When it comes to convenience and making sure your kids have a wholesome snack, cheese sticks can truly be a mom’s best friend. They have major kid appeal and when your little ones are on the go, cheese sticks are an easy to hold, protein-rich food (that won’t make a total mess!). Whenever my kids are hungry in between meals, they know where to go_ straight to the drawer in our fridge which I always keep stocked with a healthy supply of cheddar and mozzarella sticks.

My kids will also eat pizza pretty much any time of day, but it’s not exactly a food I want them running around the house with. I don’t know why, but one day I thought about marrying the convenience of cheese sticks with pizza — kind of a mess-free meal for active kids. The results were pretty popular with Kenya and Chloe. All I have to say these days is, “who wants a Cheesy Bread Stick,” and before I can even offer one to my kids it’s been grabbed out of my hand.

I wouldn’t say this is the healthiest recipe on weelicious, but I sure as heck don’t have to twist anyone’s arm to take a bite of the crusty pizza dough filled with oozing cheese. Sometimes that’s reason alone to make them!


Cheesy Bread Sticks

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 pound white or whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 package mozzarella cheese sticks
  • pizza sauce



    Sodium: 560mg | Fiber: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Calories: 290kcal | Fat: 10g | Protein: 14g | Carbohydrates: 33g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. Cook at a lower temp. Mine did the same but I freezed a few and at a lower temp the did fine. But I do suggest letting them defrost before cooking because the bread dosnt poff when put straight in

    2. When I pushed “like” on this. It posted it to my facebook page. Next to it there is a big frown face. So now my friends think I posted this saying I don’t like it. I hope you get what I am saying 😉 I just don’t want people to miss out on this great recipe.

    3. Loving this idea, just brilliant. It seems pretty healthy to me, especially if it’s whole wheat dough. I gotta feeling my husband would love these on a Saturday, too busy working around the house to stop, kinda day. Brava!

    4. These might be good for sending in lunchboxes, too! I think I’ll see how well they work with my gluten-free pizza crust recipe.

    5. OK – I just tried these and saw the other comment about using a lower heat setting before I put them in the oven. I baked them at 400 and in less than 10 minutes they were all oozing out. I really want this recipe to work, so I will probably try it again at 375… So bummed 🙁

    6. try freezing the cheese sticks for an hour before making. they are still soft and gooey and ive never had a problem with them oozing out,also may not have enough dough wrapped around them. try 1/2 a roll fold ends up then continue rolling the cheese in dough. hope one of these helps

    7. We had something like these when I was in Jr. High and everyone loved them. They always had to make extras and still ran out so you had to get in line fast. I haven’t found anything like them since. I have tried I thought I found some in the freezer section at Walmart but when I tried them the bread wasn’t soft and I was disappointed. Then I saw this recipe and got really excited! I have seen the comments below. I think I will actually freeze the cheese itself instead of the whole thing. Fingers crossed! 🙂

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