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Cheesy Breadsticks Wrapped in Bacon

Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks on a white plate with a white bowl of marinara sauce beside them.

Crispy. Chewy. Cheesy. These Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks will be the hit of any party you throw. It starts with homemade pizza dough, adds a twist of bacon and is rolled in shredded cheese. It is truly an indulgent appetizer your guests will devour.

Ingredients

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  • One Ball of Homemade Pizza Dough
  • 12 strips of Thick Center Cut Bacon
  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Roll out the ball of homemade pizza dough to an oval/rectangular shape  12 inches long by 8 inches wide. Using a pizza cutter, slice the dough width-wise into 12 strips.
  • Lay a piece of uncooked bacon onto a strip of dough. Holding each end, begin to twist until it looks like a candy cane.
  • Brush the melted butter on each breadstick and roll it in the shredded parmesan cheese.
  • Place the breadsticks on a wire rack placed over a cookie sheet and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the bacon is cooked crispy and the bread is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before eating.
  • Serve them with my spaghetti marinara sauce.
  • ENJOY!

Notes

  • A pizza cutter works great for cutting the dough into strips.
  • Twist in opposite directions from both ends until you get a nice candy-cane look. You want the bacon and the dough to basically be the same length when starting.
  • When picking out the type of bacon you want to use, go for the thick center-cut bacon. The center-cut bacon is meatier with less fat, therefore it doesn’t shrink up near as much.
  • A harder cheese like parmesan works best but you can use whatever type of cheese you want. I just would stay away from the soft type cheeses.
  • Use a cookie sheet with a wire rack on top so that they would cook evenly on all sides. Lining the pan with foil or parchment papers makes for easier cleanup.
  • What you’re looking for is a nice golden brown crust, bacon that is crispy and cheese that is not burnt.
  • Fill small plastic appetizer cups and let your guest have their own individual serving. This removes any possibility of “double dipping” which is a party no-no!

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