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Are you wanting some fresh baked bread? I have a Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks Recipe that you have to try! It is to die for!

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks Recipe

Course Bread
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 46 minutes
Servings 32
Author Reuse Grow Enjoy


  • 1 1/2 cup warm water divided
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 3-4 cloves garlic put through a garlic press or very finely minced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons dry parmesan cheese or a dry parmesan-asiago-romano mixture
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional for more crunch: 1/2 cup panko (Japanese style bread crumbs)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the yeast and 1/2 cup of warm water. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes to dissolve.
  2. In a large bowl combine the yeast mixture, vegetable oil, sugar, powdered milk, remaining 1 cup of warm water, and 1 cup of flour. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed.
  3. Switch to a dough hook and add the remaining flour. Knead by machine for 5 minutes, or by hand for 7 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese at the end and knead until incorporated. If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour.
  4. Place dough in a buttered bowl and turn to coat. Cover with a towel and let the dough rise for about an hour, or until doubled.
  5. Once the dough is rising, melt the butter and stir in the prepared garlic. Cover and set aside to let the flavors combine.
  6. On a cutting board, chop the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese into small pieces. Place in a small bowl, along with the sesame seeds, parmesan cheese, and salt. Add panko bread crumbs, if using. Combine ingredients well. Pour onto a dinner plate.
  7. Cover 2 large baking sheets with parchment, or generously sprinkle with cornmeal.
  8. When the dough has doubled, punch it down and divide it in half. Cut each half into 16 pieces.
  9. Pour the garlic butter on a dinner plate (reheating it if necessary to make it liquid).
  10. Using both hands, roll each piece of dough into a thin rope about 10 inches long.
  11. Roll quickly in melted garlic butter and then roll in the sesame seed and cheese mixture.
  12. Place on prepared baking sheets, fairly close but not touching. Cover and allow to rest while oven preheats.
  13. Heat oven to 400 F.
  14. Bake one sheet at a time for approximately 16 minutes, or until golden brown. For a crispier breadstick, let them bake for an additional 2 minutes.
  15. Cool on a rack.