Pull Apart Pizza Sticks

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza
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These simple Pull Apart Pizza Sticks are an easy dinner or fun appetizer. The kids will love to help you make these!

I am all about an easy dinner.

Especially one that my kids won’t groan or gag at.

Last night we made red beans and rice and my little guy took one bite of the beans and started gagging at the table.

Such a nice reaction to the the meal I spent the last HOUR preparing.

It’s those precious moments that I need to remind myself that I am supposed to love them ALL the time.

My kids aren’t the pickiest eaters out there, but when something crosses their lips that they don’t enjoy, gagging seems to be their first impulse.

Nothing better than going extreme to get your point across.

Anyhow, most kids like pizza.

And most adults.

Because it’s basically the perfect food.

 

Which bring me to these Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks, which are a fun spin on pizza…and can totally be used for an appetizer.  Because really, a meal disguised as an appetizer is the best idea.

And THAT is why my jeans are tight.

 

Let’s talk breadsticks…

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza

Also, apparently breadsticks is 2 words.  Which I find super annoying.  SO I’m going to continue to spell it as one.  Take THAT dictionary.

 

Just open you a can of breadsticks and separate it into 2 equal parts, stretching the dough so it’s a little thinner.

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza

Top that with cheese. All the cheese…

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza

Then top that with your favorite pizza topping.  In this case we used pepperoni because we aren’t creative at all.

Just make sure to chop your topping into smaller bits…

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza

Sprinkle the cheese with your topping du jour…

Dior.

Sorry.  That COMMERCIAL!

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza

OK, place your remaining breadstick sheet on top of all that and brush with garlic butter.  YESSSSS…

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza

Sprinkle parmesan cheese all over the top.  Or even more mozzarella is you’re feeling cray!

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza

Bake it up until lightly golden…

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza

And dippity dip dip.

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza

If you have a non-pepperoni lover in your house, aka the gagger, let’s make cheesy pull apart breadsticks instead.

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza

Fill it with just cheese and top with more cheese and a little parsley to look pretty!

Pull Apart Pizza Breadsticks ~ A super easy appetizer or light meal! The kid's will LOVE these! www.cookiesandcups.com #recipe #easy #pizza

Such an easy quick meal or appetizer!!

Pull Apart Pizza Sticks
 
makes 6 breadsticks
Ingredients
  • 1 (11 oz) can breadsticks
  • ¾ cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1 - 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ⅛ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ butter
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • pizza sauce for dipping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Open can of breadsticks and separate into 2 equal portions. Place one portion on lined baking sheet, and stretch dough slightly, careful not to pull the perforated sticks apart.
  4. Top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Stretch remaining dough to match the bottom layer and place on top, lightly pinching the edges to close.
  5. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter together with the garlic powder. Brush on top of the breadsticks.
  6. Top with Parmesan cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with pizza sauce to dip
Notes
To make the cheesy breadstick version, follow directions as stated, but omit the pepperoni, and top with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, and sprinkle with parsley.

lightly adapted from Pillsbury

 

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Guest
January 28, 2014 12:28 pm

Mmmm those look so yummy! And so easy! That’s the best part, right?

Guest
January 28, 2014 12:51 pm

I know a few folks around here who would probably eat pizza every day if they could. Although we also really adore rice and beans.

Making pepperoni pizza is always a challenge, because SOMEONE (not me) always eats the pepperoni beforehand. Then that same person complains that there’s not enough pepperoni on the pie. Jeez.

Guest
January 28, 2014 1:12 pm

I need these in my life.

Guest
January 28, 2014 1:56 pm

Gah!! These are so fun!

Guest
January 28, 2014 2:00 pm

I think I need to be in your family. I’d totally eat tear a bowl of red beans and rice UP!! And these. I think I could down a dozenish?

Guest
January 28, 2014 3:40 pm

“And THAT is why my jeans are tight.” > too funny! love that
There is nothing more frustrating than making a new “exciting” dinner and getting weird looks after the first bite…the mixture of rage and disappointment within me is inexplicable.
These look amazing though! My husband would love them

Guest
January 28, 2014 3:54 pm

It’s always nice to hear of other families having dinner drama too! These look super yummy and EASY!!

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Ann F.
January 28, 2014 5:33 pm

These looks delicious! And easy. My favorite combination. :-)I have been wanting to suggest something about your posts but didn’t want to seem obnoxious. I would love it if you would include the recipe name in the subject of your email notifications. I save many of your recipes on ZipList, but some I want to come back and look at later. Sorry if this was not the right place to enter a suggestion.

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Lindsay
January 28, 2014 6:23 pm

Wow. I was JUST thinking about what to make for dinner and realized that I had ingredients for pizza. I will definitely be making this! I usually make my own pizza dough. Do you have any suggestions for making these pull apart, even if I’m making homemade dough? Thanks!

Guest
January 28, 2014 7:39 pm

Yaay!! A dinner that kids don’t gag over! Lol. Glad I’m not the only mom who has kids like that. Nothing ruins a lovely family Spaghetti dinner like the 7 year old making super dramatic faces. Pizza is usually a hit here too!

Guest
January 29, 2014 10:04 am

Look at this cheesy pepperoni-y goodness! Fun recipe!

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Joan in VA
January 29, 2014 10:20 am

At least your kid just gags. One of mine would actually hurl.
The first time he met spinach, he gagged, choked, and hurled right onto the plate. This was almost 40 years ago and it was canned spinach. Since then, he has never been able to eat what he considers to be’slimy’ foods. No Jello, no canned spinach, no gravy.

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Stephanie
January 29, 2014 11:06 am

I am going to make a hundred of these on the weekend for dinner! What a great idea. I love those breadsticks.

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Laura
January 29, 2014 1:55 pm

These look great!

Also, you are hilarious!!

Guest
January 29, 2014 8:55 pm

What a fantastic idea for party snacks!

Guest
January 30, 2014 6:30 am

These look so fun and delicious! So craving pizza for breakfast right now :) Thanks for sharing.

Guest
January 30, 2014 8:41 am

I’d eat them all. For a snack. lol

Guest
January 30, 2014 11:57 am

These look Ah-Mazing!! Would so be worth the jeans being a little snug! 😉 And I agree, breadsticks should totally be one word!

Guest
February 2, 2014 9:50 pm

Seriously, who doesn`t love pizza? I crave for it at least once a week! In appetizer form? In love.

Guest
February 9, 2014 10:41 am

Serves one, right? 😉 PLEASEsayyessssss

Guest
February 17, 2014 4:50 pm

Could I use pie dough instead of breadsticks?

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September 24, 2014 12:01 pm

Oh my.. these look ahh-mazing! I’m so gonna try these and soon :) These would be perfect for a girls’ night, or a weekend night with the fam. I’m sure they would love me forever if I managed to make anything with even remote resemblance to this 😀

Seriously, I need those in my life.

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