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Grilled cheese sticks

Total Time
15 min
5 min
10 min
This easy snack combines the best elements of a grilled cheese sandwich and mozzarella cheese sticks—namely toasty bread, gooey cheese, and marinara for dunking. Go as light or as heavy as you’d like on the garlic powder.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Reduced-calorie multigrain bread

4 slice(s), very thin

Garlic powder

¼ tsp, or to taste

Light mozzarella string cheese

4 stick(s)

Store-bought marinara sauce

¼ cup(s), warmed


  1. On a cutting board or work surface, roll each bread slice into a thin, slightly larger piece. Sprinkle the garlic powder evenly over the bread. Arrange 1 cheese stick on each bread slice and roll the bread around the cheese.
  2. Preheat an air fryer, if necessary, to 390°F to 400°F. Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray and arrange the bread-cheese sticks in the basket, seam side down; coat the bread with cooking spray. Air-fry until the bread is toasted and the cheese melts, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce.
  3. Serving size: 1 cheese stick and 1 tbsp sauce