Gluten Free Pizza Breadsticks Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on March 26, 2012

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Gluten Free Pizza Breadsticks Recipe

Getting kids to eat can sometimes be a problem, especially when they are on a gluten free diet. But here is what I know – kids love to eat anything that can be dunked into something else and they will almost always eat pizza!

This is a super easy, Gluten Free Pizza Breadsticks recipe that can be used as an appetizer or main dish and can even be packed into a lunch box if the kiddos have a way to reheat them briefly (i.e. a microwave).

I made these with my family’s favorite pizza combo – pepperoni and cheese – but you could customize this recipe in a number of ways. For dairy free just add shredded dairy free cheese or you can omit it all together. You could leave out the pepperoni and substitute with some chopped sun dried tomatoes and some basil for a Margherita version.

This recipe could not be easier – I started with a box of Chebe’s Breadstick Mix and simply added in some dried Italian seasoning, shredded mozzarella cheese and chopped pepperoni and then for a pretty and extra cheesy finish, I brushed them with olive oil and some shredded Parmesan.

The dipping sauce takes about a minute and a half to make and BTW is a good sauce when making regular pizza at home. I used dried garlic and herbs in the sauce because I think they give it an all-day simmered flavor without having to actually simmer all day. If you prefer to use fresh, be my guest!

Of course, I don’t recommend serving pizza in any form every night for dinner, but the occasional pizza night is fun and gets those kids (even the picky ones) running to the table.

Gluten Free Pizza Breadsticks

Gluten Free Pizza Breadsticks Recipe



1  7.5-ounce box Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadstick Mix
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil – use divided
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or dairy free cheese)
3 ounces pepperoni, diced into ¼ inch pieces
1 teaspoon dry Italian seasoning
2 large eggs
¼ cup water
¼ cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese (omit for dairy free)


1  6-ounce can tomato paste
6 ounces water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons dry Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
Pinch sugar or just a dash of agave, honey or sweetener of your choice



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.

Combine the breadstick mix, 2 tablespoons olive oil, shredded cheese, diced pepperoni, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, eggs and water in a mixing bowl. Stir with a fork to combine – it will not get smooth until you knead it. Dump the contents of the bowl onto a clean work surface and knead until the dough comes together and is smooth. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll into logs about 4 ½ inches long. If the pepperoni sticks out too much, just push them back into the dough. Place the breadsticks on the prepared baking sheet, brush with olive oil and sprinkle the Parmesan on top. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with the sauce for dipping.


Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk to combine and heat until warm. Let sit while the breadsticks are baking. Serve the sauce warm and on the side for dipping.


This Gluten Free Pizza Breadsticks Recipe makes 12 breadsticks.

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Top Diets March 26, 2012 at 9:50 am

Yum, those pizza breadsticks look delish, going to share on twitter.


Carol Kicinski March 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Thank you!


Lynne H March 30, 2012 at 11:23 pm

it is made by Galaxy Nutritional Foods and is labeled Vegan Grated Parmesan Flavor Cheese Alternative. It is labeled Gluten Free, dairy free and preservative free. I purchase it in either Publix or Whole Foods. Thanks.


Carol Kicinski March 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Awesome Lynne, thank you. I am going have to check it our myself.


Lynne H March 27, 2012 at 6:36 am

OMG that is the most delicious looking pizza breadsticks. I can’t wait to get the Chebe breadstick package and make these for us. I have dairy free parmesan and mozzarella cheese that will work with this and also my organic Applegate genoa salami. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!


Carol Kicinski March 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Thanks Lynne. If you have a chance can you let me know what you use for your dairy free parmesan? I would love to be able to pass that along to my dairy free readers. Enjoy!


Ellen (Gluten Free Diva) March 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

You are SO right to think about what kids like to do, and they do like to dunk. Even my 2 year old grandson will eat something he might not otherwise have eaten if he weren’t dunking it. These look scrumptious. I especially love the way you used an already made mix and ran with it. Great job!


Carol Kicinski March 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Thank you Ellen!


Judy March 28, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I LOVE this website!!

I think you would enjoy my “stuff celiacs say” video! It will make you laugh out loud!!!



Carol Kicinski March 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Thanks Judy and I have seen your video – very funny!


InTolerantChef March 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

They sure sound yummy, and of course kiddies will eat anything labelled Pizza- great idea!


Carol Kicinski March 30, 2012 at 2:20 am

Thanks! Personally, I will eat anything labelled pizza too, guess I am just a kid at heart :)


Nancy March 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Hi Carol, This will be tonites snack before the hockey game! Using Daiya Pepperjack & Cheddar for the cheese. Will keep you posted on how this cheese works in your recipe.


Carol Kicinski March 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Thanks Nancy – love to know how the df cheese works!


Jeri April 6, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Finally, found the Chebe garlic-onion today. Looking forward to making them. I miss breadsticks.


Carol Kicinski April 9, 2012 at 9:34 am

Hi Jeri – I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!


Jeri April 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

They were very good. I made them exact to your recipe. Thank you.


Carol Kicinski April 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

Thanks Jeri, glad you enjoyed them!


Erika March 16, 2017 at 7:06 pm

Hello, I’m Gluten free and Dairy free (just thought I’d say it), anyways I am thinking of making these breadstick pizza’s for a Mock tail function but I’m not sure how long it will take to make the whole recipe? is it possible to make it in 70 minutes?
Thankyou :)


Carol Kicinski March 17, 2017 at 9:23 am

Hi Erika,
Oh yes, diffidently! It only bakes for 25 minutes and the prep time is very little. Have fun at your party. :)


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