Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fast & Easy Breadsticks

We love having pizza nights at our house! The problem with pizza night is the cost of ordering pizza....we easily spend $30 - that's ONE dinner. That's craziness.

That's why we make our own pizza's around here. On some nights we'll make up just one big pizza and other nights everyone will get their own pizza to top however they want (kids like this way best!!)

I wanted to show you the quick and easy way to make pizza and breadsticks for the family that will cost way less then $10! The dough I'm making can be used for pizza and breadsticks - below are how I make my breadsticks!

Nothing fancy here to make some good old pizza dough! You can use whole wheat flour if you like, and change out the EVOO for some veggie oil if that's what you have on hand.

Pour all ingredients, minus the oil into a bowl.

I like flavored breadsticks, I always add onion, garlic powder and oregano. This time I decided to throw in some popcorn seasoning that I had on hand. You can toss in anything you like - make them your own!

After the dough is well mixed, I like to add the oil and rub it all over the ball, until it looks like this:

Ta-Da! Now time to let the dough rest and rise.

Since the oven was already preheating, this is a perfect place to let your dough rise. A towel on the bowl helps keep heat in.

Once you've let the dough rise for about 15 minutes, add more flour as needed so that it's not sticky. Press the dough out with your hands onto a greased cookie sheet (or pizza pan if you like.)

I like to take about 2-3 tbsp on butter and melt it with even more garlic and oregano. About 30 seconds in the microwave will do.

BEFORE you put the breadsticks in the oven, COVER them with your melted butter. There's no such thing as too much. This is also where you can get creative again - throw cheese on top and make them cheese sticks. Whatever kind of cheese you have will do.

I like the pre-slice my breadsticks before putting them in the oven, makes them easier to pull apart.

After the breadsticks come out of the cover, spread more of that melted butter over them! We like to save some extra melted butter for dipping! This dough is so great because it can also be used for pizza crust, make a double or triple bath - let the kids help - and you've got a fun pizza night for less then $10!

Here is where you can find the recipe for Fleischmanns Pizza's not the exact same way I make mine, but try out a few ways and see what works for you!


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  1. YUMMMMM! I wanna make these :)

    I would love it if you come by and link this up at From Scratch Friday @ Marriage from Scratch! It’s live already on the blog.


  2. Wow, that looks really good and really easy! I'll have to pin this so I can try it sometime. Thanks! I found you via the Hookin' Up with Hepworth Link Party. Would love for you to check out my blog too:

  3. This looks like a great recipe!!! We just had homemade pizza for dinner tonight! I love breadsticks but have never tried making them, I'll have to save this recipe for next time!