Italian Cheese Twists

I tried this recipe for the first time last night and it was definitely a keeper!  These breadsticks were really easy, especially if you use frozen bread dough instead of making your own dough, and they look so pretty!  Here’s a printable version:   Italian Cheese Twists Printable Recipe


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed (I made my own dough using the recipe for Italian Bread)
  • ¼ cup butter, softened (I didn’t use all the butter – maybe 2/3 of it)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds and/or grated Parmesan cheese (I used parmesan cheese)


On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12-inch square.   Combine butter and seasonings; spread over dough.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Fold dough into thirds.

Cut crosswise into 24 strips, ½ inch each.  Twist each strip twice; pinch ends to seal.

Place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, beat egg and water; brush over the twists.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and/or Parmesan cheese.  

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.  Yield:  2 dozen.

from Taste of Home magazine

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Born in Kentucky, I am a wife and mom to 1 son and 2 daughters . I have an ink pen obsession, as well as a love for all things planner. I have been married for 10 years to my high school crush. I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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3 thoughts on “Italian Cheese Twists

  1. I’ve been saving recipes you’ve shared for at least two months now. I currently don’t have a kitchen (I know – horrible). All I have is a microwave and that’s no way to cook! I’m very excited to get back to my kitchen and start cooking. I always get so inspired by what you share.

    I’m looking forward to more!

    1. Sorry you don’t have a kitchen. I’ve been reading your posts – still in Germany? You must be a very flexible person to live without a home for now. I admire that. I’m not sure I could do it.

      I know you’re looking forward to the day when you get your kitchen back. I hope it’s soon! Thanks for supporting homemakersdaily.

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