Garlic Parmesan Poppyseed Breadsticks


Also known as a tonguegasmic blending of garlic, butter, parmesan and bread

garlic parmesan poppyseed sticks

Tonight, after putting these in the oven, I sat down to my laptop and tweeted this:

my hands smell like garlic ..._1287978056818

IMMEDIATELY– my @ stream was flooded with some really interesting replies

side note: y’all love y’all some butter and garlic and I love y’all the more for it ๐Ÿ˜‰

These were the first two responses:

@sthrnfairytale So in othe ..._1287978422148

@sthrnfairytale I will be ..._1287978372512

Y’all are so definitely my people, my friends — my Tribe.

I love that I say garlic and bread and y’all get just as excited as I do.

Nearly every dinner memory that I have around our family table includes some sort of bread —ย  sliced white bread with spreadable butter, hot golden buttery croissants, crisp golden brown dinner rolls and my favorite:ย  cornbread: and not cornbread baked in a square dish.. oh no, we’re talkin’ real southern cornbread — cooked in cast iron corn ‘stick’ molds served hot and crisp, cornbread that is dense, rich, grainy, corn-filled, slightly sweet sticks of delicious southern tradition slathered with butter and honey.

Digress much?

Okay, on today’s tonguegasmic recipe.

garlic parmesan ingredients

Melt one stick of butter with 3 to 4 freshly minced garlic cloves (I use my PC garlic press <3)

Take a can of your favorite breadsticks or crescents (I’ve used both)

have I mentioned that I’ve never made homemade bread?

Roll them out onto a flat surface and brush liberally douse them with the melted garlic butter


Grate some fresh parmesan over the dough.

— at this point, for the breadsticks, I separate them and then fold each on in half so that the ends meet and then I twist it in my hands and place it on the cooking sheet, top with more garlic butter, more grated parmesan and sprinkle liberally with poppy seeds.

garlic parmesan ready to cook

Why poppy seeds?

My kids adore them and they add a bit of color and a truly delicious depth and crunch to these.

garlic parmesan ready to cook 2

Bake these at 350 F for about 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown and you just can’t stand it anymore because the smell of the baking garlic and parmesan and melting butter makes you want to dive headfirst into your oven and devour these… scalded taste buds be damned.

Seriously, y’all.. try these. Tonight.ย  They’re simple, delicious, they melt in your mouth and they leave the most delicious melted buttery-yeasty-garlicky flavor in your mouth — you almost don’t want to eat anything else.. and yes, you will keep smelling your hands. over. and over. and over.ย  Or is that just me?
Do y’all see this? Do you see it??!!! Y’all can now print the recipe directly from that nifty little print icon!!! YAY!


Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Poppyseed Breadsticks


  • 1 can breadsticks
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 to 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • poppy seeds


  1. Melt the butter and the garlic
  2. Open the can of breadsticks and place them out on a flat surface
  3. Liberally brush the dough with the garlic butter mixture and then top with some fresh grated parmesan cheese
  4. Separate the breadsticks, fold them in half so that the ends meet and twist
  5. Pinch the ends and place them on a baking sheet; brush with more garlic butter and then sprinkle with poppy seeds
  6. Bake at 350 for about 12 to 18 minutes and turned a gorgeous melted butter golden brown, or until they’ve reached the point where the smell has driven you to the point of insanity.. you know, whichever comes first.

garlic parmesan ends

It’s Mouthwatering Monday, y’all!!! Mondays are one of my favorite days of the week, not because it’s the first day of the school week {wink} it’s because it’s the day that y’all share your amazingly inspirational and delicious recipes with me. I love y’all for it! <3

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  1. These look good and I’m such a fan of your food photos. You must be glad to have a print thingy that’s working. I know that’s frustrated you.

  2. Those look delicious although I may have to make the dough myself because the Germans are not huge fans of pre-made doughs like that. They did finally start selling the croissants in a can but I also make my own breadsticks with help of the bread machine and they’re pretty awesome & easy too!

  3. You just knew that I had breadsticks in my fridge, didn’t you? I’m thinking that these may be the deal-i-o tonight…although I haven’t any poppyseeds…but the garlic butter & parmesan…yummmmm

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