella sticks are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let it cool for couple of minutes. Serve warm with marinara sauce on the side.

Mozzarella Sticks Made with Puff Pastry

Sending this recipe to  Srivalli’s Kid’s Delight event, guest hosted by Sapana, themed on Bite Size Appetizers.

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7 thoughts on “Mozzarella Sticks Made with Puff Pastry

  1. Sandhya I really wish I could grab these right now yaar..I love this dish and everytime I see this, I wish we get these here..:)..anyway until I make it myself, let me drool!

  2. We have started getting the puff pastry here , but the prices are high and only gourmet stores stock them . String cheese is something that I tasted in Japan , I know how crazy kids are for these .
    A appetiser with these two would definitely rock , don’t mind flicking one from the screen :))

  3. That’s a lovely idea Sandhya and I can imagine how excited my daughter would be to get herself some of those. Wish the puff pastry sheets here were affordable. Sigh! For no I will feast my eyes only!

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