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Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

With just 5 ingredients, you can make these mozzarella sticks in just 10 minutes. That’s it. It doesn’t get ANY easier than this!

Wonton Mozzarella Sticks - With just 5 ingredients, you can make these mozzarella sticks in just 10 minutes. That's it. It doesn't get ANY easier than this!

It’s 5:00PM on a Sunday night, 4 hours until the Breaking Bad series finale. I figured I should write today’s post before I watch it, when I’m level-headed and all, because I may just be in too much shock from the whole thing. This final season has just been absolutely crazy with too many jaw-dropping moments. I can barely sit still knowing that it’s the end today!

Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

But let’s talk about something else. Something more pleasant. Something that’ll keep me from sweating bullets for 85 minutes. Like these mozzarella sticks. Yes, crisp, fried wonton-wrapped mozzarella sticks. With warm, chunky marinara dipping sauce.

Wonton Mozzarella Sticks - With just 5 ingredients, you can make these mozzarella sticks in just 10 minutes. That's it. It doesn't get ANY easier than this!

These mozzarella sticks come together in just 10 minutes with only 3 main ingredientsstring cheese, wonton wrappers and marinara sauce. Feel free to use homemade or store-bought marinara sauce – whichever is easiest for you. We had chicken parmesan for dinner last night so we had a ton of marinara sauce to use up. Either way, these mozzarella sticks are so incredibly easy to make and absolutely perfect for game day, snacking or a dinner substitute!

Wonton Mozzarella Sticks - With just 5 ingredients, you can make these mozzarella sticks in just 10 minutes. That's it. It doesn't get ANY easier than this!

Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

With just 5 ingredients, you can make these mozzarella sticks in just 10 minutes. That’s it. It doesn’t get ANY easier than this!

5 minutes5 minutes


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 string cheese, halved
  • 8 wonton wrappers
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water.
  3. Working one at a time, brush wonton wrapper with egg wash; place string cheese in the center of each wrapper. Bring the bottom edge of the wrap tightly over the cheese, rolling from bottom to top until the top of the sheet is reached, being careful not to tear the wrapper. Repeat with remaining wrappers and string cheese.
  4. Add string cheese to the skillet and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Serve immediately with marinara sauce, if desired.

Adapted from Heather Likes Food.

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  1. There was a restaurant near me growing up that made these, but they had a layer of spinach between the cheese and wonton and it was amazing, even to a kid who didn’t want to eat vegetables.

    I was curious if you have ever tried baking them and how that turned out?

  2. Temperature and time to cook for baked?  Lovely, simple recipe.  Thank you.

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment.

  3. It’s a lot easier and less messy to use water to seal your wonton wrappers instead of egg and just as effective. Work smarter not harder! You’re welcome. 🙂

    • This is so rude! I’m sure there was a much better way you could have made this suggestion. Some people…I swear. Chunga thank you so much for your great recipes! 🙂

  4. Im going to try this recipe im so exited cant wait!

  5. Can I make these] ahead of time and warm in the oven before serving?

  6. Can you just spray lightly with Pam and bake in oven

  7. looks so good !
    wonton mozzarella sticks this weekend !

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  9. I tried this recipe and my cheese melted into the skillet 🙁 but they were still good. My sister suggested next time freezing the cheese strings before using them to make sure they don’t melt as fast in the skillet during cooking.

    • I recommend making sure there are no holes in the wonton wrappers – that can also cause the cheese to melt and out into the skillet. Hope that helps!

  10. Silly question but when you put the egg wash on the wrappers, then the cheese, does the egg wash end up on the outside or inside of the finished product?

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  12. These are FANTASTIC!!!

  13. I’ve been craving for yummy fried food since this morning. This is perfect 😉

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  15. My pregnant heart (and belly) NEED this. Midnight run for wontons?! LOL Thanks for sharing!

  16. Will you judge me if I tell you that I’m afraid of frying things? I’ve had bad experiences with hot oil. Do you think these would work if I baked them?

  17. Totally genius! I am totally making these for my husband this weekend – he will bow before me 🙂 Pinned!

  18. Beautiful pictures! I want to dive right into that sauce! Love this idea for cheese sticks and how quick they are!

  19. I just watched the finale! I binge watched all the seasons earlier this year on Netflix and just caught up with season 5. Insane. Now I need a new show!
    And some of these delicious cheesy sticks!

  20. Love these mozzarella sticks!!! They look crispy and gooey, stringy cheesy on the inside – which is just perfect!!!

  21. Did you fold all the corners in like you would an egg-roll? Or did you lay them straight and leave the ends open? Sounds delicious.

  22. Thank god you didn’t spoil the finale, we’re still on season 5. These mozz sticks look awesome, but then why wouldn’t they with a hand model like that? Nice work boyfriend.

    • I hope you finish Breaking Bad soon – with all this hype, I feel like the ending is going to come out sooner or later!

  23. I haven’t gotten into breaking bad (yet) but it’s next on our to-watch list! I foresee myself stress eating quite a few of these during those episodes!

  24. What a great idea! Also perfect for parties!
    Thank you for sharing!

  25. Great idea with the wrappers! Looks fabulous with the marinara sauce!

  26. I loved the finale! And I love these – I would love one right now!

  27. Did you watch the finale? I thought it was SO good. I was on pins and needles the whole season, too. 🙂 Wish I’d had some of these AMAZING-looking mozzarella sticks to accompany me last night!

  28. Oh man, I bet these taste absolutely amazing!! I can’t wait to taste these 🙂

  29. I hope the finale lived up to your expectations. I am probable the last person yet to see Breaking Bad but I’m about to fix that soon. I love how easy these are…what a great idea!!

  30. I swear I’m the only person on the PLANET who has never seen that show! Haha! But as for these babies? Well, you had me at cheese! 😉

  31. oh my! love love love mozzarella sticks! These look sooo good. Using the wanton wrappers looks so much better than bread crumbed. Beautiful photography!

  32. I’m a sucker for anything deep fried. YUM.

  33. Ummm, this is a genius idea! Definitely filing this away to make ASAP 🙂

  34. This is such a good idea! Love it 🙂

  35. These look incredible, such a crowd pleaser too!

  36. I am another one of those few that hasn’t watched Breaking Bad. I seriously need to watch it, at least the reruns lol. And I seriously need to make these mozzarella sticks!

  37. Now these are on my list for this week! Yummo!

  38. They look fantastic.

  39. I am such a sucker for mozzarella sticks. And wrapped in a wonton shell? Oh my. This sounds better than perfect to me!

  40. oh yum! fried or baked cheese is always welcome at my place.

  41. I love the idea of the crunchy wonton and the melty cheese inside! Must have these soon!!!

  42. No Stephanie I haven’t watched it either LOL

    These look great – but I’m guessing it should be four string cheese, halved?

    Gotta pick up some wonton skins . . . yum!

  43. I haven’t watched Breaking Bad yet. I might be the only person left on earth. We are going to watch it as soon we finish re-watching Desperate Housewives, lol.

    These are such a great idea!! And as always, love the photos!

    • I have watched Breaking Bad over the Summer, and then to clear my mind from drugs and violence, I have started The West Wing series. Have been amazed at how contemporary and relative it is to our world today. We should have elected Jed Bartlett as president instead of Obama.