Mind Blowing Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread Copycat Recipe

Have you ever wondered how to make crazy bread? You are in luck. Years ago in college, I fell in love with Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread. This delicious butter and garlic flavored bread is a treat. The Crazy Bread is even better when you make it with this copycat recipe.

Homemade copycat Little Caesar's Crazy Bread wrapped in parchment paper on a wood cutting board.

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If you have never had these freshly baked bread topped with the flavors of butter and garlic, then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, you are missing out on one of the best side dishes to have come out of a pizza place. These are served with their Crazy sauce, but you can eat these plain or with your favorite marinara. Whenever I have ordered pizza here, I have always ordered some of their crazy bread.

We will start this recipe with a basic bread dough that you can use your food processor to help you put it together. This recipe also works well with a mixer, or even by hand.

Unlike the restaurant, we will use real butter for this recipe. I bet you will find it makes the crazy bread even a little bit better. You could also make this recipe with a can of pizza dough if you desire.

For this recipe, I like to use yeast that I buy in bulk. I find it when you buy a pound of yeast it costs a lot less than buying individual packages of yeast at the store. I have found yeast at big-box stores such as Costco, Sam’s, or even Amazon.com.

Homemade copycat Little Caesar's Crazy Bread wrapped in a kitchen towel.

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Homemade copycat Little Caesar's Crazy Bread on a wood board.

Little Caesar's Crazy Bread

Go crazy at home when you make your own crazy bread. 
4.89 from 27 votes
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Little Caesar's Recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 420kcal


  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons 1 package of instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups or 22 ounces bread flour plus more for working the dough
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


  • Place the 1/2 cup of warm water and yeast together in a medium bowl and whisk together briefly. Allow the yeast enough time to bubble up and become active, this should take a few minutes. If the yeast is inactive, you may need to replace the yeast and try again. Add room temperature water and oil to the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Into a food processor bowl pour in flour and salt, pulse to combine. Add yeast, olive oil, and water through the tube of the food processor and process. The dough will form into a ball. Process until the dough is smooth and elastic. The dough will be sticky if you are going to use the dough immediately or within a few days place into a bowl that has been sprayed with non-stick spray, cover dough with plastic wrap. Let rise until the dough has doubled in size, this may take up to 2 hours.
  •  Gently pat out the dough on a floured surface into a rectangular shape. Cut the dough into two equal portions down the middle. Then make about 8 cuts horizontally across the dough. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Roll each portion of dough into a breadstick.
  •  Bake in the 375-degree oven for about 18 minutes or until the breadsticks become golden. Remove breadsticks from oven, mix the melted butter and the garlic salt. Brush the garlic sauce over the breadsticks. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the breadsticks.



Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 4mg
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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Maddie

    5 stars
    Despite my issues with the dough and needing extra flour, I am giving this 5 stars because it is absolutely delicious!

    I just added a little extra flour until the dough was able to form. My boyfriend who worked at Little Caesars, said this recipe is just like the real thing! He also said they use the same dough for pizza! so this recipe can easily be used to make some Little Caesars pizza!

    Thank you for this recipe!

  2. Jenn

    Am I the only one who had trouble with this recipe? I read all the comments before and got no real input. First, instant yeast does not require activation, so I found that weird. Second, with the food processor I did not get a “ball of dough,” rather a very wet dough resembling a batter.
    ** I folded in at least half a cup of extra flour to get anything resembling dough. Let rise 1.5 hours, which was still too much. Kneaded the dough a little bit with flour just so it was possible to cut into sticks. Once baked, they came out as decent breadsticks, but nothing resembling crazy bread. **I followed the recipe to the letter up till here.

    Not trying to diss this recipe, but genuinely confused by the results not matching what’s described.

    • Stephanie

      I am sorry you had trouble with this recipe, this is the first time someone has had difficulty with the dough that I can recall. You are correct you do not need to activate instant yeast, this is something I do to make sure my yeast isn’t old.
      The dough may be a little bit sticky, but it’s not a batter. It sounds like not enough flour was added, or too much liquid was added. I am certain you measured properly, so I don’t know what went sideways.

  3. Erika

    5 stars
    Easy and quick. Will make again and show my girls how to make. Maybe put in the directions how to form or roll the sticks out.

  4. ROBYN

    5 stars
    Thank You for posting this recipe, I made these the other night & they turned out amazing. I’ve recently had a craving for garlic and so, I love the garlic & parm combination. Very good, thank you.

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