8 Unexpected Mozzarella Stick Recipes

Mozzarella sticks are game changing in-and-of-themselves. Fried cheese in stick form, what’s not to be impressed with?

Over the years, we’ve had the Earthly privilege of witnessing groundbreaking innovation on the Mozzarella Stick front, and we’d like to highlight the top eight that Foodbeast’s have ever conjured up:

Bacon-Covered Mozzarella Sticks

It’s not crazy that food blogger Natasha Rodgers covered her mozz sticks with bacon, but it’s that she decided to use crumbs to sell the purists on a texture. From a distance, they maintain traditional mozzarella stick silhouettes, but when you get close, you get to dive into bite-after-bite of crunchy cheese and bacon bits. No wonder the video we posted of her creation received over a million plays in a few days.

Cheetos-Crusted Fried Mozzarella Sticks


It’s amazing what you can do with a bag of Hot Cheetos, panko bread crumbs, Tabasco, some eggs and a brick of mozzarella. The folks from food blog The Glut Life were of the first create these things, and they have an incredible simple recipe for these ass-fire inducing delights.


Chicken Cheese Sticks

Sneakerhead-turned-Foodbeast Peep My Sneaks created a mashup he calls Chicken Cheese Sticks by using ground chicken to encase a piece of string cheese, coating it in batter and creating the ultimate Cheese Stick + Chicken Finger hybrid.

Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Sticks

Bacon-fried Mozzarella Sticks? Decadent, greasy, cheesy, and best of all…EASY. This crazy invention was first spotted in early 2015, and has since spawned an Internet gallery’s worth of mozzarella stick jump offs (I mean look at this list for example).

Doritos-crusted Mozzarella Sticks

“When combined together in your mouth, you basically get the sensation of crispy Doritos and creamy cheese, with a kick.” — Pat Sheldon.

Pesto-filled Mozzarella Sticks

Josh Elkin, former Epic Meal Time chef and current food hacker and genius, has stuffed mozzarella sticks with PESTO. Yes, with PESTO.

Mozzarella Shot Glasses

Imagine a mozzarella stick in the shape of a shot glass and filled with the marinara sauce. We live in beautiful times my friends. BEAUTIFUL times.

Mozzarella Stick Burger Buns

The dudes behind Orange County-based burger chain GD Bro Burger took the latter part of 2015 to introduce a burger bun made entirely of mozzarella sticks. Sounds messy, but indeed it stays together better than you’d think — it also tastes amazing.


CHICKEN CHEESE STICKS Are The Bastard Child Of Mozzarella Sticks And Chicken Fries

Food blogger and well known sneaker head Peep My Sneaks is hot off his Pizza Goldfish creation and continues his furious streak of banger after banger of crazy food mashups with what he’s calling Chicken Cheese Sticks. If mozzarella sticks and chicken fingers had a baby, they’d be these incredible delicious sexpots.

Seriously, just look at these food boner jams.

Just look at ’em:



Here’s the recipe, and here’s a sexy making-of video:


TGI Friday’s Replaces Woman With Mozzarella Stick In Viral Catcalling Video

Rob Bliss is at it again.

Creator of the controversial catcalling video and the inconsequential makeover of a homeless veteran, Bliss is the reigning champion of viral video marketing. It’s no surprise that major fast casual chain TGI Friday’s reached out to him to promote their newly priced Endless Appetizers.

The resulting video, entitled “#AppCalling,” draws from Bliss’ catcall awareness fame.

While this video is clearly tongue-in-cheek, appropriately objectifying an object, the superimposition of a mozzarella stick where most of the Internet knows a female once walked pulls the brand back into dangerous territory.

By turning a woman into an appetizer, the video manages to literally objectify her while trivializing the highly prevalent and sensitive issue of street harassment.

But you can order as many different appetizers you want for $12, so I guess it’s OK.

