When I found this recipe for Pizza Bread Sticks, I was impressed. Not only did it sound delicious, but it was prepared differently than I expected.

I came across this recipe at Health Discovery.com, which is a Weight Watchers support network. And I adapted the recipe a bit, making a few small changes. I was super excited to give it a try, and I was not disappointed! They were yummy and flavorful, and though it’s not a perfect substitute for a slice of real NY pizza, I enjoyed it nonetheless.

It also makes a unique appetizer recipe to use for parties or potlucks. And it would make a tasty snack for the kids. Though this is not an official one of Weight Watchers Bread Stick Recipes, I think that any one who’s looking for a tasty, low point total snack, will find this dish a real treat. Enjoy!

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Pizza Bread Sticks Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded, reduced fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 of a small red onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp fresh chopped basil leaves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Non-fat cooking spray
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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 2 large nonstick baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in small bowl; stir until yeast dissolves. Let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly.
  3. Meanwhile, place all remaining ingredients except oil, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, garlic powder, Kosher salt and Parmesan cheese, in food processor; process a few seconds to combine.
  4. With food processor running, gradually add yeast mixture and oil. Process just until mixture forms a ball. (Add an additional 2 tablespoons flour if dough is too sticky.)
  5. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface; knead 1 minute. Let dough rest 5 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, combine the 1/2 tsp oregano, garlic powder, Kosher salt, and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
  7. Roll out dough with lightly floured rolling pin to form 14X8-inch rectangle; cut dough crosswise into 14, 1/2-inch-wide strips. Twist dough strips (optional); place on prepared baking sheets.
  8. Lightly spray strips with nonfat cooking spray, and then sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and Parmesan cheese mixture.
  9. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned.
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**Try serving with a side of marinara sauce for dipping!

Entire recipe makes 14 servings
Serving size = 1 pizza stick
Each serving = 2 Points

1 Comment

  1. Have you tried this in a bread machine dough cycle? How did it turn out?