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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Homemade Crazy Bread Sticks

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.

Crazy Bread Ingredients

  • Instant yeast
  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • Bread flour
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Garlic salt
  • Parmesan cheese

Ingredient Notes

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.

How to Make Little Caesars Crazy Bread

  1. Proof the yeast in warm water. Add oil and more warm water.
  2. Place flour and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine.
  3. With the processor running, add yeast, olive oil, and water through the top tube. Process until the dough forms and is smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough ball in a greased bowl. Cover the dough and let it rise until doubled.
  5. On a floured surface, pat out the dough into a rectangle. Cut the dough in half then into strips. Coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray and place the strips on it.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 minutes or until the breadsticks become golden.
  7. Combine melted butter and garlic salt. Brush the garlic sauce over the breadsticks. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the breadsticks.
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. 
4.82 from 32 votes
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Crazy Bread, Little Caesar’s Recipes, Little Caesars Crazy Bread
Prep Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 420kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast (1 package)
  • 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 grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Place 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 the dough in a bowl that has been sprayed with non-stick spray, cover dough with plastic wrap.
  • Let the dough rise until 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. Roll each portion of dough into a breadstick.
  • Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and place the dough strips on it.
  • Bake in the 375-degree oven for about 18 minutes or until the breadsticks become golden.
  • Mix the melted butter and the garlic salt. Brush the garlic sauce over the breadsticks.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the breadsticks.

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Nutrition

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

About Stephanie Manley

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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Comments

  1. J

    They are so different…
    I love little Caesar crazy bread, Olive Garden breadsticks and Pizza Hut breadsticks.
    All three are my favorites.
    Olive Garden is my 1st fave, because paired with their amazing Alfredo sauce, and ice cold salad, the others don’t compare.
    For that reason only. LC and PH ar tied.
    I miss little Caesar’s breadsticks being a dollar. I would go there’s four times a week otherwise. Instead making my own next time.
    Thank you

  2. Melissa

    So, after we portion the dough out into individual breadsticks, do we let them raise on the pan before baking or do you put it straight into the oven?

  3. LousivillesMark

    4 stars
    TIME SAVER: Similar to Manny i also managed a LC store many years ago. We used the hand tossed dough which was made fresh that morning and allowed to rise at least 4 hours (as opposed to the pan pizza dough which was cooled and set overnight). We simply stretched it out on the pizza pan – used a pizza cutter and cut it into strips then straight to the oven (no forming them into breadsticks). When they came out we brushed them with garlic butter (yes real butter) then using a large shaker (filled with 50% Parmesan cheese and 50% kosher salt) we coated them then in the bag and out the door.

    • Lori Macgregor

      Did you ever make the pepperoni crazy bread. It’s been off the menu for YEARS but was amazing. Its essentially crazy bread with pepperoni inside….any ideas how to make that?

  4. Nat

    5 stars
    Ahh, there are very few things that tempt me to cheat on my diet, and that’s rolls from Ryan’s, breadsticks from Olive Garden, and Crazy Bread! It’s so worth the consequences of eating gluten.

    BUT I love you so much, because I just made this gluten free and it was great! I used Great Value GF AP Flour and I had to add nearly a cup extra of water. I just dumped it in 1/4 of a cup at a time until it formed a dough ball. Then I stopped mixing it, since kneading does nothing to GF dough. I used half the dough to make breadsticks and froze the other half to make pizza later. I pulled them out after 18 minutes, they didn’t turn brown at all, but the insides were fully baked. Obviously the texture is not the same as kneaded regular bread, but it’s pretty good for GF. The cheese and garlic spread on it was spot on. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Deana goetz

    I used to make a crazy bread type loaf years ago, using a no knead dinner role recipe garlic powder/margeribe
    and topped with parmesan plus a tiny sprinkle of the club house garlic plus

    Thanks I will try with garlic salt instead and use a pizza dough this time

  6. Lois May

    Do you have a recipe for _stuffed bread? The cheese is on the inside. I am not looking for recipes like this. The cheese must be on the inside.

  7. Coffeelove

    Wow! !
    This is crazy delicious!! Comes very close to the original and is so easy to do. .
    I used all-purpose flour and also stuffed each with a Mozzarella CheeseStick. So Yummy
    Thank You for that awesome recipe

  8. Manny

    I managed a Little Caesar’s years ago. Crazy bread was made from the pizza dough and from what I remember that is the basic dough recipe. Only thing different was that we used stick of butter/margarine mixed with a tablespoon of minced garlic and heated it in the microwave to melt.

  9. Taryn

    I LOVE crazy Bread! And this recipe is as close to taste as it gets! I’m a bread fanatic and garlic lover so combining the two is great. Thanks for this recipe!

  10. Tyler

    I love this recipe. I’ve been doin somthing similar, however I just use pre made pizza dough from the bakery. 1/2 tsp of garlic salt and the 2 tbls of butter is a good ratio, however I also add a few cloves of fine minced garlic and a pinch of parsley to the butter mixture before I heat it up. This gives it an extra lil kick and makes it better than crazy bread!

  11. Ballicimo Buster

    Love anything made using garlic, maybe even ice-cream. This presentation I liked because it went to the subject without any loud fanfare music like so many do to glorify their own ego and in doing so diminish .joy of learning different methods of home style cooking and baking.

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