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Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks

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Savor the delightful blend of classic Italian breadsticks and gooey mozzarella sticks with these irresistible Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks.

Cheese stuffed breadsticks presented in a serving bowl with white cloth.

Ready in minutes, this savory appetizer is definitely a must-try for families who love the non-ending stretchiness of cheese! If you love finger-food delicacies like Naan Bread Pizza or Cheese Bread, these breadsticks will definitely be a hit for your tastebuds!

Easy appetizers are always a home cook’s favorite, and a bite of this delicacy will explain every reason why.

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Are breadsticks crispy or soft?

Breadsticks can be both crispy and soft, depending on the exact recipe you’re cooking. 

These cheese-stuffed breadsticks, in particular, have a bread-like, soft texture, but some variations, such as the Grissini breadsticks, are known for their crunchiness and stick-like appearance.

A good rule of thumb is to remember that whenever breadsticks are stuffed, they almost always maintain a soft, bread-like texture.


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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

There’s more to loving our cheese-stuffed breadsticks beyond their golden exterior and cheesiness! 

  • This recipe is an easy snack or appetizer to make. You can easily make this in less than an hour if you want a quick snack or are too hungry to wait for a meal.
  • The ingredients are easy to find. If you don’t have them readily available at home, just take a quick trip to the grocery store, and you’ll easily find the ingredients for this dish! 
  • This recipe pairs well with a lot of main dishes! You may pair cheese-stuffed breadsticks with all the things you love, such as salads, pasta, and of course, pizza. 

The next time you crave cheese, consider cooking Air Fryer Biscuits as well.

🥘 Ingredients

Cheese stuffed breadsticks ingredients.

These simple ingredients will get you the gooey cheese-stuffed breadsticks you want.

  • Frozen bread dough: Using pre-made dough is the secret ingredient to making this recipe a no-hassle one.
  • Mozzarella cheese sticks: If you want melted cheese that stretches, mozzarella string cheese is your best option.
  • Butter: Although optional, brushing cooked breadsticks with butter enhances their flavor and provides a golden, appetizing sheen.

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🔀 Substitutions

Frozen bread dough: If you prefer a gluten-free option, you may purchase or make your own dough made with gluten-free flour.

Mozzarella cheese sticks: You can use cheddar cheese if mozzarella isn’t available, but expect the texture of each bite to change.

🌈 Variations / Options / Add-Ins

If you want to elevate your satisfaction with these cheese-stuffed breadsticks, here are some ways to take it up a notch!

  • Herb-infused: To get more of that mouthwatering flavor, you can use dried basil as a garnish together with parsley.
  • Extra Cheesy Goodness: You can top the breadsticks with grated parmesan to make them even cheesier. 

If you love baking savory, flavor-packed bread, you might wanna try this Simple And Easy Bacon Bread Recipe.

🥄 Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

Ensure you have these few necessary tools for a mess-free baking journey! 

  • Parchment paper: Trust me, this will make cleanup a lot easier.
  • Nonstick cooking spray: You’ll need this to ensure the breadsticks don’t stick to the pan, helping retain their shape.
  • Pizza cutter: You can use a pizza cutter to make it easier to cut the dough into smaller pieces.

🔪 How to Make Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks

Once you have the ingredients and tools all set, you can proceed to make this savory goodness in no time!

Step 1: Thaw the bread overnight

Place the frozen bread loaves in a casserole dish that’s spritzed with nonstick cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate the dish overnight to thaw the bread.

Two frozen bread loaves in a baking dish covered with plastic wrap, next to Mozzarella cheese sticks.

Step 2: Prepare to bake

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spritz it with nonstick cooking spray evenly.

Step 3: Assemble the breadsticks

On a clean surface, roll the dough out and cut it into 24 rectangular pieces. Wrap each dough around one cheese stick. Make sure to pinch and press firmly to completely seal the edges of the dough and avoid the cheese from oozing out once baked.

Six squares of dough with cheese sticks on top.

Lay out the cheese-wrapped pieces on the prepared baking sheet. Cover the entire sheet and keep it in a draft-free location for about 20 minutes or until the pieces have doubled in size.

A baking sheet with cheese stuffed breadsticks on it.

Step 4: Bake the breadsticks

Bake the dish for 15 to 18 minutes or until you can see that the breadsticks are gold in color.

Baked Cheese-stuffed breadsticks arranged on a baking sheet.

Step 5: Add some flavor

Take the breadsticks out of the oven, then if desired, brush them with the melted butter and then sprinkle with garlic salt. Serve the breadsticks while warm so their cheese can remain stretchy in every bite!

Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks in a white bowl with cloth on a marble counter.

❓ Recipe FAQs

What dipping sauce can I serve with Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks?

You can enjoy Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks with various dipping sauces! Some of our favorites include Pizza Sauce, Marinara Sauce, Ranch Dressing, Honey Mustard, and Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Trust me, these sauces will elevate the flavor of your Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks.

Can I use any type of bread dough?

Yes, you have the flexibility to use various types of bread dough for this recipe. In fact, you can even make one from scratch at home. Just make sure that you use the same amount of dough mentioned in the recipe.

How do I prevent the cheese from melting and seeping out of the dough?

To prevent the cheese from melting or oozing out of the dough when baking, ensure you firmly seal the edges well when wrapping the cheese. You may use a beaten egg to help seal the edges of the dough more securely.

🙏 Pairing

These are my favorite dishes to serve with Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks:

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Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks

Corinne Schmitt
Indulge in the cheesy goodness of Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks, a doughy delight with oozing melty cheese in every bite.
5 from 58 votes
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 280 kcal


  • Parchment paper
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Pizza Cutter


  • 2 loaves frozen bread dough
  • 12 mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted, for brushing


  • Lightly cover a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. To thaw the frozen bread loaves, place them in the casserole dish covered with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spritz it with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Roll the dough out on a clean surface and divide it into 24 equal rectangles. Wrap each rectangle around one cheese stick and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
    2 loaves frozen bread dough, 12 mozzarella cheese sticks
  • Once you’ve assembled all the breadsticks, cover the baking sheet and allow the bread to rise in a warm, draft-free location for about 20 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the breadsticks are golden.
  • Once cooked, remove the breadsticks from the oven. If desired, carefully brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with garlic salt.
    1 tablespoon butter


Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 10gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 580mgPotassium: 0.3mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.001gVitamin A: 33IUCalcium: 20mg
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