Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe (Ham & Mozzarella Cheese Sticks)

This BAKED MOZZARELLA STICKS RECIPE is filled with delicious Ham & Mozzarella Cheese. These Homemade Mozzarella Sticks are healthier than the traditional fried version. These Ham and Cheese Sticks are a snack you can feel great about feeding your family. So easy and yum!

Baked Mozzarella Sticks filled with ham & cheese on baking tray

Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe with Ham & Cheese

This Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe is a healthier take on fried Cheese Sticks. They’re filled with Ham & Cheese for a whole new flavor!

Obviously Henry isn’t old enough yet (just 9 months) to eat these baked mozzarella sticks, but I have kid friendly food on the mind lately. I want to get recipes under my belt that will be perfect for him when he’s a bit older. So I’ve been scouring cookbooks for kids and getting so many fun ideas (like this baked mozzarella sticks recipe)!

I plan to post a lot more healthy(ish) kid friendly recipes so I hope you guys are on board for that! I want to serve him foods that we will all enjoy, not just food for babies.

Take this Baked Ham and Cheese Sticks recipe, for example. We are BIG fans of mozzarella cheese sticks around here but I don’t really want to be feeding Henry a bunch of fried foods. These baked mozzarella sticks are the best of both worlds. They’re easy to make, super flavorful, full of melty cheese, and baked to perfection! Winner!

This Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe filled with Ham & Mozzarella Cheese is a fun and healthy version of fried Cheese Sticks. You’ll feel good about feeding these Ham & Cheese Sticks to your family!

 

Homemade Ham & Cheese Sticks on baking tray

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks on baking tray, one pulled apart with ham & cheese

Healthy(er) Ham & Cheese Sticks Recipe – Baked not Fried!

The best part about these ham & mozzarella cheese sticks is that they’re baked instead of fried. They may not be the epitome of health, but baked mozzarella sticks are infinitely better than their fried counterpart. This mozzarella sticks recipe is so fun to serve at home for the whole family!

If Henry really is my son, then he’s going to LOVE LOVE LOVE cheese. Any kind, any form, any meal. All day every day. I love that this baked mozzarella sticks recipe is an easy and relatively healthy way for kids and adults to get their cheese fix. Wrapped in ham and baked into an eggroll is an amazing way to eat melty cheese. We are big fans of these cheese sticks!

How to Make Mozzarella Sticks

Making traditional deep-fried mozzarella sticks isn’t the easiest (or healthiest). So instead of how to make mozzarella sticks, I’m going to show you how to make this BAKED Mozzarella Sticks Recipe.

There are a few difference between the mozzarella cheese sticks you’re used to and these baked ham & cheese sticks, but I promise you’re going to love them! These Homemade Mozzarella Sticks are going to be even better.

What’s so different about these baked mozzarella sticks?

  • They are BAKED instead of fried
  • We’re using eggroll wrappers instead of deep-fried breading
  • We’re adding in some tasty ham
  • And to make things easy, we’re using mozzarella cheese sticks for the cheese filling

Once you try this Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe, you’ll never want to go back to those fried Mozzarella Sticks (okay, maybe just every once in a while for a guilty treat). But you really won’t miss them once you’ve had these Ham & Cheese Sticks. And your kids will love them too!

Baked Ham & Mozzarella Cheese Sticks arranged on baking trays

Close up of baked mozzarella stick with ham & cheese

Make this Ham & Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Recipe for any occasion

These Baked Ham & Cheese Mozzarella Sticks would be a great way to ring in the new year, celebrate the Super Bowl, or just have for after school snacks at home. It’s a great way to feel good about the snacks you’re giving your family. I’m not saying these baked mozzarella sticks are healthy, but they are a healthier twist on a favorite. You gotta indulge every once in a while!

Baked Ham & Cheese Mozzarella Sticks

Stay tuned for even more kid friendly food! If you have any requests please leave them below! I’m looking forward to brainstorming. Hope you enjoy :)

If you liked this Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe, try these other healthy & kid-friendly recipes:

Watch the video to see How to Make Mozzarella Sticks with Ham & Cheese.

See recipe card below for details on this yummy Ham & Cheese Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe. Enjoy!

This BAKED MOZZARELLA STICKS RECIPE is filled with delicious Ham & Mozzarella Cheese. These Homemade Mozzarella Sticks are healthier than the traditional fried version. These Ham and Cheese Sticks are a snack you can feel great about feeding your family. So easy and yum!

