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Homemade Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks Recipe

Homemade Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks Recipe

Skip the Store, Bake More: Easy Homemade Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

Craving those irresistible cheesy garlic breadsticks from your favorite pizza place? Look no further! This recipe lets you create them at home in under 30 minutes, using minimal ingredients and delivering maximum flavor.

These homemade breadsticks are perfect for dipping into marinara sauce, or you can enjoy them on their own for a satisfying and flavorful snack. Plus, they're incredibly easy to make, requiring only one piece of store-bought pizza dough and a handful of pantry staples.

Ingredients:

  • The Shortcut Base:

    • 1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust - This pre-made dough saves you time and effort, allowing you to jump right into the flavor building.
  • The Garlicky Goodness:

    • 1 tablespoon butter, melted - Melted butter adds richness and helps the garlic adhere to the dough.
    • 1 clove garlic, finely minced - Freshly minced garlic is the star of the show, infusing the breadsticks with its pungent and aromatic flavor.
  • The Cheesy Trio:

    • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated - Melty mozzarella cheese adds a gooey and stretchy texture.
    • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese - Parmesan cheese adds a sharp and salty note that complements the mozzarella beautifully.
  • The Flavor Boosters:

    • 1 tablespoon dried basil - Dried basil adds a touch of Italian herb flavor to the breadsticks.
    • Salt & pepper to taste - A pinch of salt and pepper enhances the overall flavor profile.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat for Golden Perfection: Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius). This ensures the breadsticks bake evenly and achieve a beautiful golden brown color.

  2. Creating the Flavorful Garlic Butter: In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and finely minced garlic. This simple mixture will be brushed onto the dough for an explosion of garlicky goodness.

  3. Preparing the Dough for Flavor: Unroll the store-bought pizza dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This will prevent sticking and make cleanup a breeze.

  4. Brushing with Flavor: Using a pastry brush, spread the prepared garlic butter mixture evenly over the entire surface of the unrolled pizza dough.

  5. A Shower of Cheese and Seasonings: In a small bowl, combine the grated mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and dried basil. Sprinkle this cheesy and flavorful mixture evenly over the dough coated in garlic butter.

  6. Seasoning to Perfection: Season the top of the dough with a pinch of salt and pepper according to your taste.

  7. Cutting the Perfect Breadsticks: Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough lengthwise into 7 long strips. Then, cut the strips crosswise into 3 strips each, creating bite-sized breadsticks. Important Tip: Don't separate the strips yet!

  8. Baking to Crispy Perfection: Place the baking sheet with the prepared breadsticks into the preheated oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  9. The Final Cut and Serve: Once baked, carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven. Now, use your pizza cutter or knife to cut along each of the marked lines, separating the breadsticks completely.

  10. Dipping Delight (Optional): Serve the warm homemade cheesy garlic breadsticks immediately with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

Tips:

  • For an extra cheesy experience, sprinkle some additional cheese on top of the breadsticks before baking.
  • Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices to create your own flavor variations.

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