Who doesn’t love Pizza Hut Cheese Bread? This bread is topped with lots of melted cheese and a wonderful buttery garlic sauce that is hard to beat? Now you can make it at home with this copycat recipe.
I grew up on Pizza Hut, I can remember going to the dinning room location in near my house in Pueblo, Colorado. We would get some quarters and load up the juke box, and wait patiently for our pizza to be done. I remember the red and white table cloths, and waiting for what seemed an eternity for our pizza. This particular location was right near a movie theater, so sometimes we would go see a movie and grab a pizza.
To me one of my favorite items there is their Pizza Hut cheese bread. Topped with melted cheese and with a garlic butter sauce it is so hard to beat. We are using two different types of cheese. We are using Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. The combination of the two different cheeses really adds something to this recipe. It has a nice depth of cheese flavor. If making pizza dough from scratch seems daunting check out my recipe for pizza dough, I will walk you though the step. You could buy some prepared pizza dough at the grocery store too.
Variations on the Recipe
One of my favorite things about copycat recipes is you can tailor them the way you like to make them. Here are a couple of suggestions. Chop some garlic very fine and put into the melted butter. Pizza Hut doesn’t do it this way, but you cqn, you will get a better flavor of garlic this way. You can use an Italian cheese blend for a variety in the topping. This will add a nice and unique flavor. I have one final suggestion, scrap the Italian theme, and put cheddar and jalapenos on top, and have a spicy cheddar bread. Yum. I hope you try making your own Pizza Hut Cheese Bread sometime soon.
Pizza Hut Cheese Sticks
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 1/8 teaspoons instant yeast or 1 package of yeast
- 1 1/4 cup water at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cups bread flour 22 ounces
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon semolina flour
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- pizza or marinara sauce to serve
- Place the warm water and yeast in a medium bowl and briefly whisk together. Allow the yeast a few minutes to bubble up and become active. If the yeast is inactive, you may need to replace the yeast and try again. Add the water and oil to the activated yeast and stir to combine.
- Place the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the yeast mixture and process until the dough forms a ball and becomes smooth and elastic. Transfer the dough to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and allow the dough to rise until doubled in size. This should take about 30 to 40 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
- If the dough is sticky, sprinkle your work surface and rolling pin with flour. Also sprinkle semolina flour on the work surface, if desired. Roll out the dough into a rectangular shape and transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder and melted butter. Brush the garlic butter onto the dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and top with shredded mozzarella.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into slices and serve with your favorite pizza or marinara sauce.