Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Garlic Breadsticks

This has been a busy and unusual week in our home. There was no menu plan for this week because I knew we'd only be eating together at home on Monday night. On Tuesday, the FD left to go up north to hunt for a few days and I am leaving later this afternoon to spend a few days doing some Christmas baking with my mom.

So, with only having one meal at home together, I didn't bother with planning a menu or grocery shopping. We just threw together a quick bite to eat on Monday night with stuff we had kicking around. I had originally planned on making Mexican Chicken Stew for this week's Food Network Cooking Chef's Challenge but since I didn't have everything to make it, I decided to just stick with something easy and make Garlic Breadsticks to go with our Monday evening meal.

Garlic Breadsticks - from David Lieberman
Flour, for surface
1 package refrigerated, prepared pizza dough or make your own
4 cloves garlic, pressed
1/3 cup olive oil
Few pinches salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Dust a counter surface with a bit of flour.

Roll pizza dough into a ball and cut ball into quarters.

Roll each quarter into a 1-inch thick snake shape. Cut snakes into 5-inch pieces.

Place on a cookie sheet, well spaced apart.

Whisk together the garlic, oil and salt in a bowl.

Brush the mixture onto the dough.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly risen and golden brown.

Makes 6 servings.

These breadsticks were nothing special, but they were tasty, quick and easy - a combination that will make me happy any day. Head over to Sarah's to see what everyone else made for this week's challenge.


  1. Looks good! I was thinking of doing something similar to make dinner rolls tonight.

  2. Looks like a super easy breadstick recipe, and I bet the garlic would be great on pizza also.

  3. I thought about this recipe too -- glad you enjoyed them.

  4. Nothing like warm breadsticks for a bit of food comfort. Glad you found something quick and easy! ~~thanks for playing along~~

  5. That's the way mine was too. Nothing to write home about.

  6. Tasty and quick is okay I think! It is seeming like most of the recipes that I've gotten to so far this week have been "okay" but nothing WOWING! I wonder if he has any really really spectacular ones or if they're all just okay?