07.17.12_Pizza Hut Breadsticks and Zucchini Sweet Corn Pizza

I'll be honest. Pizza Hut was never my favorite pizza chain. I preferred Domino's or Papa John's (who doesn't love that garlic dipping sauce) but I loved Pizza Hut as a kid for two reasons: 1) Book It: Pizza Hut's Reading Incentive Program and 2) their breadsticks. Lucky for me, Pizza Hut's have popped up in convenient locations, such as Target and in one of the UVa dining halls, where you can buy just an order of breadsticks. I had planned on making this Zucchini Sweet Corn pizza for dinner some time this week already when I came across a recipe for Pizza Hut style breadsticks. I knew immediately what I would be having for dinner that night. The only thing I had to buy was a can of tomato sauce and Italian seasoning!

These breadsticks were amazing. As you know, I don't have a stand mixer so I made the dough by hand and they still came out great. Thank you US Masala for this amazing recipe. I will definitely be making these on a fairly regular basis and will never have to make a trip to Target just for some overcooked breadsticks sitting under a heat lamp again! The Sweet Corn and Zucchini pizza was incredibly easy and a yummy alternative to the typical pizza. It was certainly lighter and paired quite nicely with our Pizza Hut breadsticks!

Pizza Hut Style Breadsticks
Makes 10-12
From US Masala 
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 1/4 tsp rapid rise yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 3/4 TBSP sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
 For the Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 TBSP Parmesan powdered cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
For the Dipping Sauce
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • red pepper flakes to taste
1. Mix the yeast, sugar, warm water and milk in a large bowl. Let it stand for 3-4 minutes then add salt, butter, and garlic powder.
2. Slowly add the flour a little at a time until it is all incorporated. If the dough seems a bit sticky, add a little bit more flour. Knead the dough for about 6 minutes.
3. Pour the oil onto a 9x13 pan and spread it out evenly. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until it is about the same size as the pan. Transfer the dough to the pan. I used my hands at this point to squish the dough so that it would be exactly the same size as the pan. Cover with a damp towel and let it rise for about an hour in a warm spot.
4. For the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small sauce pot and let it simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes or so.
5. Preheat the oven to 450°. Once the dough has risen, cut it into 10-12 breadsticks with a pizza cutter or a knife. Brush the dough with some olive oil then sprinkle all of the seasoning ingredients over the top.
6. Bake the breadsticks for about 15 minutes until the they are golden brown and the edges are nice and crusty! Serve fresh out the oven and revel in the fact that you just made Pizza Hut Breadsticks at home.

1 comment:

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche said...

That pizza sounds and looks amazing. I loooove sweetcorn.