Roasted Garlic, Parmesan & Pepper Breadsticks

8 Nov

Roasted Garlic, Pepper & Parmesan Breadsticks

This is a great recipe as an appetizer or as a snack.  I do them with store-bought dough from the supermarket.  Unfortunately in Puerto Rico, where I live I can’t find this dough in a whole-wheat version, but if you can find it I highly encourage it.  As soon as I learn how to make the whole-wheat dough from scratch, I will share it with you.

So here is the easy version:

1 tub of store-bought breadstick dough (whole-wheat prefereable)
6 roasted garlic cloves
shaved or grated parmesan cheese
freshly-cracked pepper
  1. Pre-heat over according to manufacturer’s directions.  Usually, it’s about 350 degrees. 
  2. Open the package of breadstick dough and lay open on a cutting board.
  3. I cut the breadsticks in half so the breadsticks are not too long and can fit better on a cookie sheet.
  4. Take the roasted garlic cloves and rub them all over the dough.  See below to make Rosted Garlic.
  5. Crack fresh ground pepper on top of dough and sprinkle with parmesan.  Press pepper and cheese into the dough so its sticks.
  6. Twist each breadstick dough and place in a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Bake in oven according to manufacturer’s directions.

To make Roasted Garlic

  1. Cut the top from a garlic head.
  2. Place cut garlic head in a foil with a piece parchement paper – the parchment is for the garlic not to touch the foil paper
  3. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper over garlic
  4. Close the foil/parchment papers to create a pouch.  Before closing completely,  drizzle a bit of water to create some steam.
  5. Roast in a 400 degree oven for about 40-50 minutes.  The smell will tell you when it’s done.


And even though this is a savory breadstick, even kids love them.  Here’s a picture of my niece eating one of the many she had a few nights ago.

One Response to “Roasted Garlic, Parmesan & Pepper Breadsticks”

  1. Ana November 14, 2007 at 5:36 pm #

    I am the niece’s mom, and can attest to the fact that she loved the breadsticks and happily ate Madelyn’s spinach fettucine…Hello, they are “Shrek’s Spaghetti”!
    Madelyn, congrats on your blog. Love that you are sharing your recipes with us…I am happy to continue being one of your “victims”…and so far, have loved it all (except veggie salchichas).

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