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Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks: Irresistibly Gooey and Flavorful

If you’re a fan of cheesy garlic bread and crave that irresistible combination of warm, buttery dough, aromatic garlic, and gooey melted cheese, then these Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks are sure to become a household favorite. Perfect for serving as an appetizer, snack, or alongside your favorite pasta dishes, these breadsticks are a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone reaching for more.

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Ingredients:

For the Breadsticks:

  • 1 pound pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

For the Cheesy Topping:

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

1. Preheat Your Oven

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.

2. Roll Out the Dough

  • On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough into a rectangular shape, approximately 12×18 inches.

3. Prepare the Garlic Butter

  • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and minced garlic. Mix well.

4. Brush with Garlic Butter

  • Brush the entire surface of the rolled-out dough with the garlic butter mixture, ensuring it’s evenly distributed.

5. Add Parmesan Cheese

  • Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese evenly over the garlic butter-coated dough.

6. Add Mozzarella Cheese

  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the Parmesan cheese. Make sure to cover the entire surface.

7. Roll and Cut

  • Starting from one of the longer sides of the rectangle, carefully roll the dough into a log. Once rolled, pinch the seam to seal it.
  • Using a sharp knife or a piece of dental floss, slice the log into approximately 12 equal-sized pieces.

8. Arrange on Baking Sheet

  • Place each breadstick onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving a bit of space between them to allow for rising.

9. Bake

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the breadsticks are golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.

10. Garnish and Serve

  • Remove the breadsticks from the oven and immediately sprinkle them with finely chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and flavor.

11. Serve Warm

  • Serve your Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks while they’re still warm. They’re delicious on their own or with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

Cook’s Tips:

  • Feel free to customize your breadsticks by adding toppings like sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, or cooked and crumbled bacon before rolling them up.
  • For an extra kick of flavor, you can sprinkle some crushed red pepper flakes over the cheese before rolling the dough.

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks Variation:

Stuffed Breadsticks:

If you want to take your breadsticks to the next level, try stuffing them with ingredients like pepperoni slices, cooked sausage, or sautéed spinach and mushrooms before rolling and baking. These stuffed breadsticks are a delightful surprise for your taste buds.

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Enjoy your Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks as a delightful appetizer, snack, or side dish. The combination of rich, savory flavors and gooey melted cheese will make these a hit with your family and friends, whether you’re serving them at a casual get-together or alongside your favorite Italian dinner.

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