How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe.

Cheese Breadsticks

Years ago, I used to work at a local convenience store that made some fresh baked goods. One thing that the store would bake was cheese breadsticks. I loved working in the back and making these breadsticks. The aroma of fresh baked breadsticks throughout the store was amazing and they would sell so easily. To this day, any time I am in a store or bakery that sells fresh cheese breadsticks, I just have to buy one!

There is no need to go to a bakery to get fresh cheese breadsticks. With this recipe, you can bake them fresh right at home. These breadsticks are cheesy and crusty on the outside while also being soft and fluffy in the middle. This recipe is super easy and will make 12 cheese breadsticks.

How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe.

This recipe will make 12 cheese breadsticks. They are ideal for an after school snack, to eat while watching the game, or just to have available in the kitchen for any time someone in the family gets a little hungry. These are also awesome for an on the go snack, whether it is while driving on a road trip, a picnic or something else.

How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe.

The first part of making breadsticks is preparing the dough. In the past, I have used bagged frozen pizza dough that I purchased from the supermarket. While that worked fine, I have since been making my own bread dough and I find that both the taste and texture of the breadsticks are far superior.

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How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe.

After the dough has risen and doubled in size, punch it down and knead it with your hands for 30-60 seconds. Divide the dough into 12 equal sized portions.

Take one portion of the dough and roll it into a breadstick shape that is 12-14 inches long. Lightly brush it all over with water.

How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe.

Roll the breadstick dough in grated cheddar cheese. The first couple times I made these breadsticks, I did not brush them with water before rolling them in the cheese and the grated cheese would not stick to the dough. Brushing them with water lightly works great to get the cheese to stick to the outside of the breadstick. 

How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe.

Place the rolled breadsticks on a baking sheet or stone. With the remaining dough, make 11 more breadsticks and place them side by side, about 1 inch apart.

How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe.

Bake the cheese breadsticks in a 425F oven for 15-18 minutes. The breadsticks should be just starting to brown and the cheese bubbling.

How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe.

Take the breadsticks out of the oven and let them rest a few minutes before serving. These breadsticks are so delicious and definitely best served warm. We also enjoy dipping them in pizza sauce. So good!!

How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe.

How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe. A basic rustic yeast bread dough is used as a base for this recipe and rolled in cheddar cheese.
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Cheese Breadsticks

How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe. A basic rustic yeast bread dough is used as a base for this recipe and rolled in cheddar cheese.
Course Bread
Cuisine Appetizer
Keyword breadsticks, Cheddar Cheese, Yeast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rising time 2 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 breadsticks
Author Steve Cylka

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1 cup water 95-105F
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp water for brushing

Instructions

  • Stir to dissolve the yeast in a bowl with the warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Stir the salt and sugar with the flour and dump into a stand mixer bowl. 
  • Using the dough hook, turn on the stand mixer to low speed. Slowly pour in the water and yeast mixture. Continue to let the stand mixer knead the dough for about 5 minutes. The dough should come away from the bowl and not be sticky/tacky to the touch.
  • Grease a large bowl with oil. Shape the dough into a ball, place in the bowl and flip so all sides are coated in the oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Put the bowl in a warm place with no draft and let rise until doubled in size, about 90 minutes.
  • Punch the dough down and hand knead it for about 30 seconds. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  • Roll one portion into a long breadstick about 12-14 inches in length. Brush the breadstick with water. Roll the bread stick in grated cheese so that a bunch of cheese sticks to the outside of the breadstick. Place the breadstick on a large baking sheet or stone. Do this with the remaining portions of dough. Place the breadsticks side by side on the baking sheet approximately 1 inch apart.
  • Bake in a 425F oven for 15-18 minutes or until the breadsticks are baked through and the cheese is bubbly and just starting to brown on top. Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving.

How to make cheese breadsticks at home with this simple recipe. A basic rustic yeast bread dough is used as a base for this recipe and rolled in cheddar cheese.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

2 comments

  1. These look absolutely delicious, Steve! I love your clear step by step pictures too!!

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