Cheese Bread Sticks with Marinara

By Lisa G. from Andersen Elementary School, Tulsa, OK.


Homemade pizza bread made from whole grain, combined with melted cheese and garlic butter and dipped in a rich marinara--nothing could please students more.  This is the cheese bread stick main dish with which Andersen students were "wowed."

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 slices

From Fat24.8%
From Saturated Fat9.92%
From Sugar7.3%


Ingredient 6 servings 50 servings
Active Dry Yeast2 tsp1/3 cup 1 Tbsp
warm water (110 degrees F)1 1/4 cup2 qt 2 cup3oz
All Purpose Flour1.25 cups/6.5 oz2 qt 2 cups 3 oz/3lb6oz
Whole Wheat Flour1.33 cups/7 oz2 qt 3 cups/3 lb 11 oz
Vegetable Oil1Tbsp 1 tsp2/3 cup
Salt1/3 tsp2.5 tsp
Sugar1.5 tsp +1/8 tsp1/4 cup 2 tsp
Basil1/2 tsp1 Tbsp 1.25 tsp
Oregano1/2 tsp1 Tbsp 1.25 tsp
Cornmeal, whole grain1.5 Tbsp1 cup
Butter Buds, dry1 tsp/2 gm2 Tbsp 2.33 tsp/16.66 gm
Garlic Powder1 tsp2 3/4 Tbsp
Mozzarella Cheese, part skim, grated1 7/8 cups/7.25 oz15 cups 5 oz/3lb12 oz
Marinara Sauce1.5 cups3 qt 1/2 cup
water, for butter buds1 Tbsp1/2 cup 1 tsp


Dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand for 4-5 minutes. Place flours in large mixer bowl. Pour in dissolved yeast, oil, salt, basil, oregano, and sugar. Gradually work into flours using dough hook on low speed. Knead for 7-8 minutes at medium speed. Divide and shape dough into 5 balls (for 50 servings) at 2 lbs 4oz each. Let rest for 20 minutes in warm place. Spray 1/2 sheet pans (14X18X1) with pan spray. Sprinkle each pan with 3 Tbsp cornmeal. Place one dough ball in center of each pan. Flatten dough by rolling or spreading dough 1/2 inch thick to rim of pans. Prick dough with fork. Mix butter buds with water (1 tsp to 1 Tbsp water= 1 Tbsp mixture for 6 servings or 8.3 tsp to 8.3 Tbsp water for 50 servings). Brush butter buds mixture over each pan of dough. Sprinkle dough with 1 tsp garlic for 6 servings and 1 2/3 tsp over each pan for 50 servings. Let dough rise 20 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes until golden color. Spread 12 ounces of mozzarella cheese over each pan of baked bread sticks (7.25 oz for 6 servings). Place bread back in oven to melt cheese. Take out of oven. Cut each pan 10 x 2 (for 6 servings cut 12 slices). Serve 2 sticks per serving. Serve with 2 ounces (1/4 cup) marinara sauce heated to 140 degrees F.