Pizza Dough Breadsticks

Make light and fluffy breadsticks with this incredibly easy method. Pizza dough breadsticks are a wonderful addition to pasta night or pizza night — or served with a delicious dip as an appetizer.

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About this Pizza Dough Breadsticks Recipe

Whether you need fluffy breadsticks for your pizza dip, or you’re craving some herby garlic bread to pair with penne rosa, these pizza dough breadsticks are just the thing!

There’s nothing quite like making bread from scratch. Your house smells like a bakery, and no one tells you that you’ve eaten “too many breadsticks.” The limit does not exist in my house when it comes to homemade breadsticks!

But it’s no question that the idea of making baked goods from scratch seems pretty daunting? I mean, wouldn’t it just be easier to grab something from the grocery store? And store-bought pizza dough is a thing, so why shouldn’t I just use that?

Well, once you try this incredibly easy homemade pizza dough and make these garlic sticks, you’ll understand why I’ll never go back! This recipe is so easy and easily customizable. It’s truly better than any store-bought breadsticks and is just as good as a restaurant! Who wouldn’t want easy and fluffy breadsticks?

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

I think my list of reasons to love breadsticks is endless! But here’s a few reasons why I love this recipe:

  • You can adapt and change this recipe as much as you want. Cheesy toppings, garlic butter, herbs, flaky salt — add anything you want!
  • Make these pizza dough breadsticks in just 15 minutes. Yes, it really is that easy and quick.
  • These breadsticks are great to serve as an appetizer, side dish, snack and so much more. Perfect for parties too!

Tools & equipment

If you are making the homemade dough, then you’ll need a stand mixer with a dough hook, a food processor and some plastic wrap or a zip top plastic bag. You’ll also need measuring cups or a kitchen scale!

To bake these breadsticks, you will need a baking sheet and parchment paper. Make sure that you have a rolling pin, pastry cutter (or pizza cutter) and a pastry brush to prepare the breadsticks.

Six seasoned breadsticks cooling on a wire rack.

Ingredients

Ready to make these golden brown, fluffy breadsticks? These are all the ingredients that you will need:

  • pizza dough (this is my favorite recipe)
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • Italian seasoning
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Variations & subsitutions

While I highly recommend using homemade pizza dough, you can use store-bought dough if that is all that you have on hand, or all you have time for.

Make these cheesy with some parmesan cheese or mozzarella cheese sprinkled over the top.

Fresh herbs and dried herbs are a tasty way to season these pizza dough breadsticks! A tasty pizza seasoning is a good swap for Italian seasoning if needed. Regular ol’ dried basil or dried oregano is great too!

For added flavor, make a melted butter mixture to brush over the baked breadsticks. You can use salted or unsalted butter.

Instructions

Follow these step-by-step instructions to make the best breadsticks ever:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (20°C) and then line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.

Turn out the pizza dough onto a light floured surface and then roll it out to an 8×12-inch rectangle.

A hand placing a ball of dough on a floured surface, ready for baking preparation.
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Thin drizzle with olive oil and minced garlic, then use your fingers or a pastry brush to spread it out over the dough. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and any other seasonings you want.

With a pizza cutter or pastry cutter, cut into 1-inch slices across the short end of the rectangle. Transfer to the previously prepared baking sheet, leaving an inch of space between the strips.

Bake the breadsticks for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

A close-up image of baked breadsticks with visible herbs and spices resting on a black cooling rack.

Tips & tricks

Isn’t it awesome that you can make pizza crust and breadsticks from the same recipe? Here’s a few tips and tricks to ensure the breadsticks turn out perfect:

  • If you have a lot of dough, you can bake the breadsticks in batches. Don’t overload your baking sheet or they sticks may bake together as they spread.
  • Don’t have a pizza cutter or pasty cutter? A sharp knife will also work to cut the dough into slices.
  • Make sure you don’t roll the dough out too thin. Once you reach that 8×12-inch rectangle, slice and bake!
A plate of seasoned breadsticks next to a dish of pizza topped with tomatoes, cheese, and basil leaves.

Food & drink Pairings

These pizza dough breadsticks are best served with some kind of dipping sauce. A simple marinara sauce or pizza sauce is great, but something cheesy like spinach artichoke dip would be great too. Whipped feta dip and breadsticks are always tasty too.

Serve this appetizer with cocktails like an Italian margarita or prosecco punch. Breadsticks go great as a side dish with soup and salad too.

FAQ

Can you make bread using pizza dough?

Since breadsticks don’t need to rise a whole lot, pizza dough is great to use to make quick breadsticks. This recipe works great and makes light and fluffy breadsticks!

Can breadsticks be frozen?

You can freeze baked and unbaked breadsticks. Once the dough is cut into strips, flash freeze it on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for a few hours. Then transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag and store for up to 3 months.
You can also freeze baked breadsticks with this same method! Just be sure they are completely cooled first.

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Pizza Dough Breadsticks

Yield: 8 breadsticks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
These easy pizza dough breadsticks are so flavorful and fluffy. Make the most amazing breadsticks in just 15 minutes time.
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ingredients

  • 1 ball pizza dough or ½ of my pizza dough recipe
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (20°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone liner.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out pizza dough into an 8×12-inch rectangle.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and garlic. Use your fingers or a pastry brush to spread the oil and garlic all over the top of the rectangle. Sprinkle with italian seasoning.
  • With a pizza cutter or pastry cutter, cut 1-inch slices across the short end of the rectangle. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, leaving 1 inch space between.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

notes

This is a great way to use up extra pizza dough. If you have a lot of dough, you may need to bake the breadsticks in batches. Don’t overload your baking sheet or the sticks may stick together as they spread.
Make sure you don’t roll the dough out too thin. Once you reach that 8×12-inch rectangle, slice and bake!

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nutrition information

Yield: 8 breadsticks

amount per serving:

Serving: 1breadstick Calories: 154kcal Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 4g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 354mg Potassium: 8mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 4IU Vitamin C: 0.4mg Calcium: 6mg Iron: 1mg
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