Copycat Applebee’s Pizza Sticks

Applebee’s used to have a pizza sticks appetizer and when I was dating my husband, we love ordering them. Unfortunately, it is no longer on their menu so we usually order mozzarella sticks but I came up with a simple copycat recipe for the pizza sticks so we can enjoy them at home!

After school snacks were always a big deal when I was a kid and I wish I were as good as my mom about making them for my kids. They usually end up grabbing something premade and prepackaged but every once in awhile I make them something homemade and they really appreciate it.

Thaw and raise a loaf of frozen bread dough.
Grease a jelly roll pan very well.  This will not only keep the sticks for sticking but will help the bottoms get nice and crispy.  Then, spread the dough out in the pan and cut the into sticks.
Brush the top of the sticks with melted butter and top with pepperoni, shredded cheese, garlic and Italian seasoning.
Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
Cut the pizza sticks again, if needed, and serve with pizza sauce. These pizza sticks would make a great after school snack or an appetizer!!  Have you ever made something you enjoyed that was removed from a restaurant’s menu?
Copycat Applebee's Pizza Sticks

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough
  • Melted Butter
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Pizza Sauce

Instructions

  1. Thaw and raise a loaf of frozen bread dough.
  2. Spread the dough out into a well greased jelly roll pan and cut the into sticks.
  3. Brush the top of the sticks with melted butter
  4. Top with pepperoni, shredded cheese, garlic and Italian seasoning.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Cut the pizza sticks again, if needed, and serve with pizza sauce.
http://www.thegunnysack.com/2011/08/mid-week-munchies-pizza-sticks-after.html
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Comments

  1. Darlene Klinger says:

    I recently visited an Applebees in Nc. and I got their pretzel sticks wit cheese sauce for an appetizer and loved them. Do you have the receipe for those?

  2. big and little eaters will like these!

  3. These look wonderful! My little guy would love these as a snack.

  4. YUM!!!! This might be my favorite post yet :) Looks soooo good!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I’d love for you to link up again :)

  6. These are absolutely perfect after school snacks! yum….can’t wait to make some of my own soon.

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  7. These are a “must try” for our family! As far as making something that was removed from the menu I don’t think I have but I do love to make restaurant food recipes. Especially the sausage soup from Olive Garden – yum!!

  8. They look great!!
    Definately on the list!

  9. Those look yummy! I will definitely give them a try! Thanks for sharing!

  10. This looks like a perfect snack for us! My husband is hungry ALL the time and he likes to have something a little more substantial than just fruit- I’ll have to make these!

  11. My kids will love these as an afternoon snack! Thanks for the recipe

  12. well these do indeed look pretty tasty and very colourful. love pepperoni. ps: thanks for your lovely comment and i am sorry i cannot help out at this time with delivery to the states :) have a lovely day!

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