Pizza Hut Breadsticks

The other night I called my friend’s teenage daughter for advice. She used to work at Pizza Hut, you see, and I wanted to know if she could share any special tips on how they made their cheese breadsticks! Boy could she!

First things first, if you don’t already have a good “dough” recipe, use mine for No-Knead Crusty French Bread (directions at the bottom tell how to use it for breadsticks). Okay, now for the good stuff. It’s simple and oh so good, I made them just the other night.

Roll the dough into a rectangle, sprinkle a nice layer of mozzarella cheese on top. Place in a cold oven, then turn oven to 400*F and bake till crust turns a nice golden color, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle a mixture of Parmesan cheese and parsley over the melted mozzarella. Let stand a couple minutes and slice into sticks. My family couldn’t tell the difference…in fact, it’s been so long since we’ve eaten at Pizza Hut that they actually told me mine were better! Ha.

Btw, that No Knead Crusty French Bread is so delicious…I’ve got some rising right now for one of our favorite suppers…French Dip sandwiches. I just love recipes that are both easy and scrumptious!

18 thoughts on “Pizza Hut Breadsticks”

  1. Could you adapt this to a bread machine? If so could you spell out the directions for me. Very slowly and simply. I’m a freak when it comes to directions.

  2. Okay, Bread machine instructions, just for you, Bethanie! (I’ve never done it this way though, because it is SO simple by hand)

    My rule of thumb with bread machines is wet ingredients and salt first, dry ingredients after, yeast LAST.

    So, you’d take the following and put in pan of bread machine: IN ORDER:
    1. 1 1/2 cups warm water
    2. 1 tablespoon sugar (or honey–either way put it in pan at this point)
    3. 2 teaspoons salt
    4. 1 tablespoon melted shortening (or olive oil)
    5. 4 cups flour (then make a small valley in the flour to pour your yeast into
    6. 1 package active dry yeast, or it’s equivalent–2 1/4 teaspoons from the jar

    Set your machine to the dough cycle and once it’s done, place the dough on a floured counter and divide in half. **At this point, Bethanie, you need to decide if you are making them into french bread (2 loaves) or breadsticks. For French bread, see directions below with two asteriks.
    For breadsticks:
    On greased baking sheets sprinkled with cornmeal, roll dough into rectangles, sprinkle with mozzarella (sorry no exact measurement on the cheese, I just put what our family likes) and put in oven till crust starts to turn golden brown. Start checking it at 13 minutes. Remove when done, and sprinkle with a mixture of parmesan cheese and parsley.
    **Leave it alone for 10 minutes. Roll each half into a 8″x10″ rectangle. Roll up from a long side, pinching long edge to rolled one to seal. Place “seam” side down on a greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. With a very sharp knife, make five diagonal cuts across the top of each loaf, about 1/4 inch deep. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 400F for 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

  3. OMG…my husband will love this, they are his favorite. I make my own home made pizza, but never did try the cheesy bread sticks. I will have to try these soon!

  4. Mmmmmmm…I’m definitely making these tonight! I love this kinda food! DH will be loving them too and LO can actually eat it because he loves bread and cheese-which is rare since he still doesn’t want anything to do with most solid foods.

  5. I just went to cook these…what temp is the oven supposed to be at? I couldn’t find it for the breadsticks.

  6. Hey, great cooks think alike! I made the No Knead Crusty French Bread for supper tonight! For the breadsticks, stick them in a cold oven, turn oven to 400* and bake for about 25 minutes. Hope I got this info to you in time!

    I see the link to the original recipe is still linked to my old wordpress (free) blog. I’ll edit it to the right page…sorry!

  7. LOL how’d yours turn out? And I luckily did that temp! I saw the french bread temp and chanced doing the same temp for the breadsticks. Thanks! They were great!

  8. I wish I could come over with some! This pg has been extra hard on you…it IS different having one little one already to keep up with, isn’t it? Not as much time for napping, and that does make a huge difference. Plus, having one young child to keep up with is much harder, IMO, than having two or three. At least if there are more than one, they help keep each other entertained.

    You are in my prayers!

  9. Wow this is definitely a great sounding recipe! It is always so hard to find a recipe that is close to the actual product you are looking for. Something I have bene looking for for a while is the olive garden dressing recipe! Anyone have any ideas? Also, about how long does this recipe take to make, including the bread?

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