Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Spicy Cheesy Breadsticks - #BreadBakers

I teach until 9:30 on Monday nights and sometimes I'm barely keeping up after class. Tonight was a little hard because I'm battling a headache. I was mentally planning the last couple hours of my Monday night (exercise? Connections? Duolingo?) when I noticed a notification on my phone. I'd seen it before but never really paid attention. But now, something said LOOK. It was the Facebook notification for our Spicy Bread with Peppers event being hosted by Radha.

Oh crap! I had completely forgotten that this was due tomorrow. I made my entry over a month ago (never happens) but just never had time to write up the post. And now, here we are on a night when I have no gas in the tank and a ridiculously early morning ahead. Well, let's do this! Forgive my mistakes, please. 

Be sure to scroll down to see all the peppery offerings today.

Spicy Cheesy Breadsticks

3 1/2 cups flour 
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 teaspoon salt 
1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons oil 

2 tablespoons melted butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded


Whisk together flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Next, add water and oil and knead for about 7 minutes or until you have a soft tacky dough. Transfer the dough to a covered, oiled dough. I like to proof my dough overnight so I placed the dough in my fridge. However, you can proof at room temperature for about an hour or until doubled. 

Preheat the oven to 425F. 

Combine melted butter, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Set aside. 

Divide the dough into two. You will only need a half for this recipe. Or you could double the topping ingredients and make two sets of cheesy breadsticks. On a sheet of parchment, roll the dough out into a 9" x 13" rectangle. 

Brush the melted butter mixture across the dough and then sprinkle evenly with cheese. 

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Slice into sticks and serve. 

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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.


  1. Boy, I remember in college when a big order of cheesy breadsticks was just as popular, or more so, than the pizza! Yum.

  2. I'm so glad you made it! I've done that before.. have the food made but forgot to post until the last minute!

  3. Well done, Kelly! I rarely bake ahead either and I've been caught out more than once. Spicy cheesy breadsticks are the best!

  4. Ah that is my kind of breadsticks, with some spice in it.

  5. My kids love cheesy breadsticks and this recipe will be a hit in our home.

  6. Spicy cheesy breadsticks is so delicious. I need to try this, perfect with cup of tea.