Surprise! We just posted a pizza dough recipe, and….tada! Now you get to try it out with these absolutely amazing garlic pizza sticks.
We were having some friends over for dinner one night, and we were (I know you will all be shocked by this) bbqing. I was in charge of a starch side. I had no potatoes, and didn’t feel like making rice. Such problems, right?
Anyway, as I searched my pantry, refrigerator and freezer for some sort of idea, I found a ball of THAT pizza dough that I had frozen a few weeks prior. I thought, surely there is something I can do with this. I didn’t want to make an actual pizza, as we were having a different main course, but I remembered those great Bosco sticks that we used to get in college and I thought SURELY those aren’t that hard to make.
You can cook this in one of two ways – you can obviously bake it in the oven. If you go that route, then bake it at 350 for about 25 – 30 minutes. The cheese will actually get a little crunchy – it’s a different texture than pizza. So good. I wish pizza would get crunchy cheese…so hungry now. The other way you can cook it is to grill it! If you choose to grill, please see our video of how to grill pizza from beginning to end.
I started with what makes everything yummy – butter. Before I tell you this recipe, please remember that this is for an ENTIRE gi-normous pizza. It’s really big. Now, the 4 adults that sat down for dinner that night ate every last one of them, but we definitely didn’t have to. That was 100% our choice. So when you make this, depending on the amount of people you are cooking for, you may want to consider only using HALF of the dough.
Looking back, that may have been a smarter idea for my hips. But we were so happy. And it was so good. So….you may decide to half this recipe, but I must be honest: I probably won’t.
Grilled Garlic Pizza Sticks
- I ball of pizza dough see basic pizza dough
- gulp 1 1/2 sticks of melted butter
- 7 crushed garlic cloves
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon parsley I like fresh, but you can use dried
- Spread dough out as you would for a regular pizza - for specifics on HOW to cook a pizza on the grill, please visit that post.
- Pour melted butter on dough. Scatter crushed garlic cloves over butter. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, then the parmesan cheese. Shake some salt and pepper over the top. I usually add the parsley AFTER it's cooked. That way the green stays pretty. Instead of turning an ugly brown in the oven.
- Instead of slicing into pizza slices, slice into thin sticks. Hence, the garlic pizza sticks.