In this easy homemade breadstick recipe, prepared pizza dough is topped with Parmesan cheese and dried basil for a no-knead alternative to dinner rolls. For a crispier texture more like grissini, roll the breadsticks long and thin and bake until golden.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook


Recipe Summary

45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Arrange racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.

  • Divide dough into 16 equal pieces and roll each into a 12- to 14-inch-long breadstick on a lightly floured surface (see Tip). Place the breadsticks at least 1/2 inch apart on the baking sheets. Brush with oil and sprinkle with Parmesan and basil, pressing if necessary to help it stick.

  • Bake the breadsticks on the upper and lower racks, switching the pans halfway through, until lightly brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.


Tips: Look for balls of prepared whole-wheat pizza dough at your supermarket, fresh or frozen and without any hydrogenated oils.

If your dough “resists” being rolled out, let it rest 10 to 15 minutes, then try rolling it out again.

Nutrition Facts

1 breadstick
76 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 11g; dietary fiber 0.6g; sugars 0.5g; fat 3.1g; saturated fat 0.3g; cholesterol 0.7mg; vitamin a iu 9.1IU; folate 0.5mcg; calcium 14.7mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 1.4mg; potassium 4.4mg; sodium 90.6mg.

1 starch, 1/2 fat