The Best Cheesy Breadsticks (Pizza Dough)


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Cheesy Pizza Dough Breadsticks are the perfect snack or side! Pizza dough is brushed with melted butter and topped with 3 kinds of cheese before being baked till browned & bubbly. Try serving them alongside your favorite pasta recipe, like spaghetti carbonara or Baked Ziti

If you’re looking to make this as an appetizer or snack dip it into leftover meaty spaghetti sauce!

Cheesy breadsticks cut into sticks on a cutting board, sprinkled with parsley.

These easy cheesy breadsticks are a fun recipe that even the kids can join in on!  Let them create their own shapes…maybe their initials? How fun!

How to Make Cheesy Breadsticks

This breadstick recipe uses prepared raw pizza dough, or you can try this no fail pizza dough recipe. Even a quick can of Pillsbury Pizza Dough will do in a pinch.

  1. Prep: Grease a 12-inch pizza pan and roll the dough out to fit it.
  2. Make: Melt butter and spices and brush over the pizza dough. Top with all the cheeses!
  3. Bake:  Bake until cooked and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Once removed from oven, sprinkle on fresh or dried parsley and slice using a pizza wheel. Then serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

An overhead shot of a prepped unbaked cheesy breadstick pizza.

We like dipping these into an easy marinara sauce or even our favorite buttermilk ranch dip.

What Goes With Cheesy Breadsticks

Anything! They make a tasty substitute for homemade garlic bread or biscuits. They’re perfect served with pasta or

When it’s soup or salad night, you’ll be reaching for this cheesy garlic breadsticks recipe again and again… it’s just that easy to make!

Baked cheesy breadsticks before being cut into sticks.

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The Best Cheesy Bread Sticks

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
These are perfect served as a snack or even alongside pasta! Don’t count on any leftovers because I’m pretty sure there won’t be any!

Ingredients

  • Prepared raw pizza dough (my No-Fail Pizza Dough works well for this!) or 1 can of Pillsbury Pizza Dough
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried)

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Roll dough out to fit the pizza pan and place on a greased 12" pizza pan.
  3. Place butter, garlic and italian seasoning in a small bowl. Microwave about 15 seconds or until melted.
  4. Brush butter over pizza dough. Top with cheeses and parsley.
  5. Bake 12-16 minutes or until cooked through and cheese is browned and bubbly.
  6. Serve with your favorite tomato sauce for dipping.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 132, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 315mg, Potassium: 29mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 9g, Vitamin A: 450%, Vitamin C: 1.1%, Calcium: 305%, Iron: 0.3%

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

Keyword Bread Sticks, Cheesy Bread Stick

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Breadsticks served on a wooden board and garnished with parsley

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