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Homemade Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

Homemade Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

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There’s nothing quite like the irresistible aroma of freshly baked cheesy garlic breadsticks wafting through your kitchen. Perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or even a snack, these breadsticks are sure to please any crowd. They are simple to make and loaded with gooey cheese and garlic goodness. Follow this recipe to create your own homemade cheesy garlic breadsticks that will become a favorite in your household.

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Ingredients

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  • 1 refrigerated pizza crust
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Dough

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Roll out the refrigerated pizza crust on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a lightly greased baking pan.

Step 2: Add the Garlic Butter

  1. In a small bowl, mix the melted butter with the minced garlic.
  2. Brush the garlic butter evenly over the rolled-out pizza crust.

Step 3: Add the Cheese

  1. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the garlic butter layer.
  2. Next, sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese on top of the mozzarella.
  3. Season with dried basil, salt, and pepper to taste.

Step 4: Bake

  1. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven.
  2. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.

Step 5: Slice and Serve

  1. Remove the breadsticks from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  2. Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to slice the breadsticks into strips.
  3. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce, such as marinara or ranch.

Cooking Notes

  • Pizza Crust: For a crispier crust, pre-bake the pizza crust for 5 minutes before adding the garlic butter and cheese.
  • Cheese: Feel free to mix in other types of cheese such as cheddar or provolone for a different flavor profile.
  • Garlic: Freshly minced garlic provides the best flavor, but garlic powder can be used in a pinch.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Can I use homemade pizza dough instead of refrigerated pizza crust? A: Yes, homemade pizza dough works perfectly for this recipe. Just make sure to roll it out to the desired thickness.

Q: How do I store leftover breadsticks? A: Store leftover breadsticks in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or a toaster oven for best results.

Q: Can I freeze these breadsticks? A: Yes, you can freeze them. After baking, let them cool completely, then place them in a freezer-safe container. Reheat in the oven when ready to eat.

Q: What dipping sauces go well with cheesy garlic breadsticks? A: Marinara sauce, ranch dressing, and garlic aioli are all excellent choices for dipping.

Q: Can I add other toppings to these breadsticks? A: Absolutely! Try adding cooked bacon bits, sliced jalapeños, or even some crushed red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

Variations

Spicy Cheesy Breadsticks

  • Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the garlic butter mixture before spreading it on the dough.

Herb and Cheese Breadsticks

  • Mix in some dried oregano, thyme, and rosemary with the cheese for an herby twist.

Cheesy Bacon Breadsticks

  • Sprinkle cooked, crumbled bacon over the cheese before baking for an extra layer of flavor.

Keto Version

For a keto-friendly adaptation:

  • Use a low-carb pizza crust alternative such as a cauliflower crust or fathead dough.
  • Ensure the cheeses used are full-fat and free of added starches.

Low Carb Version

To reduce carbs:

  • Use a low-carb pizza crust or make your own using almond flour.
  • Avoid pre-packaged shredded cheeses that may contain added starches and instead shred your own.

Homemade Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks are a delicious and easy-to-make treat that is perfect for any occasion. With their gooey cheese, flavorful garlic, and crispy crust, these breadsticks will be a hit with your family and friends. Whether you serve them as an appetizer, side dish, or snack, they are sure to disappear quickly. Enjoy making and sharing this wonderful recipe, and don’t forget to experiment with different variations to keep things interesting!

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