Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

cheesy garlic breadsticks
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Cheesy, garlicky goodness.

These cheesy garlic breadsticks are so easy to make and they taste great. Once you make these at home, you won’t be ordering those greasy and over baked breadsticks you get at your neighborhood pizza joint. It’s as simple as rolling out the dough and adding some basic pantry seasonings. You won’t believe the flavors you get with such simple ingredients. The great thing about making these at home is you can add whichever herbs you want, and go as heavy on the garlic and cheese as you like. In our home, we do half and half. I add extra garlic to my side, and my husband gets extra cheese on his.

It’s a two in one recipe

For this recipe I use a half batch of my fool proof pizza dough. It has an unusual ingredient, but don’t knock it till you try it. It makes the biggest difference, and it’ll change your dough game forever. Make a batch of dough and use half for a delicious pizza and the other half to make these addictive cheesy garlic breadsticks. Pizza night sorted. Here are a couple delicious pizza recipes to try.

Chicken Tikka Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza

How to make cheesy garlic breadsticks

These are very easy to make. You start by shaping the dough, and I always go for a classic rectangle. Spread your butter mixture edge to edge. I add all the flavor to the butter so it sinks into the dough as it bakes. The last layer should be the cheese. I add a reasonable amount, but if you want a dramatic cheese pull you can definitely add more. Then you just bake and it’s ready in about 15 minutes. I slice them into thin strips and eat them on their own. You can always serve them with some marinara or ranch.

cheesy garlic breadsticks

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

These cheesy garlic breadsticks are so easy to make. These are cheesy, garlicky and way better than takeout!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4


  • Oven


  • 1/2 recipe pizza dough prepared
  • 1 1/4 cup mozzarella shredded

Butter mix

  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil


  • Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  • Roll out the prepared pizza dough in a rectangular shape about 1/2 an inch thick. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl add all the ingrdients listed under butter mix andmix to combine. Spread over the rolled out dough as evenly as possible. Spread over the shredded cheese. bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown.


Variations. If you want to replace the garlic powder for fresh garlic, use 1 crushed garlic clove.
You can also mix up the dried herbs. I’ve used thyme, rosemary and parsley as well. 
I love mozzarella for the cheese pull, but you can multiple chefs blends. Monterey Jack is great. Or a mix of cheddar and mozzarella. 
Baking. For the best bake, make sure the oven is preheated before you place your breadsticks in.  
Keyword Breadsticks, Cheesy, Garlic

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