Fast Food

SPOTTED: McDonald’s Mozzarella and Pesto Bites


It seems like other countries always release cooler McDonald’s menu items than we do here in the United States. Whether it’s the McChurros at McDonald’s Japan, or McDonald’s China’s Sausage Double Beef Burger, it feels like McDonald’s here in the U.S. is always behind in the game.

Now we get to gawk at the Mozzarella and Pesto Bites that have been spotted in Romania.

Travel writer Michael W. fancies himself in trying different food outside of the United States and snapped some shots of the cheese balls in McDonald’s Romania. An order of four bites comes out to 5.5 Romanian lei, or about $1.60 in U.S. currency. That means they come out to about $.40 per ball.

We saw fried cheesy goodness from McDonald’s earlier this year when the McMozarella sticks and McMarinera sauce was tested in the UK, but these balls are a little fancier.

It’s cool that we’re getting free coffee at McDonald’s here in the U.S., but it’s still time for Ronald to step up his game.

H/T + PicThx Michael W. Travels

Fast Food

White Castle Now Testing Marinara Pizza Sliders Topped With Pepperoni and Mozzarella


Pizza and White Castle — two things that taste great on their own, but absolutely orgasmic when you’ve got the drunchies. Now, the east coast’s best little slider stand wants to make it so you’ll never have to choose between them again.

Available for a limited time is a new series of Italian-inspired White Castle sliders — “Italian” meaning topped with a swath of marinara and slice of mozzarella. There’s the Crispy Chicken Italiano, Grilled Chicken Italiano, and the Pizza, which features a square beef patty topped with pepperoni, and, yeah, marinara and mozzarella.


Why WC’s caught the Italian fever all of a sudden is anyone’s guess, but we’re going to assume it’s vampires until further notice. Side of garlic anyone?

H/T + PicThx Grubgrade

Fast Food

McDonald’s Testing McMozzarella Sticks with McMarinara Sauce


We’re not sure how to feel about this, but it seems at least one McDonald’s location in New Jersey is testing a box of three piece mozzarella sticks for a dollar. Gettin’ crazy up in here.

Previously criticized by its own COO Tim Fenton for “overcomplicating” its menu, McDonald’s introducing yet another non-burger item even in test markets may look like a strange move. According to the interwebs, however, mozzarella sticks were previously available at McDonald’s locations in the UK, so they’re not a totally foreign concept.

The new sticks were recently spotted by Grubgrade reader, complete with marinara sauce and a handy sticker letting you know how many pieces were inside. No word yet on what other locations the breaded cheese tubes might be available at, but as long as they don’t plan on calling them McMozarella sticks, we’re not complaining.


Doritos Crusted Mozzarella Sticks Are The Ultimate Superbowl Snack


Doritos are trying to take over the junk food game. From tacos to chicken strips these popular chips are making their way through our favorite fatty foods, but now they’re looking to up the ante with mozzarella sticks…and we are totally down with it.

Imagine if you will taking your favorite cheese stick, coating it in crushed up Doritos, then deep frying the shiz outta that sucker. Yeah, it’s that cheese on cheese action we like.

Creator Pat Sheldon describes the taste of her recipe as some sort of amazing, “When combined together in your mouth, you basically get the sensation of crispy Doritos and creamy cheese with a kick.”

We’re already thinking of ways to use Cool Ranch Doritos with pepperjack cheese or maybe sharp cheddar with rolled in some Flame-ass  Flamas Doritos.

For the full recipe on how to make yourself some Doritostix head on over to Instructables.

H/T + PicThx That’s Nerdalicious


McRib With Bacon and Mozzarella Sticks

It’s the season of customizing McDonald’s McRib sandwiches, and surprisingly, we haven’t seen one yet that involves bacon or deep-fried anything. Thankfully, our friend Mirko has stepped up to the plate and customized his McRib with extra crispy bacon and an entire layer of oozing deep-fried mozzarella sticks. This actually looks quite fabulous. Thanks for the idea: