How to Make Restaurant Style Pizza Bread Sticks

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It seems you can only find garlicky, or cheesy rectangular bread sticks, perfect for dipping, at fast-food pizza chains. The bread sticks you'd get at other casual restaurants, even Italian ones, are just not the same. You don't have to order a delivery pizza just to get those tasty bread sticks you are craving -- you can make them at home easily with prepared pizza dough and toppings you most likely already have in your house.

Things You'll Need

  • Round pizza pan
  • Cooking spray
  • Refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • Rolling pin
  • Melted butter
  • Pastry brush
  • Crushed garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pizza cutter
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a round pizza pan with cooking spray.

  • Roll out the prepared pizza dough onto the pizza pan so that the dough is about 1/4 inch thick. Flour the rolling pin as necessary to roll the dough out smoothly.

  • Brush the dough with melted butter using a pastry brush. You can add crushed garlic to the melted butter if you want really garlicky bread sticks. Some restaurants also spread marinara sauce on the dough, which you can also add if you choose.

  • Sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese and seasonings generously over the dough. Add seasonings such as salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder, to taste. Eliminate the cheese if you want plain bread sticks.

  • Partially cut the dough lengthwise into even strips about 3 inches thick, with a pizza cutter. Don't cut all the way through to the ends. Make a cut across the strips in the center, again cutting almost, but not all the way through to the ends. This makes the bread sticks easy to pull apart, which is how some pizza restaurants serve them.

  • Bake the dough in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is golden brown on the edges and the cheese is bubbling and just starting to brown. Serve the bread sticks hot.

Tips & Warnings

  • Serve the bread sticks with a marinara dipping sauce, as well as a garlic butter sauce.
  • You can bake the bread sticks in a small square cookie sheet or baking pan if you don't have a round pizza pan.

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