Twisted Pizza Breadsticks

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January 13, 2023
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Guys, listen. I have something important to tell you about, and that thing is Twisted Pizza Breadsticks! You are going to love these! These little sticks of heaven are made using frozen bread dough and are pretty easy and very fun to make. They have gameday snacks, party food, or even pizza night dinner written all over them!

Great for dinner or a party snack! - wearychef.com
Easy Twisted Pizza Sticks Recipe

Twisted Pizza Bread Sticks Recipe

Breadsticks were invented in Turin, Italy, in the 14th century BCE, and have since become a common food in many restaurants and homes. Many people all across the world love pizza. Even the pickiest of diners will enjoy the irresistible blend of delectable crust, sweet tomato sauce, and salty mozzarella cheese. However, it is frequently described as unhealthy because it may be heavy in calories, sodium, and carbohydrates.

These days-long-lasting sticks were firm, cracker-like, and shaped like pencils. The secret was to bake them until they were crisp enough without scorching. These crunchy yet delightfully soft garlic sticks are made from pizza dough. They are baked to perfection while being covered in handmade roasted garlic butter. Using up leftover pizza dough is simple, and you can also make your own fresh batch (or in a pinch, you can use store-bought dough). They make an easy (and delicious) appetizer that is good on its own or dipped in marinara.

These breadsticks made from pizza dough are incredibly simple and quick to make. They provide the tastiest starter or snack, which is guaranteed to become a household favorite. Simple store-bought pizza dough from the grocery store is used to make these breadsticks. They go well with appetizers for a game night or a holiday feast.

How to Make Twisted Pizza Sticks Recipe

Instead of telling you a story about how we ate a whole batch of these pizza breadsticks for lunch this weekend, I’ll show you a photo tutorial of how to make them instead.

roll two one-pound loaves of thawed bread dough into 1/2" thick rectangles
First, roll two one-pound loaves of thawed bread dough into 1/2″ thick rectangles on floured boards.
Twisted Pizza Sticks: spread a little pizza sauce over one rectangle, and sprinkle with mini pepperonis and shredded mozzarella
Next, spread a little pizza sauce over one rectangle, and sprinkle with mini pepperonis and shredded mozzarella.
Twisted Pizza Sticks:  slice it into about 1" wide strips.
Now, arrange the other rectangle of dough over the top, press it down, and slice it into about 1″ wide strips.
twist each strip
Twist each strip, place it on a baking sheet, and sprinkle with parmesan and Italian seasoning. Bake at 400 degrees F.
Twisted Pizza Sticks
Dip those suckers into pizza sauce, eat, and repeat!

Easy Twisted Pizza Breadsticks Recipe

Finally, it is time for you to get started! Please, do not hesitate to ask questions related to this pizza sticks recipe in the comments section. I know it can sound complicated when you make them for the first time, but don’t worry! We are all here for you! Also, please keep everyone posted about your personal advice on this recipe and your own experience with it. We are all here to learn!

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Twisted Pizza Breadsticks

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These cheesy breadsticks eat like a meal or are great for a party snack!

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Roll each loaf of dough to a ½” thick rectangle on a well-floured surface (seriously, don’t forget the flour).
  3. Spread about 3 tbsp. pizza sauce over one rectangle of dough. You only want enough to just coat the surface or else it will be really messy when you get to the twisting step. (Don’t worry, there will be plenty of sauce for dipping!)
  4. Sprinkle about ½. pepperoni and 1 c. mozzarella over the sauce, and arrange the other rectangle dough over the top.
  5. Press the top dough down evenly, and then slice the dough into strips about 1½” wide. Carefully twist each strip of dough, and place the breadsticks on two baking sheets lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Sprinkle parmesan and Italian seasoning over the top of the twisted sticks.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until tops are golden brown.
  7. Serve with ample pizza sauce for dipping, and enjoy!
  • Author: Andi Gleeson
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Appetizers and Snacks, Breads, Kid Food, Sandwiches and Pizza
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information of Pizza Breadsticks

Per serving:

Calories331 kcalCarbohydrates45 g
Calcium61 mgFat13 g
Sugar3 gSodium606 mg
Vitamin A387 IUVitamin C1 mg
Iron3 mgProtein7 g
Cholesterol33 mgPotassium63 mg

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Why Love this Pizza Breadsticks Recipe?

  • The kids can assist you in preparing this quick and simple meal.
  • It uses simple and affordable ingredients.
  • Since most children enjoy pizza, these are usually a hit in most homes.
  • Nothing compares to a hot, fresh pizza crust that has just come out of the oven.

Storing Tips for Pizza Breadsticks

  • Pizza should be allowed to cool to room temperature before excess slices are stored for up to three days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • Slices should first be reheated for about 30 seconds in the microwave, followed by 3–4 minutes at 350°F in a toaster oven. So, the oven will crisp up the crust and keep it from getting soggy, while the microwave will warm the inside of the twisted pizza.
  • These breadsticks can be frozen for up to three months in an airtight container or freezer bag.
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

38 comments

Krystal
8 years ago

I made these last week and they were delicious, my husband and kids loved them! I will definitely be making these again. Visiting from this food blog.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

So glad to hear it, Krystal! Thanks so much!

