Thursday, May 16, 2013

Little Caesar's Crazy Bread at Home

Not long back I had a craving for Little Caesar's Crazy Bread. I wasn't willing to drive across town to buy any though, so I scoured the internet until I found a recipe I thought would suffice. Most of the recipes I found used refrigerated, canned pizza dough as the base, and I'll be honest, I don't care for that stuff at all! Then I found this recipe at Life at the Holman's that made the dough from scratch and gave it a try.

It was exactly like Little Caesar's, only fresher! I make this at least once a week, usually at the kids' request. Sometimes we eat it as an accompaniment to a meal, sometimes as a snack. It's quick and easy, too!

Here's what you need:

1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teas yeast
2 teas sugar
2 1/2 cup flour
1 teas salt
2 TBSP butter, melted and combined with 1 teas garlic powder
2 TBSP grated Parmesan cheese

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the warm water, yeast and sugar. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or so, until the mixture is foamy.

Add the flour and salt. Using a dough hook, knead the dough for 5 minutes or until it's smooth and not sticky. Let rest for 10 minutes.

Brush a pizza pan with a little olive oil. I like to sprinkle a little cornmeal over the pan to make it more like Little Caesar's but you don't have to. Roll out the dough to cover the pan. Using a pizza cutter, slice down the middle then across to form sticks. Let rest for 10 more minutes.

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately brush with butter mixture, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve warm with pizza sauce.


  1. Oh, my goodness! This is a must try, for sure!

  2. Great recipe - very quick and easy and delicious! My whole family loved it. Thanks!

  3. I made these today. They look like Little Caesars breadsticks but do not taste like them and I have had them plenty of times. My family didn't really eat them.

    1. I'm so sorry your family didn't like them. My kids ask for them, so I guess it goes to show each family's tastes are different. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I just made them today, and they are a bit different, but I like this version better. I think the difference is the Little Caesar's version is really moist, almost too moist, like it's slightly under baked. My kids loved this recipe and I was surprised how easy it was to make. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I thought these came out great! Thanks for sharing this recipe. It was easy and fast and I love that I didn't have to wait for hours for the dough to rise. I don't think it's an exact copy of Crazy Bread, but it's pretty close and I will be keeping this recipe handy.

  6. We just moved to another country 6 months ago and my son has been longing for Crazy Bread. I was so happy to find these since, as you mentioned, so many recipes called for refrigerated pizza dough. Though they weren't exactly like Crazy Bread (we thought maybe they tasted more like Olive Garden breadsticks), we really enjoyed them and will definitely be having them again. :) THANKS.

  7. SOO GOOD.. .they are the best on a pizza stone.. they taste just like little caesars .. my husband and my kids ate them all .. ive made them twice.. SO SO good .. trick is to knead the dough by hand for 10 min! so so delicious