Easy Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks

A super easy, tasty side snack or appetizer, these Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks are a super delicious recipe that everyone loves!

A SIMPLE CHEESY BREADSTICK RECIPE

Is there anything better than melted, gooey cheese surrounded by a warm, soft garlic bread? These cheese sticks are a family favorite! You can make them pretty fast as a snack, appetizer or side dish to your pizza or pasta meal. If you want a guaranteed winner with your friends and family, these Easy Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks are the way to go!

Hand dipping one Cheese Stuffed Breadstick in dipping sauce.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Can I use homemade pizza dough?

Yes, if you would rather have a homemade recipe that you use you can absolutely do that.

What flavor string cheese is the best?

We like to go with mozzarella, but you can absolutely play around with the flavors, try cheddar, monterey jack, pepper jack, etc.

Can I use something other than string cheese?

If you want you can place fresh sliced mozzarella down the center as well. That creates a really tasty and gooey experience. I don’t recommend shredded cheese as the filling since it doesn’t hold up as well.

How can I spice up these cheese sticks?

Try sprinkling the tops with a little black pepper or red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

Where do I find pizza dough in the grocery store?

Most grocery stores now cary a pre-made pizza dough ball in a plastic bag. Sometimes they are frozen and are in the frozen section. Other times they are fresh and in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. If you can’t find those, then go with the tube, rectangle pizza dough (made by Pillsbury) found near the canned biscuits.

How do I store leftover cheese sticks?

These are best eaten right away but you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To reheat place in the oven at 350F degrees for 5-7 minutes. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Just wrap very well so they don’t get freezer burned.

Pinterest image of breadstick pulled apart with cheese pull on top of stacked breadsticks.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • store-bought pizza dough
  • mozzarella string cheese
  • salted butter
  • garlic paste or garlic powder
  • Italian blend shredded cheese
  • dried parsley and dried basil, for garnish (optional)
  • marinara sauce or pizza sauce, for serving
Ingredients needed: pizza dough, string cheese, italian blend cheese or mozzarella, salted butter, garlic powder and parsley.

HOW TO MAKE CHEESE STUFFED BREADSTICKS:

Preheat the oven to 425F degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Stretch and roll one package of pizza dough into a flat rectangle shape, making sure it is about ¼ inch thick across. 

Pizza dough stretched into a rectangle.

Place the string cheese in two rows, about 1-2 inches apart from each other on top of the dough.

String cheese placed on top of pizza dough.

Stretch and roll the second pizza dough to the same size and shape as the first dough. Then carefully lay the second dough directly on top of the first dough and string cheese.

Pizza dough laid over top of string cheese on pizza dough.

Press down firmly between each cheese stick to close the seams between each piece. Pinch the ends of each piece to secure the cheese.

Pizza dough pressed around breadsticks and edges.

Using a pizza cutter, cut each breadstick out and separate the pieces from each other. Sprinkle the tops with the Italian shredded cheese blend.

Cut individual breadsticks.

Place the breadsticks 2-3 inches apart from each other on the baking sheet.  Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until fully cooked. While the breadsticks are cooking, mix together the melted butter and garlic paste (or powder). Remove breadsticks from the oven, and brush garlic butter over the tops. Sprinkle the tops with a little dried parsley and dried basil (optional).

Overhead stacked Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks in bowl.

Enjoy!

Side view of hand pulling one of the Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks apart showing a cheese pull.

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Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks

A super easy, tasty side snack or appetizer, these Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks are a super delicious recipe that everyone loves!
Course Breads, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese Stuffed Breadstick Recipe, Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 262kcal

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces pre-made pizza dough 2 (16 ounce) packages
  • 16 individual mozzarella string cheese pieces
  • ½ cup Italian blend shredded cheese (or shredded mozzarella cheese)
  • 1 stick (½ cup) salted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic paste (more, to taste) (or ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • pinch dried parsley and dried basil, for garnish
  • marinara sauce, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425F degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper
  • Stretch and roll out one package of pizza dough into a flat rectangle shape, making sure it is about ¼ inch thick across.
  • Place the string cheese in two rows, about 1-2 inches apart from each other on top of the dough.
  • Stretch and roll the second pizza dough to the same size and shape as the first dough. Then carefully lay the second dough directly on top of the first dough and string cheese.
  • Press down firmly between each cheese stick to close the seams between each piece. Pinch the ends of each piece to secure the cheese.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut each breadstick out and separate the pieces from each other. Sprinkle the tops evenly with Italian blend shredded cheese.
  • Place the breadsticks 2-3 inches apart from each other on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until fully cooked.
  • While the breadsticks are cooking, mix together the melted butter and garlic paste.
  • Remove breadsticks from the oven, and brush garlic butter over the tops. And top with dried parsley and dried basil.
  • Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Notes

  • You can use homemade pizza dough if you’d like.
  • You can use the pizza dough in a tube as well (made by Pillsbury).
  • Like a stronger garlic taste? Dip your finger in the garlic butter mixture and add more garlic until you get your preferred taste.
  • For an additional kick, try sprinkling the top with black pepper or red pepper flakes. 
  • Try different string cheese to change up the flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg

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