Kate
9 years ago

Hey these look amazing! Just wondering if you could use pillsbury dough in like the can form. Just for simplicity sake. Thanks! :)

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Hi, Kate! I think you could definitely try that. I think the canned dough is sometimes a little “floppier” so just be careful with it so it doesn’t rip. Also, I think it might bake faster. If you try it out, let me know how it turns out. Thank you!

Mae
9 years ago

hi may I know if I would to make doigh fresh, should I use pizza dough recipe or normal bread dough.. As I see there is no proofing needed in the steps. Thank you:)

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Hi, Mae! I think you could use either, but pizza dough might be better because it wouldn’t puff up as much. Thanks for asking!

Caroline
9 years ago

Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe… a question, can i use home made basic pizza dough?

Andi
9 years ago

I think that should work, Caroline! Let me know how it goes :)

Jillian
10 years ago

Hi!
Do you think I could make these ahead of time like in the morning and bring them to a cookout in the afternoon?
Thanks.

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Jillian! Yes, you could definitely make them ahead of time. I think we grazed on them over an afternoon, and they were still plenty good after cooling off. Do watch them during baking though because I think the cook time depends on your dough. One reader said hers burned on the bottom, so I think you just have to adjust for your oven and dough. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Anna
10 years ago

Is there any alternative kind of dough? If not, what kind of bread dough is it?

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Anna. I used frozen white bread dough like Rhodes brand. You could also try these with refrigerator French bread dough like Pillsbury, but watch them while they bake since I’m not sure if that dough will bake more quickly. Hope that helps!

Anna
10 years ago

I’m Brazilian and turns out I won’t have those products available for buying, so, as I am really interested in those twisted pizza breadsticks, I would like to know if you can get me any recipe for that dough so that I can make it myself, I’d be very pleased if so.
Thank you for your attention…

Andi
10 years ago

Sorry you don’t have the ingredients available, Anna! I think any basic French bread dough would work. If you don’t have one you like, I might try this one. I haven’t made it myself, but you can’t go wrong with Steamy Kitchen!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you find another recipe you like here with ingredients that are easier to find in Brazil :)

Andrea
10 years ago

We made these tonight. Ours turned out huge and a little burnt on the bottom. Only had them in 15 minutes. But we are going to try them again and make a few tweaks. They were good besides the bottom. :)

Andi
10 years ago

I’m sorry yours were burned on the bottom. Oven temps can vary, so maybe yours needs to be set to 350. I’m glad you liked it otherwise, and I hope they turn out even better next time!

Wendy B
10 years ago

Oooh these look so good! Thanks to Money Saving Mom for pointing me to this recipe (I was already a subscriber and it sounds like I need to do some more surfing :) )

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks so much for being a subscriber, Wendy! I have a lot of recipes here for sure, so I hope you find others you want to try too. If you do browse around, I would love to hear your feedback on how you like the recipe index setup. I try to make it easy to search and browse all my recipes, but no one ever really says if they love it or hate it :) Have a great week, and thanks again!

Chris @ Shared Appetite
10 years ago

What a great, simple looking recipe! My wife and I love breadsticks… we’d down a batch of these in no time!

Andi
10 years ago

They didn’t last long in our house either, Chris. Thanks so much for coming over!

Lauren
10 years ago

These look so good! I love pizza. I have to make these asap.

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Lauren! I need to make them again ASAP too ;)

Char
10 years ago

Oh my goodness gracious my kids would fall in love with you if they knew you made food like this. Pizza and breadsticks…my son would literally refuse to come back home. Fortunately, I pinned it so I can make it myself for the kids. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. :)
Cheers,
Char
#SITSBlogging

Andi
10 years ago

This cracked me up, Char. Please make these yourself. I can’t handle a third son around here! ;) Thanks so much for your visit and pin. I hope we can keep in touch!

Becky Smith
10 years ago

Okay, so you’ve got me drooling already! If there’s anything I love, it’s a bread-based recipe. I know man can’t live by bread alone, but I’m willing to try. :-)

Thanks for sharing a tempting recipe!

SITSblogging

Andi
10 years ago

Haha, we may not be able to live on bread alone, but we can come pretty close. Besides, this has cheese, pepperoni, AND tomato sauce, so that’s a balanced dinner right there. Thanks so much for your visit, Becky!

Shibi Thomas @ FlavzCorner
10 years ago

Absolutely loved this recipe, hence bookmarking!!!

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Shibi! I appreciate your comment and visit :)

Lisa@ Cooking with Curls
11 years ago

Those look delicious Andi, I love pizza in all forms!

Andi
11 years ago

Thank you, Lisa! Can you eat cheese, or do you have a lactose-free substitute for pizza?

Zoe D
11 years ago

Yum, I have to make these!

Andi
11 years ago

I hope you like them, Zoe! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Rae
11 years ago

Thanks for sharing the great contest—Rachel

Andi
11 years ago

No problem, Rae! Thanks for stopping by :)

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