Baked Ham and Cheese Mozzarella Sticks

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked mozzarella sticks, ham and cheese sticks, mozzarella sticks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 557 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

This BAKED MOZZARELLA STICKS RECIPE is filled with delicious Ham & Mozzarella Cheese. These Homemade Mozzarella Sticks are healthier than the traditional fried version. These Ham and Cheese Sticks are a snack you can feel great about feeding your family. So easy and yum!

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Ingredients

  • 12 eggroll wrappers 7 inch
  • 12 slices honey ham thinly sliced
  • 12 Mozzarella Sticks (string cheese)
  • Olive Oil
  • garlic salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Lay an eggroll wrap down in a diamond shape and place a slice of ham in the middle. Place one mozzarella stick in the middle of the ham. Fold in the sides of the wrapper into the cheese and then roll up the entire wrapper to create eggroll shape. Place on baking sheet seam side down.
  4. Brush each stick lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt to taste.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until browned to your liking (you might want to check them with a couple minutes left as all ovens are different). Remove from the oven and turn the sticks. Place back in the oven for 4-5 more minutes or until browned.
  6. Serve with dipping sauce of your choice.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Baked Ham and Cheese Mozzarella Sticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 557 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 1880mg 78%
Potassium 272mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Protein 39g 78%
Calcium 8.4%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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CAROL
BECKY, WHAT IS A MOZZARELLA STICK?
    Becky Hardin
    Typically its cheese coated in batter and deep fried, but this version I made baked inside an eggroll wrapper. Hope you enjoy!
    Angela
    Carol You can buy MOZZARELLA sticks in the cheese sec of the dairy case. They are individually packed
      Becky Hardin
      Thanks Angela! Yes that is right. Here is an example: https://www.foodservicedirect.com/product.cfm/p/1935162/Single-String-Cheese-Snack
Harriet
Instead of egg roll wrappers, why not crescent rolls?????
    Becky Hardin
    You could do crescent rolls! Would be delicious. Just less of a mozzarella stick feel. Still great :)
Catherine
Can you please clarify what you mean by "fold in the sides"? If it's in a diamond shape, am I laying the ham down from corner to corner and folding in the side corners? Or am i folding in the straight sides? Explanation or a picture, please!
    Becky Hardin
    Hi! For the diamond shape, you'll lay down the ham/cheese, then fold in the left and right diamond corners so that you can create an envelope of sorts with the wrapper. You just want all corners of the ham/cheese fully covered before you bake so nothing melts out. Hope that helps and hope you enjoy!
Linda
eXCELLENT, WE MADE THESE AND USED THEM TO DIP IN SOUP. wE WILL MAKE THESE AGAIN AND AGAIN!
    Becky Hardin
    I love the idea of dipping them in soup! So glad you loved them :)
Adam
Very cute idea, but i Got to tell you, we tried these today, and are disappointed. Chewy and tasteless, and took twice as long to cook. Maybe we will try phyllo wrappers and a better quality cheese next time.
    Becky Hardin
    Oh darn, I'm so sorry to hear that! We loved them but maybe the flavor was due to the cheese chosen? Again so sorry you didn't love them. I hope you try other recipes in the future. Thanks for letting me know!
      Phyllis P
      Could you use Tortillas instead of eggroll wraps?
        Becky Hardin
        You could! The consistency would be a bit different but that would work :)
Karen
I want to try these but maybe try Monte Christ0 style. Spread a little raspberry jam inside and Sprinkle with powder sugar at the end.
    Becky Hardin
    WOW. That sounds amazing. Wish I would have thought of that in the first place! Thanks for saying hi!!
Kim
easy peasy and delicious! Anyone can make these. and everyone will enjoy them
Jamie
The cheese oozed everywhere but we really enjoyed these, even my 2.5 year old ate one!
    Becky Hardin
    I'm sorry the cheese got out! That can happen pretty easily. It took me a couple batches to master the rollup :) I'm glad you guys still loved them!
Jane E
I wonder if string cheese would work with these? They are the perfect shape.
Noel Stout
Hi, I am wondering if fresh mozzarella would work as well?
    Becky Hardin
    I think it would work but it might have too much moisture. I haven't tried it so I'm not sure. If you try it please let me know!
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