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Breadsticks with Parmesan Cheese and Herbs

Yields16 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

Breadsticks with Parmesan and Herbs has a fluffy but crispy texture. Using homemade pizza dough, these breadsticks seasoned with parmesan, a variety of herbs, and baked in Colavita Olive Oil, is the perfect side for any savory pasta or soup.

Breadsticks with Parmesan Cheese and Herbs

 1 round fresh pizza dough
 0.50 cup grated parmesan cheese, for topping
 4 tbsp fresh rosemary
 4 tbsp fresh chives
 Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Prepare the pizza dough and a large sheet of parchment paper drizzled with Colavita Olive Oil. After the first rise of the dough, punch it down in the bowl and place it on the parchment paper (feel free to work in batches to make it more manageable).


Press the dough into a 6-by-12-inch rectangle.


Brush the dough rectangle lightly with Colavita Olive Oil and cover it with plastic wrap.


Set it aside for about 10 minutes. (You can also refrigerate the dough for up to 12 hours for later use.)


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and brush the parchment paper with Colavita Olive Oil.


Cut the dough in half crosswise and then cut each half into equal strips, about ½ “wide.


Stretch and roll each strip of dough into a thin 12-to-14-inch-long rope. Transfer the ropes to the prepared baking sheets, leaving about ½ inch space between ropes.


Brush the breadsticks lightly with Colavita Olive Oil, then sprinkle with the Parmesan and the fresh herbs.


Bake until golden and crisp, about 30 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through.


Remove the breadsticks from the baking sheet and allow them to cool. The longer you bake the breadsticks, the more crisp they will be, so if you’d like a crispier breadstick, feel free to bake them another 5 minutes.


You can store the breadsticks in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 16