Baked Mozzarella Bites

33  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 18 min total
  • Makes 15 servings, 2 mozzarella bites (25 g) and 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) sauce each.


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Baked Mozzarella Bites Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (200 g) part-skim Mozzarella cheese
  • 60 Ritz 30% Less Fat Crackers
  • 1 cup pasta sauce

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 325°F.
  • Cut  cheese crosswise into 15 slices, then cut each slice crosswise in half.
  • Fill  crackers with cheese to make 30 sandwiches; place in 17x11-1/2x3/4-inch pan.
  • Bake  8 min. or until cheese begins to melt. Meanwhile, cook pasta sauce until heated through.
  • Serve  cracker sandwiches with sauce.

Recipe Tips

Special ExtraTop each cheese slice with a small fresh basil leaf before covering with remaining crackers.

Makeover - How We Did ItLove the great taste of fried mozzarella sticks? These baked cracker sandwiches taste just as good! And you'll save 30 calories and 6 grams of total fat, including 2 grams of saturated fat, per serving by preparing them with part-skim mozzarella cheese; and Ritz 30% Less Fat Crackers instead of the bread crumb, cheese and egg coating.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 15 servings, 2 mozzarella bites (25 g) and 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) sauce each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 110 
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Saturated fat 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Sodium 290 mg
  • Carbohydrate 11 g
  • Dietary fibre 1 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 2 %DV
  • Vitamin C 2 %DV
  • Calcium 10 %DV
  • Iron 6 %DV

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