Quick Rise Cheesy Breadsticks

I love pizza and cheesy breadsticks, especially the deep dish kind, and Pizza Hut is kind of a guilty, every-once-in-a-while pleasure.  So I was excited to find this recipe online.  I altered it a bit to make these breadsticks:

What you need:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pkg (2 1/4 tsp) yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (divided)
  • 12 oz package of mozzarella cheese
  • Garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt & pepper (to taste)
What to do:
  1. Combine water, yeast, and sugar.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add salt and milk, plus 1 cup of flour.  Whisk until mixed thoroughly.  Add enough flour to make a thick dough
  3. Knead the dough until smooth.
  4. Roll the dough into the size and shape of your baking pan (I used a rimmed cookie sheet, about 13×9).
  5. Pour 1/4 cup butter in the bottom of the pan, placing the dough on top. Let rise for 15 minutes
  6. Spread remaining butter on the top of the dough (I add about 1/2 tsp garlic salt and/or Italian seasoning to mine), and add cheese.  Sprinkle with any additional seasonings.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 or until golden brown.

Enjoy :)

Cheesy Breadsticks


  1. Michelle says

    Found your recipe on We Are That Family WFMW. I made these that same day because I couldn’t wait to try them. Delicious and easy and did I say delicious?! A keeper for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jill says

    I’m pregnant right now and I’ve had serious cravings for anything ooey and gooey. These totally fit the bill! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Melissa says

    Mine have just come out of the oven!! They look and smell delicious! We’re having them with our homemade Pizza for dinner. Thank you for the recipe.

  4. Joanna says

    1/4 cup of melted butter seemed like a lot to put under the breadsticks. When they were baking (I put them in a 13 x 9 cookie sheet), lots of butter dripped over the sides and smoked up my kitchen. I would recommend either using less butter, or put the breadsticks in a pan with much higher sides to prevent spillover.

    • Crystal Brothers says

      So sorry that happened! I didn’t have any trouble with that, but thanks for sharing that for others to be aware.

    • Crystal Brothers says

      I would substitute water. You might also use whatever milk substitute you usually use (almond milk, etc.)

    • Crystal Brothers says

      You can score them, but I don’t cut them apart until after baking (like pizza hut does!). If you want completely separated breadsticks, though, you can separate them and place them apart on the pan and that would work too.

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