Speedy Cheese Sticks

These quick and easy breadsticks are filled with string cheese and pesto and served with spaghetti sauce for dipping.

Speedy Cheese Sticks
Servings: 12 Yield: 12 sticks Prep 15 mins Bake 375°F 12 mins to 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces string cheese (about 1 ounce each)
  • 2 packages (11 ounces each) refrigerated soft breadstick dough
  • 2 tablespoons bottled pesto
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup bottled spaghetti tomato sauce, for dipping

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice each piece of string cheese in half lengthwise. Lightly flour work surface and rolling pin.

2. Separate each package of bread-stick dough into 12 strips. Lightly roll 2 strips to 1-1/2-inch width. Spread middle of 1 strip with scant 1/4 teaspoon pesto. Place string cheese half on top of pesto. Spread scant 1/4 teaspoon pesto over middle of second strip of dough. Moisten edges with water. Place, pesto-side down, on top of cheese-topped strip; press edges together to seal. Repeat with remaining dough, pesto and cheese. Transfer cheese-bread sticks to ungreased baking sheet. Lightly brush with beaten egg white; sprinkle with grated Parmesan. With sharp knife, slash three 1/2-inch-long vents in top of each stick.

3. Bake in 375 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and puffed. Heat spaghetti sauce in small saucepan. Let cheese sticks cool slightly. Serve with warmed spaghetti sauce for dipping. Makes 12 sticks.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 197, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 9, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 26, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 8, sodium (mg): 494, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.