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Cheesy Bacon Breadsticks Recipe #BaconLove

Disclosure: This is a post written in partnership with Bi-Lo but all opinions remain my own.

Everybody Loves Bacon

Can I see a raise of hands for those who love bacon?  That’s right, most of you do…and for good reason, it’s ridiculously yummy!  Recently, Bi-Lo asked me to come up with my own recipe using bacon for their “Everybody Loves Bacon Event.”  I spent days and days thinking of a recipe that could be improved upon by the addition of bacon and I came to the conclusion, “What recipe couldn’t?”  {See my bacon chocolate chip cookie recipe}  After much deliberation and searching Pinterest to make sure my recipe wasn’t taken I decided on Cheesy Bacon Breadsticks!

Breadsticks are one my favorite foods to indulge in.  No, they’re not healthy and they don’t claim to be.  They’re just warm, cheesy sticks of goodness.

Cheesy Bacon Breadsticks

Don’t they make your mouth water?  Mmm, they sure do mine and I just finished off a small plate of these earlier tonight.  The best thing about these are is that you can use your favorite breadstick recipe and add bacon to the top.  You don’t have to learn a new recipe if you don’t want to.

Ingredients:

cups warm water (about 115°F)
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
½ cup non-fat dry milk
1 tbsp yeast
3 cups flour
½ cup melted butter (half for the bottom of the pan and half on top of the breadsticks)
8 oz package of mozzarella cheese
Sprinkle with crumbled fried bacon, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt & pepper (to taste)

 

Directions:
Dissolve yeast in the warm water and let rest for 5 minutes. Add sugar, milk, salt, and enough flour to make a thin soup-like consistency.  Once blended add the rest of the flour, enough to form a moderately stiff dough. Knead the dough until smooth {by hand or with a KitchenAid dough hook}.  Roll the dough into the size and shape of your baking pan. Spread half of the butter onto the bottom of the pan and then place the dough into the pan. Allow dough to raise in a warm place for 15 minutes then spread the remaining butter on the top of the dough. Top dough with bacon crumbles and cheese.  You can also add garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.  Bake at 350°F for 20-25 or until golden brown. Cut into breadsticks and serve with your favorite marinara sauce {I’ll have to share my favorite marinara sauce recipe with you later.  Don’t let me forget!}.

 

Is it just me or do these not look amazing?  And another thing, why hasn’t Papa Johns or Pizza Hut thought of these before me?  I’m quite positive I’m on to something amazing and maybe they’ll take my idea and give me free pizza for life! …on second thought, maybe that’s not such a good thing to hope for.

 

No matter if you use my recipe or not, you absolutely must try and make Cheesy Bacon Breadsticks.  They are so good!  Don’t forget to shop Bi-Lo for a wonderful selection of fine bacon products at an affordable price!

 

Do you have a favorite dish you’ve added bacon to to make it even better?