Mary Kate’s Breadsticks

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | August 10th, 2007 | Appetizers, Recipes

Recently, there was a merging of two families, expanding my household from two to four children.  At the initial meeting of the four children, I decided a little cooking might be a good ice breaker for the girls.  Plus, a fun snack in the middle of the afternoon would work for all six of us.

I wanted to make something that would require very little grown-up interference.  I also wanted the recipe to allow for multiple hands assisting in the process.  Breadsticks seemed to be the obvious choice.  Rolling out the dough is shared easily, as it takes a bit of kid power to get it to the correct thickness.  Plus, with multiple toppings, each child could be responsible for one.

As I hoped, the kitchen work went well.  Our two girls, plus a friend, had fun preparing a midafternoon munchy.  The entire family enjoyed the treat, and our first day as a family of six was a terrific success.

Mary Kate’s Breadsticks


  1. 1 lb. pizza dough*
  2. olive oil
  3. garlic powder
  4. fresh parmesan cheese, grated
  5. marinara sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Divideball of dough into 2 pieces.
  2. On floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Brush a thin layer of olive oil onto dough. Sprinkle dough with garlic powder and parmesan cheese to desired amount of flavor.
  3. Using a pizza wheel, cut dough into strips, approximately 6 inches by 3/4 inch.
  4. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes.
  5. While first batch of breadsticks is baking, repeat directions with the second half of dough.
  6. Serve immediately with warmed marinara for dipping.
  1. *Homemade pizza dough can be used.
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