Low Carb Keto Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce

Today I’m going to share a recipe for low carb and keto mozzarella sticks

and their trusty sidekick, marinara sauce (And it’s going to knock your low

carb socks off.)

They are much lower in carbohydrate too, because the cheese sticks are

breaded with a mixture of pork rinds and parmesan cheese. I based this

mozzarella stick recipe on a good one that I found on Baking Outside the

Box. And I used my Quick Low Carb Spaghetti Sauce for the

marinara. The result is a tasty low carb appetizer with 9g net carbs,

including the sauce.

So yes, mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce truly are a match made in low

carb heaven.

Prep Time: 15 Cook Time: 38 Total Time: 53 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Category: Appetizer

Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

Mozzarella Sticks

8 Mozzarella String Cheese Sticks, cut in half

1/2 cup grated Parmesan sprinkle cheese

1 1/2 cups whole pork rinds

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 egg

2 teaspoons water

cooking spray

Marinara Sauce

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup shallots or onions, minced

1 (15 oz) can of crushed tomatoes

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener

Instructions

1. Cover a small or regular sized cookie sheet with parchment paper and

make space for it in your freezer.

2. Pulse pork rinds in a food processor or high powered blender until they

are the consistency of bread crumbs. Add pork rinds, parmesan cheese, and

cheese stick spices to a medium sized shallow bowl and mix well. Beat

together the egg and water and add to another medium sized shallow bowl.

Cut each mozzarella stick in half.

3. Dip a cheese stick in egg wash, then roll it in crumbs. Put it back into the

egg wash and back into the crumbs. Place on the cookie sheet and repeat

with remaining cheese sticks.

4. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer and chill for 2 hours. As the cheese

sticks chill, you can make up the marinara sauce.

5. Heat olive oil in a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat.

6. Add garlic and onions and saute for 2 minutes until softened.

7. Add all the remaining sauce ingredients to the pan and simmer, partially

covered, for 30 minutes.

8. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Turn off the heat and set aside.

9. Once the cheese sticks have chilled, preheat oven to 500 degrees F and

bring the marinara sauce back to a simmer.

10. Spray cheese sticks with cooking spray.

11. Bake cheese sticks for 6-8 minutes until the coating is browned and the

cheese is melty.

12. Serve immediately with marinara sauce.

Nutrition

Serving Size: 4 cheese sticks plus 3 tablespoons marinara sauceCalories:

335Fat: 24Carbohydrates: 11Fiber: 2Protein: 25

source www.resolutioneats.com