I found this amazing breadstick recipe on www.fabulesslyfrugal.com/my-favorite-breadstick-recipe. She has easy to follow step-by-step instructions and pics. So, I followed it, then went a slightly overboard. My thought process was, “what if I add a hot dog…then covered it with cheese?” Yes, yeeesssss.
I use Jennio’s turkey franks because they have great flavor and less sodium (only 300mg per hotdog) and fat than most other hot dogs. I ended up slicing the hotdog lengthwise purely so I could eat more.
This recipe received huge approval by the children (and husband) and instantly became a family favorite. This little piggy went in a blanket…this little piggy went in my mouth.
This is a delicious recipe for a family dinner, a kid’s birthday party or any party for that matter.
1 Tb. Instant yeast
1 ½ c. warm, not hot, water
2 Tb. Sugar
3 ½ c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted
¾ – 1 c. shredded cheddar
Garlic Powder – NOT garlic salt
Turkey hotdogs (or the lowest sodium ones you can find)
Preheat oven to and brush melted butter on baking sheet (save some for the breadsticks). In a small bowl, add warm water, sugar and yeast. Let proof for 5 to 10 minutes or until yeast starts to get foamy. Put flour in a large bowl, add yeast mix and stir until well combined. You may need to knead a few times. Place in greased bowl and cover for an hour to let rise. Divide into 2 separate balls.
I usually have a bunch of dough left over, so I take two of the dough slices and twist them together, brush them with butter, sprinkle with herbs and cheese and bake – they take the same amount of time to cook.
Nutrition Info per Cheesy Piggy
Nutrition Info per Cheesy Breadstick (no hotdog)