Easy Cheese-Stuffed Breadsticks: A Cheesy Delight in Every Bite!

Hey there, fellow foodies! Today, we're diving into the world of cheesy goodness with a recipe that will make your taste buds dance—Easy Cheese-Stuffed Breadsticks! Imagine warm, golden breadsticks oozing with melted cheese, perfectly seasoned, and ready to be devoured. This recipe is all about simplicity and maximum flavor, so let's roll up our sleeves, gather our ingredients, and embark on this cheesy adventure together!

For this delightful recipe, I found a fantastic resource at The Country Cook. You can check out the original recipe [here](https://www.thecountrycook.net/easy-cheese-stuffed-breadsticks/). Now, let's get started and create these irresistible cheese-stuffed breadsticks!


For the Breadsticks:

- 1 pound pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)

- 2 tablespoons olive oil

- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Cheese Filling:

- 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into small sticks or shredded

For the Topping:

- 2 tablespoons melted butter

- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

- 1/4 teaspoon salt

- Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


Step 1: Preparing the Dough

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). If you're using store-bought pizza dough, follow the instructions on the package for any necessary rising or thawing. If you prefer homemade dough, prepare it according to your favorite recipe. Once the dough is ready, roll it out into a rectangular shape on a lightly floured surface.

Step 2: Adding the Cheese Filling

Place the mozzarella cheese sticks or shredded mozzarella along the length of the rolled-out dough, leaving a small border around the edges. Make sure the cheese is evenly distributed. Gently fold the edges of the dough over the cheese, sealing it well. Press the seams together to secure the filling inside.

Step 3: Seasoning the Breadsticks

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, and salt. Stir well to create a flavorful seasoning mixture. Brush the mixture evenly over the surface of the dough, making sure to cover the entire area.

Step 4: Cutting and Shaping the Breadsticks

Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the dough into strips, about 1 inch wide. Twist each strip gently to create a spiral effect. Place the twisted breadsticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving some space between them to allow for rising.

Step 5: Baking the Breadsticks

Transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven and bake the breadsticks for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and are cooked through. Keep an eye on them to prevent over-browning.

Step 6: Adding the Finishing Touches

While the breadsticks are baking, prepare the topping by combining the melted butter, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, and salt in a small bowl. Stir well to combine. Once the breadsticks are baked, remove them from the oven and brush the topping mixture over them. For an extra touch, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top if desired.

Step 7: Serving and Enjoying

Allow the breadsticks to cool slightly before serving, as the melted cheese filling will be hot. Arrange them on a serving pl

atter or alongside your favorite dipping sauces. These cheese-stuffed breadsticks are perfect as an appetizer, a party snack, or even a side dish to accompany a delicious pasta dinner.

VoilĂ ! You've just created a batch of irresistible Easy Cheese-Stuffed Breadsticks that are sure to impress your family and friends. With their cheesy center, flavorful seasoning, and golden crust, these breadsticks are a guaranteed hit. So, grab a warm breadstick, pull it apart, and savor the cheesy goodness in every bite. Enjoy!