Breadsticks have and will always be our favorite weekend throwback snack/dinner. I love them, my husband loves them and more importantly they are kid approved!
I usually make the regular cheesy bread sticks but recently started making this jalapeno popper version and boy it’s good! like seriously I can’t even describe how delicious these cheesy bread sticks are.
I used my favorite pizza dough for the base, you can make the pizza dough at home using my fail proof recipe or purchase your favorite dough from the supermarket. The Pillsbury crescent dough also works great if you are in a hurry!
If your going to make the dough from scratch here are a few tips you must now in order to make it super light and perfect: 1) make sure the water for the dough is nice and warm, it will activate the yeast and help the dough rise faster. 2) add a tablespoon of Greek yogurt or regular yogurt into the dough mixture, I don’t know why but my pizza dough comes out perfect every time I add the yogurt. It adds a ton of flavor and moisture to the base of the pizza or bread sticks. 3) be sure to brush the edges (crust) of the bread sticks with a light layer of oil before putting them in the oven. The oil helps the crust be golden and prevents it from becoming hard and stiff.
But wait! the biggest secret of all to this recipe is the jalapeno/cream cheese mixture which is used to top of the dough. It gives the bread sticks and extra layer or flavor, texture and moisture. You bit into them and the creamy flavor of the cream cheese and jalapenos burst onto your pallet. Oh sooo good!!
Jalapeno Popper Cheesy Breadsticks
- For the dough
- 1 cup warm water
- 3 1/4 cups bread flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons yogurt I used Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons oil
- For the Cheesy jalapeno Bread Sticks
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup grated mild cheddar cheese
- 1 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
- 2 jalapenos seeded rinsed and diced
- For the Dough: Combine the yeast and warm water in a large mixing bowl, set aside for 5-8 minutes or until the yeast the yeast has activated and the mixture is bubbly. Add the salt, oil and half the flour and mix with a wooden spoon or in the stand mixture. Once the flour is fully incorporate remove the spatula and turn dough onto a floured board and knead for 5 minutes or until the dough is no longer sticky. Place in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 60-90 minutes. Once the dough has doubled in size punch down and divide it in two. Each part will make one batch or bread sticks or a pizza.
- For the bread sticks: Preheat oven to 500 degrees. In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, cleaned and diced jalapenos (be sure to remove the seeds), and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese in a bowl with a fork. Set aside.
Roll out the pizza dough into a 12-14 inch square or circle. You can do this on parchment paper or in a pizza pan. Once the dough is rolled out top with half the cream cheese mixture and reserve the other half for the 2nd pie. Try to spread it as evenly as possible, it's okay if it doesn't spread well because it will melt and spread in the oven. Top with the cheddar cheese and remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake at 500F for 15-20 minutes or until the crust in puffed up and lightly golden. Remove from oven and cut into long strips. Serve warm alone or with your favorite dipping sauce.
And that is my new favorite cheesy bread sticks recipe; I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Have a great weekend folks! 🙂
Theresa Rivers says
Im actually very disappointed in this recipe. I Bought he necessary ingredienrs, starrted the revipe, and then halfway theough i reaized that this recipe makes no sense.
WHen so i add the rest if the flour? WhEre does the yogurt go? In the dough? In the topping? Ughhhh. DisaPpointIng.
I have to agree with this. When is the yogurt and the rest of the flour added? It would be helpful to know this information.
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
OMG that gooey cheese is crazy! Bread sticks are a total comfort food for me 365 days a year and these look delish! I’m loving this spicy twist to them. 🙂
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
Layla, this looks delicious! I always make some extra dough when making pizza. Now, I’m thinking this is what I want to use the second batch to make. Breadsticks are delicious, but these jalapeño cheese ones sound incredible.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
I would serve these at any party I have! These are the perfect starter dish. Looks delish!
Oh, men! Major cheesy yum!
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
Oh my gosh, these bread sticks look SO GOOD!! I love, love jalapeno poppers, plus who doesn’t love bread sticks? Craving this! I have a roll of crescent roll dough I’m trying to use up in the fridge right now – this may just be on the menu! Pinning 🙂
I have never met anyone who doesn’t… Thanks, Alyssa 🙂
Leah | So, How's It Taste? says
Is it a bad thing if I just face plant into this and eat my way out? It looks so good and I’m a sucker for anything with cream cheese. 🙂
No it’s not! I’m sure you will love it Leah! 🙂
Wow , this is a great weekend recipe. Total party time appetizer. Love it! Also great tip about adding the greek yogurt to you pizza dough. I’m going to have to try that!
Thank you so much Katie!
Consuelo - Honey & Figs says
Ohhh I don’t think these breadsticks could look any better! That cheese is calling my name – this is what perfection tastes like! xx
Layla @ Brunch Time Baker says
Thanks Consuelo, it was so good!