Rhodes Rolls Breadsticks feature the popular frozen roll dough covered in butter, garlic, and cheese! They’re so easy to make and are sure to go quickly at your next family dinner!
My mom served these delicious breadsticks often when we were growing up, but I had forgotten about them until she made them for us at a recent family dinner.
They are so savory and cheesy and much better than traditional breadsticks (in my honest opinion).
This recipe works because it’s:
- Great for a crowd. Breadsticks are always a fan favorite, and this recipe makes plenty for your family dinner. Plus it’s easy to double if you need to have a lot!
- Only 4 ingredients. And they’re common ones too. As long as you have some sort of dough on hand, you’ll be good to go.
- Easy to make! Most of the work is already don’t for you since you’ll be using pre-made dough, so you can spend more time with your loved ones and less time in the kitchen.
Defrost 10 frozen Rhodes Rolls.
Carefully stretch and roll each piece of dough until it’s about 12 inches long.
Add 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese and 1 teaspoon of garlic salt to a plate. Gently whisk together to combine.
Dip each breadstick into 1/2 cup of melted butter and then roll in the Parmesan cheese.
Place the breadsticks on a lightly greased half-sheet pan with some space in between and cover.
Let rise until breadsticks have doubled in size (about 1-2 hours depending on the temperature of your kitchen).
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes.
Recipe Tips and Substitutions
The breadsticks don’t have to look uniform or perfect. Part of their charm is that no two breadsticks look alike!
One teaspoon of garlic salt is conservative. If you’d like them a little more garlic-y, you can add 1/2 – 1 teaspoon more of the garlic salt. Don’t go too crazy though or the garlic will be too overpowering!
If you don’t have garlic salt on hand, you can make your own! Just combine 3 tablespoons of salt with 1 tablespoon of garlic powder. Keep leftovers in an airtight container.
In addition, you can add the garlic salt to the butter instead of the Parmesan cheese. Or you can sprinkle it on top of the breadsticks once they’re on the pan.
The Parmesan cheese can get a little clumpy after a few of the buttery breadsticks have been rolled in it. To avoid this, you can only prepare half of the Parmesan cheese at a time, or you can pour half on another plate to use once the first plate gets used up.
I used Rhodes Rolls for this recipe, but you can use any frozen roll dough sold at your local grocery store.
The time it will take for the breadsticks to double depends on how warm your house is. If it’s cold weather when you make these, you can put them in a cold oven with just the light on and they should rise quicker than if you left them out on the counter.
More Like This
Looking for more delicious bread and roll recipes? You’ll love these!
- Cheesy French Bread
- Mashed Potato Rolls
- No-Knead Crescent Rolls
- Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
- Cheesy Drop Biscuits
The beauty of this recipe is that it’s made with pre-made Rhodes Rolls, but if you can’t find any you could also try these options:
-Fresh or frozen pizza dough
-Frozen bread loaves
-Frozen scone dough
-Homemade bread dough
Grated Parmesan often gets a bad rap because it’s processed and not the real thing, which is valid, but for this recipe, you’ll want to use the stuff in the green can. It will stick to the breadstick so much better than shredded Parmesan, it mixes easier with the garlic salt, and it crisps up nicer in the oven.
I hope your family loves these Rhodes Rolls breadsticks! If you make them, be sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram with @ashcroftfamilytable and use the hashtag #ashcroftfamilytable!
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Rhodes Rolls Breadsticks
- 10 frozen Rhodes Rolls
- ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ cup butter, melted
- Defrost Rhodes Rolls according to package directions.
- Once defrosted, carefully stretch and roll each piece of dough until it's about 12 inches long.
- Add Parmesan cheese and garlic salt to a plate. Gently whisk together to combine.
- Dip each breadstick into melted butter and then roll in the Parmesan cheese.
- Place the breadsticks on a lightly greased half-sheet pan with some space in between and cover.
- Let rise until breadsticks have doubled in size (about 1-2 hours depending on the temperature of your kitchen).*
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes.