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Pizza Dough Breadsticks

Chicago-Style deep dish breadsticks are the easy version of fan-favorite Chicago style pizza. Dip these pizza dough breadsticks into your favorite pizza sauce for a fun appetizer or game day snack! 

Chicago-Style deep dish breadsticks and super cheese pull

I have a confession to make.

I don’t enjoy deep dish pizza. Stop the presses. I am sure I’m breaking some unwritten rule as a life-long Chicagoan. Chicago-style thin crust, cut into squares is more my thing.

Pizza is pizza however, and all visitors to Chicago feel the need to try deep dish pizza. It is loved by many (just not me.)

One of the best parts of deep dish pizza is alllll of the layers. And the crusty sides (if you’re at Pequods.)

Those layers are what I’ve used as my inspiration for these cheesy breadsticks.

Chicago-Style deep dish breadsticks before going in the oven

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Chicago-Style Deep Dish Breadsticks

Start with your favorite pizza dough. You can make it from-scratch or buy it at the store.

Important Recipe Note: If using store bought dough, make sure you don’t use dough marked “thin-crust.”

Roll out the dough so it is in the shape of a long rectangle. Then fold it on top of itself so you have a two-layered rectangle. Place it into a high sided pan, pressing the sides of the dough up against the pan.

Brush a mix of melted butter, garlic and Italian seasoning on top. The flavors and smells of this alone will have you craving your pizza dough breadsticks to be done as soon as possible.

Chicago-Style deep dish breadsticks and homemade pizza sauce

Time to pop it in the oven for a quick cook. This will be about half the total cook time.

When you remove the pan, use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut the dough into breadsticks. I like a long cut down the center and then slices on the horizontal side.

Pile on the cheese and a little more Italian seasoning. I can never get enough of either.

Place the pan back in the oven and finish baking. When you remove the breadsticks from the oven, you will be left with a thick, doughy and cheesy masterpiece.

Serve it with your favorite pizza sauce and you’re all set for game day!

Chicago-Style deep dish breadsticks cut into rectangles
Chicago-Style deep dish breadsticks dipped into pizza sauce
Chicago-Style deep dish breadsticks are the easy version of fan-favorites Chicago style pizza. Dip them into your favorite pizza sauce for a fun game day snack! |

Pizza Dough Breadsticks

Yield: 12 breadsticks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

Chicago-Style deep dish breadsticks are the easy version of fan-favorites Chicago style pizza. Dip them into your favorite pizza sauce for a fun game day snack!


  • 14 ounce can refrigerated pizza crust (regular, not thin)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon mined garlic
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded or shaved
  • ¼ cup Romano cheese, grated


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 8 x 11 tall sided pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Shape the pizza dough into a long rectangle shape. Fold the dough in half, into a smaller rectangle. Place the dough in the prepared pan, pushing the crust up against the sides of the pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and garlic. Evenly brush the combination onto the pizza crust.
  4. Place in the oven for 8 minutes, then remove. Use a pizza cutter or a butter knife to cut the dough into breadsticks. Sprinkle the mozzarella, Parmesan and Romano cheeses evenly across the breadsticks.
  5. Place the pan back in the oven, for 6-8 minutes, or until the top is browned and crispy.
  6. Remove from oven and serve with pizza sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 277mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

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Thursday 29th of December 2016

Simple dishes are always the best ! Thank you and have a pleasant day !


Tuesday 18th of October 2016

O.M.G...that looks heavenly! Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday!


Wednesday 12th of October 2016

Jenny looks so yummy just pinned thanks for sharing over at Turn It Up Tuesday :)

Sue Donaldson

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

i love using my bread machine and set on dough cycle and this is a perfect way to use it!

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