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Delicious and cheesy cheddar garlic breadsticks that are made with a quick and easy dough recipe! These will be in and out of the oven in no time and you won’t be able to stop eating them!
cheesy garlic sticks on a tray.

My boys love homemade pizza nights. In fact, they beg me to make it for them instead of ordering a pizza. But I really can’t complain. I absolutely love this dough recipe. It is so quick and easy and perfect for beginners. It only requires 20 minutes of rest time and it is in and out of the oven in no time at all!

And let’s be honest. A hot and cheesy right out of the oven homemade pizza is the best. My family absolutely loves it! But they also love cheesesticks as well. So I quickly made some of these cheesy cheddar garlic breadsticks and they instantly fell in love! These are so good that you can’t stop eating them. They go perfect with a pizza or even made a great appetizer! And because they are made with such a quick and easy dough, you have no excuse not to make them. You are going to love them as much as we did!

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Cheesy Cheddar Garlic Breadsticks

By: Alyssa Rivers
Delicious and cheesy cheddar garlic breadsticks that are made with a quick and easy dough recipe!  These will be in and out of the oven in no time and you won’t be able to stop eating them! 
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


Dough Recipe:

  • cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • cups flour
  • 1 tsp Salt

Garlic Cheddar Topping:


To make the dough:

  • Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast. Mix this until smooth and let it raise for 10 minutes. I used my kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook and it was so easy and worked great!
  • Roll the dough into a large rectangle on a large cookie sheet, or roll it out onto a 10 inch pizza pan about 1/4 inch thick. Let the dough rest for another 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt the butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Brush on top of the pizza dough. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, and parmesan. Top with chopped parsley.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven and cut into strips.


Calories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 14gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 548mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 545IUCalcium: 221mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. Would these freeze well? Need a cheese stick or bun to do ahead for putting in lunches.
    Thank you

    1. These will freeze but they do thaw a little harder and not taste as great as the breadsticks right out of the oven.

  2. Hi,

    Would like to try this recipe. But, I have two queries:

    1) Have you used instant yeast or dry active yeast? I’m asking this because when I bake bread, for the first rise, the dough takes at least 2 hours when I use dry active yeast.

    2) Have you used all-purpose refined flour in this recipe?

    Please answer and oblige. Thanks!


  3. I despise when I order pizza and cheese sticks to go along with it, and the cheese sticks are bland, and sprinkled with barely any cheese. Delivery pizza, take note, because THESE are what cheesy breadsticks should look like!