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HOMEMADE CHEESY GARLIC BREADSTICKS

Cheesy Garlic Breadstick Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 (10 ounce) can prepared pizza crust
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preparing the Breadsticks

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Prepare the Garlic Butter: In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter and minced garlic. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the Dough: Unroll the pizza crust onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  4. Add the Garlic Butter: Brush the pizza crust evenly with the garlic butter mixture.

Adding Toppings and Baking

  1. Add Cheese and Seasoning: Sprinkle the grated mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, dried basil, salt, and pepper evenly over the dough.
  2. Cut the Dough: Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough lengthwise into 7 long strips and then crosswise into 3 strips, creating stick shapes. Do not separate the strips completely.
  3. Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the breadsticks are light golden brown.

Serving

  1. Recut and Serve: Once baked, recut along each strip to separate the breadsticks. Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping.

Tips for Perfect Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks:

  • For added flavor, sprinkle some extra parmesan cheese on top before baking.
  • Experiment with different cheeses like cheddar or provolone for a unique twist.
  • Ensure the dough is evenly rolled out to achieve uniform breadsticks.
  • Serve immediately for the best taste and texture.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Can I use homemade pizza dough instead of canned?

  • Yes, you can substitute homemade pizza dough for the canned variety. Ensure it is rolled out to a similar thickness.
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2. How can I store leftover breadsticks?

  • Store any leftover breadsticks in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes before serving to regain crispiness.

3. Can I freeze the unbaked breadstick dough?

  • Yes, you can freeze the unbaked dough after cutting it into stick shapes. Place the prepared dough on a baking sheet in the freezer until firm, then transfer to a freezer bag. Bake directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

4. What other dipping sauces go well with these breadsticks?

  • Besides marinara sauce, try ranch dressing, garlic aioli, or balsamic reduction for dipping.