A tube of ready-made pizza dough, sliced pepperoni and a bag of cheese strings is all you need to make this delicious snack for the kids (and adults) this summer. If you are not a fan of pepperoni you can leave it out and make these just cheese sticks. Unlike fried mozzarella sticks, these all get done at the same time. No messy oil, and they’re golden, buttery, cheesy and delicious.

Recipe Photo July 11-2017


• 1 tube Pillsbury pizza crust
• 40 pepperoni slices
• 10 mozzarella cheese sticks
• 2 tbsp butter
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 1/2 tsp dried parsley
• Optional: marinara or pizza
sauce for dipping

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spread pizza dough out on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cut the dough into 10 equal size rectangles. Arrange 4 pepperoni slices on each rectangle and top with a mozzarella cheese stick. Roll up the pizza dough, enclosing the cheese stick, pinching the seams closed. Melt the butter and add the garlic powder and dried parsley. Brush the pizza sticks with the butter. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy warm with a side of marinara sauce for dipping if desired.

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