Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks stacked, with a basket of breadsticks in the background

Surprisingly quick and delicious, you will be surprised at how quickly you can whip up fresh from scratch breadsticks!  If you don’t want to make your own dough, these do work beautifully with frozen bread dough or rolls as well!

We love these in our house either as a snack or served alongside a pasta or lasagna dish!  If you don’t have the cheeses listed below, these work great with pretty much any cheese you have on hand!  This recipe can easily be doubled.

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Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks on parchment paper
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Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

Surprisingly quick and amazingly delicious! You won't believe you can make homemade breadsticks on a weeknight!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 breadsticks

Ingredients  

  • 1 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup warm water (110°F)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • cup fresh parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine yeast, ½ teaspoon sugar, and ¼ cup warm water in a small bowl. Set aside 5 minutes until foamy.
  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, water, sugar and salt. Add in the yeast mixture and gently stir. Add remaining flour and stir until completely combined.
  • Divide dough into 12 equal pieces and roll into breadsticks. Place on parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F while letting the dough rise (rise about 15 minutes).
  • In a small bowl, combine butter and minced garlic. Microwave 20 seconds or until butter is melted.
  • Brush butter mixture over breadsticks. Top with cheeses.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 141 | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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Original post 07/2014.  Photo updated 06/2105

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  1. I am making this right now but the recipe calls for 3 C. flour and in the instructions it says to use 2 C. flour so I’m going to eyeball the dough to see if it needs more flour. Also, can this dough be prepared a few hours ahead of time before baking? I won’t be baking it for another couple of hours but I like to prepare ahead of time. We love fresh bread and I bake it often so hopefully these will be a new family favorite! Thanks! :-)

    1. The remaining flour is added in the same step. Hope they were great!

      In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, water, sugar and salt. Add in the yeast mixture and gently stir. Add remaining flour and stir until completely combined.