Do you love a certain pizza chain’s breadsticks? You know, the restaurant with the red roof? Well, here is a copycat version of their deep-dish style breadsticks that you can make at home!
Our family adores pizza. Because we prefer to make it on our own, we very rarely get pizza delivery or even carry-out. I can probably count on one hand the number of times we’ve ordered from a pizza delivery place. Don’t get me wrong – carryout or delivery pizza is good, but we just don’t order it all that often.
My husband has a fond memory of going to the pizza restaurant with the red roof (I’m purposely not mentioning the names since I don’t want to get in trouble for trademark infringement… and I’ve had a large restaurant chain email me before about this). He used to get a coupon for a free personal pizza if he read a certain number of books in a month while in elementary school. He and his family would go to the restaurant and get his free pizza.
While my school didn’t have a similar reading program, I did enjoy going to the same restaurant chain. What I remember is really enjoying their breadsticks. I’ve managed to recreate them here at home, and my family and I all loved them. I was lazy and did not make my own marinara so I just used a jarred pasta sauce instead.
This was a fun recipe to make and brought up some great childhood memories. I hope you enjoy these!
Husband’s rating: 4.5 out of 5
Addie’s rating: 4.5 out of 5
My rating: 4.5 out of 5
Copycat pizza chain breadsticks
- 1 and ½ cups warm water
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 and ¼ teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter divided and melted
- 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, add the warm water, sugar and yeast. Allow the mixture to rest until it is foamy, about 4-5 minutes.
- Add the olive oil and yeast. Then add about 4 cups of the flour and knead on low speed. Add more flour as needed and mix on medium speed until the dough is smooth and tacky (it should not stick to your fingers).
- Get two 9"x13" baking pans. In the bottom of each pan, add 4 Tablesoons of melted butter (for a total of 8 Tablespoons of butter between the two pans). Set aside.
- Transfer half of the dough to a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll it to an approximate 9"x13" rectangle. Transfer it to one of your prepared baking pans. Make sure to spread the dough out to all of the edges of the pan. Repeat with the other half of dough.
- Brush the top of each piece of dough with 1 additional Tablespoon of butter (each; so 2 total Tablespoons). Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest and double, about 1-2 hours.
- In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the seasoning together and set aside.
- Preheat your oven 475°F. Remove the plastic wrap and score each pan of dough into 10 equal portions. Bake in your preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until the breadsticks start to turn a light golden color.
- Brush the tops of each pan of breadsticks with 1 additional Tablespoon of melted butter (for a total of 2 Tablespoons). Sprinkle the top with the seasoning.
- Once the breadsticks have cooled slightly, break into individual breadsticks and serve.