Cheesy Bread Dippers

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 27, 2012

in Baking, bread, pizza, vegetables, vegetarian


I’m Mara. I write this little blog you’ve been reading. You may remember me from previous posts, including a teaser post about this delicious cheesy bread. Then I decided to go ahead and get sick. Twice. Ok, I was probably still sick but I went to the hospital twice.

Two Tuesdays in a row, I went to the ER hoping for a fast chest x-ray and breathing treatment, and ended up admitted for 4 days. Let’s not do that again, ok? Ok.

cheesy bread dippers

Let’s talk about these bread dippers, shall we?

I had this idea to make Papa John’s style “cheese sticks” for Adam and I, but with a healthier and more gourmet twist. Cheesesticks, as Papa Johns sells them, are pizza crust, topped with garlic butter and mozzarella, then served with marinara sauce. Simple. Delicious. The fodder for finals studying everywhere.

cheesy bread dippers

I used my favorite bread dough for the crust and baked it on my pizza stone at 475°F for about 10 minutes. Then, the magic: garlic-infused olive oil, shredded mozzarella, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and another 5 minutes in the oven…

cheesy bread dippers

Oh, and that sauce? That sauce could’ve been soup. I may have eaten it as soup… but I really don’t remember! But the sauce… roasted red pepper, parmesan, garlic… (1 jar, drained, 1/4 cup, 1 clove, plus a pinch of sugar) pureed within an inch of its delicious bright red life.

cheesy bread dippers

I really should make this again, mostly because it was delicious… but I can’t imagine HOW delicious because, you know, eating when you’re sick just isn’t the same as eating when you’re well.

cheesy bread dippers

Thanks for your patience with this extended break… I’ll be back with real recipes and such soon!



Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Sana March 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Glad you are doing better!


Biz March 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Glad you are finally on the mend Mara! Maybe we can grab dinner sometime in April? I want my winning loot! :D
Biz´s last blog post ..Lighter Corn Chowder


Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 28, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Yes!!! April is pretty open as of now, so lets plan something!!


Jenn@slim-shoppin March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

That looks amazing!

Hope you are 100% soon!


Marianne March 31, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I love that you did a roasted red pepper sauce instead of marinara. I’m so not a tomato sauce person, and it always seems to be the default. I bet it would make a great pizza base, or taste awesome on some pasta.
Marianne´s last blog post ..A Quick Bite


Roz@weightingfor50 April 3, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Glad you are on the mend Mara!!! Hope April is a better, healthier month than May!!! All the best…
Roz@weightingfor50´s last blog post ..Pizza delivery!


Nate June 5, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Nice attempt. Here is the real deal. You’re welcome :),25603.0.html


Previous post:

Next post: