Breadsticks make a great accompaniment to any soup, salad, or pasta dish. I made these cheesy garlic breadsticks to go with yesterday’s cheesy tortellini baked casserole. It was yummy cheese paired with yummy cheese. Breadsticks are always better if they inlcude both garlic and cheese.
This recipe is a basic dough recipe. It uses yeast, water, salt, and flour. Then it also has olive oil. I think this is the first breadstick recipe I have that inlcudes olive oil. I have had pizza dough recipes with it in it but not breadsticks.
The fresh garlic used in these breadsticks gets roasted in the oven first. However, you don’t have to roast it, but roasted garlic has a sweeter flavor. It works so well in these breadsticks. You just get a different flavor from garlic if it’s roasted.
Now as far as the cheese goes, these breadstick include 3 kinds if cheese. There is Parmesan, cheddar, and mozzarella in these cheesy garlic breadsticks. I love the flavor you get with both the Parmesan and cheddar cheeses. I always love the cheesiness factor that you get from mozzarella. It gives you that soft stringy texture. It alwys gives you the best cheese pull!Print
Recipe adapted from Red Star Yeast.