Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks!

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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
5 from 15 votes
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Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 breadsticks
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Surprisingly quick and amazingly delicious! You won't believe you can make homemade breadsticks on a weeknight!


  • 1 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/8 cup cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 1/8 cup fresh parmesan cheese , shredded

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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine yeast, 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 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 degrees 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.

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
Keyword Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

Original post 07/2014.  Photo updated 06/2105

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