Pepperoni Pizza Breadsticks

Homemade breadsticks flavored with turkey pepperoni and pizza spices is easy to make at home.

Have to make these for dinner again.  The kids loved them - Pepperoni Pizza Breadsticks Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy

This winter feels like it is lasting forever. I live in Georgia and we don’t normally get much of a winter let alone snow. Every year we hope and pray for just a little. This year I am hoping and praying for no more snow.  We have 7 snows days to make up, crazy.  I’m also sick of soup and stews.  That never happens.  Usually we have a lot of warm days in the winter when hot soups and stews just aren’t as appealing or needed.  This year is seems we needed a warm bowl of comfort food everyday.  So, what is a girl to do?  Bake breadsticks to go with dinner; that’s what.  When I was making these, I had pizza on my mind which is why they ended up with pepperoni and pizza seasonings on them.

When we have a soup or stew, I need something to dunk in that delicious gravy or broth.  It’s just something I have not grown out of.  I need to dip, dunk, soak a piece of bread, roll, something into that luscious sauce.  The other upside of being snowed in is, there is plenty of time to let the yeast work its magic and the dough to rise.  I put the dough together and placed it in a warm spot by one of our air vents.  Then we went out to play in the snow for a couple of hours.  Kids were sledding down our street, making snowmen and snow angels and having snowball fights.  The first two times was really fun.  Our neighbors were out with their kids and everyone was so jovial.  By about the 5th snow day, we were all ready for the snow to go far, far away and the kids to be back in school.
Have to make these for dinner again.  The kids loved them - Pepperoni Pizza Breadsticks Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy

We would come back in when we couldn’t take the cold anymore. My hubby would light a fire in the fireplace and I would brew up some hot chocolate or tea. The dough would be ready to be shaped into bread sticks and popped in the oven. They are really easy to make. I was worried the dough would be fiddly and hard to shape but it wasn’t. The dough behaved so nicely and the breadsticks came together in minutes. Then we could enjoy our nice hot bowl of comfort soup or stew and happily dunk our breadsticks in the liquid.

It’s amazing what a homemade breadstick can do for your dinner and mood.  They remind me of my childhood and bring an easy smile to my face.  They lighten the mood and bring some fun to another dinner.  Once you start making your own baked goods, it is hard to stop.  The glorious smell of bread or rolls baking is irresistible.  It is almost as good as eating a warm slice.  Yes, sometimes we just cannot wait for the bread to cool completely before we dig in.  Don’t tell anyone!  Try Pepperoni Pizza Breadsticks for dinner and bring some fun back to the family dinner.
Have to make these for dinner again.  The kids loved them - Pepperoni Pizza Breadsticks Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy

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Yields 26 breadsticks

Pepperoni Pizza Breadsticks

1 hr, 10 Prep Time

35 minCook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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  • 1 ½ cups lukewarm water (100-110°)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ cup chopped turkey pepperoni
  • 2 ½ tsp. instant yeast
  • 2 ¼ (270 grams) cups unbleached bread flour
  • 2 cups (240 grams) whole wheat white flour
  • Topping:
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp. pizza seasoning


  1. Spray a 13 x 18” half sheet pan with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix all ingredients for dough together.
  3. Switch to dough hook and knead for about 5 minutes.
  4. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  5. Spread dough into the sheet pan, stretching it to the edges. If it shrinks back, wait 10 minutes and try again.
  6. Spray a sharp knife or pizza cutter with cooking spray. Cut the shorter side of the dough into 13 strips, 1” wide. Turn the pan and cut the breadsticks in half.
  7. Cover the pan and let rise for another 45 to 60 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°.
  9. Brush breadsticks with egg white and sprinkle with pizza seasoning.
  10. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  11. Place on a wire rack. Let cool slightly and serve.


Nutritional value per breadstick: Cal 80/Fat 1 gram/Carbs 13 grams/Fiber 1 gram/Protein 3 grams

Adapted from King Arthur

Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. My carb-addict son would be all over these - they look delicious!
  2. These Pepperoni Pizza bread sticks looks wonderful!! My son would love them.
  3. These look amazing!! I love anything to do with pizza :)
  4. This is my kind of afternoon snack. I may or may not have been known to make a meal out of breadsticks dunked in marinara before. :D
  5. Looks so delicious. Can't wait to try it out.
  6. Christie Daruwalla says
    Thanks for including my breadstick recipe.

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