The BEST and EASIEST Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks! You'll never order take-out again! | Tastes Better From Scratch
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Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

The BEST and EASIEST Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks have a simple garlic topping and taste even better than take-out!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Rest1 hr 5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 small slices
Calories: 47kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


For the dough:

  • 1 1/8 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups bread flour (bread flour works best, but all purpose works fine)

For the cheesy garlic topping:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • marinara pasta sauce , for dipping, if desired


  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer combine 1/2 cup of the warm water with the sugar and yeast. Stir to combine and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup warm water, and the olive oil, salt and vinegar.
  • Begin mixing on medium-low speed and gradually add the flour --knead for about 6 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic (it should be sticky, but not so sticky that it sticks to your clean fingertip. Mine is usually ready with 1 1/2 cups flour) Cover the bowl with a dry towel and allow to rest in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F with a pizza stone inside or upside down cookie sheet inside.
  • Mix melted butter and garlic in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Gently punch the dough down. Place a large piece of parchment paper on your counter and use your hands (or a rolling pin, but it’s easier with your hands) to spread the dough into a rectangle about 1/3 inch thick.
  • Spread the butter and garlic mixture evenly over dough, all the way to the edges. Top with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
  • Transfer the dough (still on the parchment paper), gently onto the hot pizza stone in your oven.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Serve with marina sauce for dipping.


Calories: 47kcal | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 8mg | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 74mg