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Mozzarella and Marinara Phyllo Sticks

Total Time: 22 MIN Makes: 12 appetizers
Prep Time: 15 MIN Cook Time: 7 MIN

No game day would be complete without classic mozzarella sticks and marinara. All you’ve gotta do is roll and bake to make these phyllo sticks!

  • 12 sheets Athens Phyllo® Dough (9” x 14”), thawed
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Cooking spray
  • 12 (1 ounce) string cheese sticks, unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce


Thaw one roll of phyllo, following thawing instructions on package. Preheat oven to 450°F. Unroll and cover phyllo sheets with plastic wrap, then a slightly damp towel to prevent drying out.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.

Place one sheet of phyllo on work surface. Lightly coat ½ of the sheet with cooking spray widthwise. Fold sheet in half widthwise and spray top layer. Place 1 cheese stick 2 inches from the short end of the strip. Top with 1 teaspoon of marinara sauce. Loosely fold long edges over cheese and marinara.  Then fold short edge over and roll to the end of the strip. Repeat to make 12 phyllo sticks.

Reroll unused sheets and follow storing instructions on package. Place on a baking tray seam side down. Lightly spray the outside. Sprinkle with bread crumb mixture. Bake for 7 minutes, or until phyllo is golden brown. Serve warm.

  •  May prepare ahead, wrap in plastic and freeze. To serve, unwrap and bake per directions.
  • Can also be made in Athens® Phyllo Shells.