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Easy Cheesy Breadsticks


Here at Practically Homemade, I have some really fabulous one rise bread recipes.  The thing is that sometimes…even just having the time for that can be a challenge.  There are days when I would like to add some yummy bread to our meal but I want it on the table in about 20 minutes.  It is times like this when I turn to the refrigerated section of the grocery store.  Using refrigerated crescent or pizza dough is always a fabulous place to start.  Today I have taken a tube of pizza dough and turned it into Easy Cheesy Breadsticks that everyone will go crazy for.

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I love this simple recipe for many reasons.  Obviously, it is easy to make and my family loves it.  More importantly, it can be customized with different cheeses and spices.  I have made it with shredded cheddar and they were so good.  

Using Refrigerated Pizza Dough to make Easy Cheesy Breadsticks

Start by unrolling the pizza dough out onto a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Melt butter in the microwave, then add garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

Spread butter mixture over the top of the pizza dough.  I used a brush but you could use the back of a spoon.

Add the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the top of the butter mixture.

Followed by the Parmesan cheese.

It is important to cut the breadsticks before you bake them.  If you cut down the middle, then you can cut the other way to make your twelve sticks.  I actually made a lot more than that on this batch but I prefer the larger sticks.

Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees and you not only get a great golden crust but the cheese is perfectly melted.

You may need to go over the cuts you made before you baked the breadsticks one more time, to ensure they pull apart nicely.

The dough rises a little bit but not much, leaving the inside super soft.  I love to serve them with Meatball & Mozzarella Skillet or Chicken Parm Ravioli Bake but they would go great with anything.  Honestly, they are perfect on their own with a side of marinara.  I guess what I am trying to say is…make these bad boys and you will be happy you did.

Easy Cheesy Breadsticks

Super simple breadsticks that are made with refrigerated pizza dough but taken to the next level with flavored butter and melted cheeses.
Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
5 from 4 votes
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  • 1 13.8 tube pizza dough
  • 2-3 tbsp butter {melted}
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Unroll pizza dough onto a greased cookie sheet.  Combine melted butter, garlic powder and Italian seasoning in a small bowl.  Cover top of dough with butter mixture.  A brush works well but if you don't have one then the back of a spoon works too.  Top butter with shredded mozzarella cheese, followed by Parmesan cheese.  Before baking, cut into 12 sticks.  Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the cheese is completely melted.  You may have to go over the cut lines one more time to break the melted cheese.  Serve warm.  Store at room temperature in an air tight container.


  • Customize the cheese with whatever you have on hand.
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