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Mozzarella Egg Rolls

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If you are a cheese lover, you would want to have cheese for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Now, the best thing about cheese is that it goes perfectly well with anything. You can find hundreds of recipes regarding cheese, but when it comes to snacks, the options might seem a bit narrow.

A Variation on a Delicious Classic Appetizer

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of cheese and snacks is the mozzarella stick. We all know how to make them and love them. These are probably the most delicious comfort food you can think of besides fried chicken of course. However, you might be looking for variations in the recipe.

Delicious Variations of Classic Mozzarella Egg Rolls

As a passionate cook and food lover, I’m always looking for ways to add a twist to my favorite recipes. When it comes to my beloved Mozzarella Egg Rolls, the possibilities for variation are endless.

One of the easiest ways to switch things up is by experimenting with different types of cheese. While mozzarella is my go-to for its incredible meltiness and mild flavor, there’s no reason you can’t try others. How about a sharp cheddar for a more intense flavor, or a creamy brie for a touch of luxury?

But why stop at cheese? There are so many additional ingredients you can incorporate into your egg rolls. Imagine adding some finely chopped jalapenos for a spicy kick, or perhaps some sautéed mushrooms for an earthy flavor. You could even add some crispy bacon bits for an extra layer of texture and taste.

Remember, cooking is all about creativity and personal preference. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make the recipe your own. After all, the best dishes are often born from a bit of culinary adventure!

Pairing Suggestions for Mozzarella Egg Rolls

When it comes to enjoying my Mozzarella Egg Rolls, I believe that the right pairing can elevate the experience to a whole new level. Here are some of my favorite combinations that I’d love to share with you.

  1. Dipping Sauces: While marinara sauce is a classic choice, don’t hesitate to explore other options. A tangy barbecue sauce can add a smoky sweetness, while a creamy ranch or blue cheese dressing can provide a cool contrast to the hot, crispy egg rolls. For a spicy kick, try a sriracha mayo or a homemade salsa.
  2. Beverages: A cold, crisp beer is my go-to drink with these egg rolls. The carbonation and bitterness of the beer balance out the richness of the cheese. If you prefer wine, a light and fruity white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot Grigio can work wonderfully. For non-alcoholic options, iced tea or a lemonade can be quite refreshing.
  3. Side Dishes: If you’re serving these egg rolls as a part of a larger meal, consider sides that complement the rich cheese and crispy exterior. A fresh salad with a tangy vinaigrette, a bowl of creamy soup, or even some grilled vegetables would pair nicely.
  4. Desserts: To finish off your meal on a sweet note, consider desserts that are light and refreshing. A fruit salad, a scoop of sorbet, or a lemon tart would be a great way to cleanse the palate after the rich egg rolls.

Remember, these are just suggestions. The best pairings are often the ones that suit your personal taste. So feel free to experiment and discover your own perfect pairings!

Mozzarella Egg Rolls

I have been thinking a lot about the mozzarella sticks. I have been thinking about it even when I am eating something else. That’s how much I love them. So, as I have eating Chinese egg rolls at a restaurant, it suddenly occurred to me what if I replace the filling with cheese?

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Mozzarella Egg Rolls

  • Author: Cher
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Cheesy and stringy mozzarella cheese egg roles take a variation on the egg rolls. The cheesiness of the mozzarella along with the crunch of the egg roll brings new dimensions in terms of texture. Serve it with marinara sauce to complete the whole experience.



8 string cheese sticks

4 egg roll wraps

Canola oil, for frying


  1. Firstly, cut the egg roll wraps into half.
  2. Place a piece of string cheese on the egg roll wrap’s edge. Fold its sides and roll it tightly. Apply water with a brush or finger to ensure the wrap is sealed properly.
  3. Pour oil into a deep pan and place it on medium heat.
  4. Once the oil is heated, drop the egg rolls one by one into the hot oil.
  5. Fry until it gets a golden-brown color.

For serving:

Serve these mozzarella egg rolls with marinara sauce or any other dip if your choice.


Make sure the cheese sticks are hard otherwise it will be difficult to wrap them. You can place them in the freezer before rolling them.

You can freeze these cheese rolls for up to a month.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins

As soon as I got home, I went straight into the kitchen. I took out egg roll sheets, wrapped them around the mozzarella sticks, and deep-fried them instantly. That’s all it took. And the end result was just one word i.e., delicious. It was heavenly.

You won’t get any snack recipe simpler than this. Above all, you don’t need to add any seasonings. The flavor of mozzarella bursts through the egg roll and gives you a satisfying string as well. Who needs plain old mozzarella sticks when you have delicious mozzarella egg rolls!

Cooking Tips for Perfect Mozzarella Egg Rolls

  1. Cheese Selection: While string cheese is convenient and works well, you can also experiment with other types of mozzarella. Fresh mozzarella can give a creamier texture, but be aware it may also be more prone to leaking.
  2. Sealing the Rolls: To prevent the cheese from oozing out during frying, make sure to seal the egg roll wraps properly. You can do this by applying water with a brush or your finger along the edges of the wrap before rolling.
  3. Frying Temperature: The oil should be hot enough to sizzle when you add the egg rolls, but not so hot that it smokes or burns the rolls. A medium heat is usually best. If you’re unsure, you can test the oil with a small piece of bread. If it turns golden brown in about 30 seconds, the oil is ready.
  4. Avoid Overcrowding: When frying the egg rolls, don’t overcrowd the pan. This can lower the oil’s temperature and result in soggy, greasy egg rolls. Fry in batches if necessary.
  5. Draining Excess Oil: After frying, place the egg rolls on a wire rack over a baking sheet or on paper towels. This helps to drain any excess oil and keeps the egg rolls crispy.
  6. Freezing: If you want to prepare the egg rolls in advance, you can freeze them before frying. Just make sure to freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet before transferring to a freezer bag. This prevents them from sticking together. When you’re ready to eat, you can fry them straight from the freezer, just add a couple of extra minutes to the cooking time.
  7. Serving: Serve the egg rolls while they’re hot to enjoy the gooey, melted cheese. But be careful, the cheese can be very hot right out of the fryer!

Remember, the key to great cooking is practice. Don’t be discouraged if your first batch isn’t perfect. With these tips, each batch of Mozzarella Egg Rolls will be better than the last!

Mozzarella Egg Roll FAQs:

What type of cheese can I use for this recipe?

A: This recipe uses string cheese sticks, but you can experiment with other types of cheese as per your preference.

Can I prepare these egg rolls in advance?

A: Yes, you can prepare and freeze these egg rolls for up to a month.

What can I serve with these Mozzarella Egg Rolls?

A: These egg rolls pair well with marinara sauce, but you can also try other dipping sauces like ranch or barbecue sauce.

How can I ensure the cheese doesn’t leak out while frying?

A: Make sure to seal the egg roll wraps properly by applying water with a brush or finger.

The cheese sticks are soft and difficult to wrap. What can I do?

A: If the cheese sticks are soft, you can place them in the freezer before rolling them.

Can I bake these egg rolls instead of frying?

A: This recipe recommends frying for a golden-brown color and crunchy texture. However, you can try baking them at a high temperature, but the texture might be different.

Try this super simple and utterly delicious recipe at home, and you will get addicted to it!

Chef Testimonial

While not the exact recipe, here is a recipe from Giada De Laurentiisthat you just know will be amazing. The renowned chef has a recipe for Crispy Salami and Cheese Egg Rolls on the Food Network. She uses salami and string cheese with a pinch of oregano for the filling. The recipe has received a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating from reviewers.

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