Cheese Breadsticks

  • Cheese Breadsticks make the perfect side for Italian night! Easy homemade pizza dough brushed with butter, topped with garlic and herbs, and lots of cheese!

    If you are trying to dine in a little more then these cheese breadsticks are a must!! They go perfectly with this Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza or this Creamy Tuscan Chicken.

    Close up of cheese breadsticks.

    I don’t know about you but I think it’s hard to beat gooey melty cheese. Especially gooey melty cheese on top of bread! *SWOON* #carbsforlife

    Well, maybe it can be beat when dunked into some extra pizza sauce.

    I mean, pretty much no other food matters, right?!

    Ingredients for breadsticks.


    • Pizza Dough: Use homemade or store bought. This recipe calls for 1 pound of dough.
    • Butter
    • Garlic Powder, Oregano, Basil: You could also substitute Italian seasoning for the oregano and basil if you prefer.
    • Salt: Just a little bit… me it adds so much flavor. If you are using salted butter you can omit this. I don’t buy salted butter because I like to control the amount of salt I add to food.
    • Cheese: I am using mozzarella and parmesan. But feel free to use any great melting cheese.
    Showing the steps to make breadsticks.
    Cheese Breadsticks ready to go into the oven.

    Easy as 1..2..3

    1. Shape the breadsticks. You can use a rolling pin or stretch the dough by hand. If you need a little help stretching your dough watch this video on How to Stretch Pizza Dough. I’ll be honest I don’t toss the dough in the air. I stop before that point and use it and it has always turned out fine.
    2. Top with butter, garlic, cheese, and herbs!
    3. Bake! I like to bake mine on a baking stone but you can also use a cookie sheet or this pizza pan.
    Dunking a breadstick into pizza sauce.
    Top down of cheese breadsticks fresh from the oven.

    Have an Italian night in with these Cheese Breadsticks!

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    Close up of cheese breadsticks.
    Cheese Breadsticks
    Prep Time
    1 hr 15 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 30 mins

    Cheese Breadsticks make the perfect side for Italian night! Easy homemade pizza dough brushed with butter, topped with garlic and herbs, and lots of cheese!

    Course: Appetizer, Bread
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: homemade cheese breadsticks
    Servings: 16 breadsticks
    Calories: 193 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    • 1 pound (550g) pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 cups (225g) shredded mozzarella cheese
    • cup (40g) grated Parmesan cheese
    • ½ teaspoon dried basil
    • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
    • ¼ teaspoon salt, optional
    1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, pizza stone or pizza pan, set aside.

    2. Roll or stretch the dough into a 12×10" rectangle. (Don't worry about this being perfect)

    3. Combine the melted butter and garlic powder. Brush over the shaped dough. Top with cheeses, herbs, and salt. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.

    4. Slice into breadsticks and serve with pizza sauce if desired.

    Recipe Notes
    1. If you are using a pizza stone: Preheat the stone while making the pizza. Be sure to make your pizza on a peel or a piece of parchment paper. Slide the pizza off the peel and on to the stone or transfer the pizza parchment paper and all on to the hot stone. 
    2. Nutrition facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
    Nutrition Facts
    Cheese Breadsticks
    Amount Per Serving (1 breadstick)
    Calories 193 Calories from Fat 90
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 10g15%
    Saturated Fat 6g38%
    Cholesterol 31mg10%
    Sodium 515mg22%
    Potassium 31mg1%
    Carbohydrates 15g5%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 11g22%
    Vitamin A 286IU6%
    Calcium 205mg21%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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