Plain breadsticks at your table? Never! Get ready to amaze your family and friends with bacon, pepperoni or cheese and olive versions (see TIPS below) that take breadsticks to a whole new level.
Prep Time: 15 Min
Total Time: 40 Min
Makes: 6 servings
1 can (11 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated breadsticks (12 breadsticks)
10 slices packaged precooked bacon (from 2.1-oz package)
1 egg, beaten
1 slice packaged precooked bacon, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley, if desired
1 Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough; separate into 12 strips. Starting at center of ungreased cookie sheet, coil bacon slices with dough strips into a loose spiral, pinching ends together securely as strips are added.2Drizzle or brush egg over dough, using all of egg to fill crevices. Sprinkle with chopped bacon and parsley.3Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown. Cut into wedges; serve warm.
Look for precooked bacon slices in the deli section of the supermarket.
Pepperoni Breadstick Focaccia: Use pepperoni slices from half of a 3.5-oz package in place of the bacon.
Cheese and Olive Focaccia: Pull 4 sticks of mozzarella string cheese apart into 16 strips. Use strips of cheese in place of bacon. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sliced kalamata olives (instead of the chopped bacon) on top before baking.
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