Easy Cheese Sticks

Make this appetizer favorite at home! The crispy, golden brown outside holds rich, gooey melted cheese.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

1
lb Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Swiss or mozzarella cheese, cut into 3x1/2-inch sticks
Vegetable oil
1
cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1
teaspoon paprika
1/2
cup milk
1
egg
Marinara sauce, if desired

  • 1 Place cheese sticks on tray; freeze at least 1 hour.
  • 2 Heat 2 inches of oil to 375ºF in large heavy saucapan or follow manufacturer's direction on deep fryer. Beat Bisquick mix, paprika, milk and egg until smooth. Dip cheese, 1 stick at a time, into batter, covering cheese completely.
  • 3 Fry 8 to 10 sticks at a time 1 to 2 minutes, turning carefully, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with marinara sauce.

Expert Tips

Take a dip! Serve cheese sticks with salsa, spaghetti or pizza sauces--they’re perfect for dipping.

Freezing the cheese first allows the outside to get crispy before the cheese starts to melt.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
135mg
135%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.