Tired of spending money eating out? Make these Pizza Hut Soft Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks (Small Batch) at home for a fraction of the cost. Serve them with Pepperoni Dipping Sauce, which tastes like pizza without the pizza.
Why is it when we as a society order pizza, we also order breadsticks?
I mean that’s a lot of bread between the pizza dough and the breadsticks, but I think it’s because the breadsticks are the best part.
In fact, I’d be perfectly content eating a small box of breadsticks rather than a small pizza for dinner, especially if they are these Pizza Hut Soft Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks (Small Batch).
Think of the money you’d be saving by making them instead of eating out. Pair them up with Pepperoni Dipping Sauce, and you’ll never miss the pizza.
If you are a Top Chef fan, you may recognize the dipping sauce.
During the All Stars season, Mike Isabella created a pepperoni dipping sauce that the judges went nuts over.
After that season finished, Mike opened up his restaurant Graffiato, where I later dragged my dad for dinner.
On the menu they had the pepperoni dipping sauce as an appetizer, and I knew I just had to get it. And it was even better than I expected.
With that in mind, I wanted to recreate it at home. Mike does have his recipe on the internet, and I made a few minor tweaks to it for my taste.
The biggest mistake I made with these garlic parmesan breadsticks is making them with nobody else around.
Let’s just say I had my share of carbs for the week in one sitting.
The dough is a bit soft to work with, which contributes to the breadsticks’ soft texture.
The breadsticks are best eaten the day they are made, but that won’t stop you from eating any leftovers.
*This recipe was updated 4/17/20 to make a small batch recipe of 6 breadsticks. The photos reflect a full batch, but I assure you the recipe as written makes 6 breadsticks. It’s not a typo.
*If you only had shredded Parmesan cheese on hand, finely chop before using. ***If you're making the dough ahead of time, once shaped loosely cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Let the pan sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking.
Pepperoni Dipping Sauce
Breadsticks are best eaten the day they're made, but they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
For the pepperoni dipping sauce:
Sources: Adapted from Gourmet Mom On The Go and Graffiato
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*If you only had shredded Parmesan cheese on hand, finely chop before using.
***If you're making the dough ahead of time, once shaped loosely cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Let the pan sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking.
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