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Traeger Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

Who can resist the incredible smell of freshly baked breadsticks, especially when they come with a cheesy, garlicky twist? This recipe for Traeger Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks will give you a savory snack that is perfect for any gathering or a restaurant-quality appetizer.

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

So, spoiler alert. If you aren’t yet on the pellet grill bus, these CAN be made in the oven. They will still be amazing, and you will not regret your life choices. I promise. There’s just nothing like homemade bread, and these can be served with any Italian dish you’ve got cooking or next to a freshly cooked pizza.

I prefer making them on the pellet grill because it gives these breadsticks a subtle wood-fired flavor that sets them apart from your traditional oven-baked bread. The dough is homemade, featuring a soft texture that perfectly holds the rich, buttery garlic sauce and a generous amount of melted cheese.

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Unique Smoky Flavor: Baking these breadsticks in a Traeger grill infuses them with a distinct wood-fired flavor that you can’t get from a standard oven.
  • Cheesy Goodness: With a trio of mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan, these breadsticks are irresistibly cheesy and satisfying.
  • Garlic Butter Richness: The homemade garlic sauce adds a deep, buttery complexity that garlic lovers will adore.
  • Versatility: Perfect as a snack, appetizer, or side dish, these breadsticks are versatile and crowd-pleasing.

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Garlic Breadsticks shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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  • Warm Water
  • Yeast
  • Red, Pink, or Kosher Salt
  • Honey
  • Olive Oil
  • Pizza Flour
  • Salted Butter
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Minced Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Salt
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Shredded or Sliced Provolone
  • Shredded Parmesan

Try our Garlic Twisty Bread, too!

How to make Garlic Cheese Bread on the Traeger

Wondering what you’re getting yourself into when you make this dish? Here’s a quick overview of the process! Make sure you follow the instructions at the recipe card at the bottom of the post while you’re cooking.


  1. Prepare Dough: In a mixer with a dough hook, combine warm water, salt, yeast, and honey. Mix briefly, then gradually add flour. Mix on medium until dough is smooth and cleans the sides of the bowl. Incorporate olive oil on low speed, cover, and let rise until doubled.
  2. Preheat Traeger Grill: Set your Traeger grill to 400°F, allowing it to heat up while the dough rises.
  3. Make Garlic Butter Sauce: Melt butter in a saucepan, then stir in parmesan, minced garlic, parsley, granulated garlic, and salt. Simmer for a few minutes until aromatic.
  4. Assemble Breadsticks: Press the risen dough onto a pizza pan and coat with garlic butter. Poke holes to prevent bubbling. Bake in the Traeger for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Add Cheese and Bake: Top the pre-baked dough with mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan. Return to the grill and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve with our Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Garlic Bread Sticks FAQ

Can I prepare these breadsticks in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the dough up to a day ahead and keep it refrigerated. Allow it to come to room temperature before pressing and baking.

What are some good variations for this recipe?

For an extra kick, sprinkle crushed red pepper flakes before adding the cheese. You can also add chopped olives or sun-dried tomatoes for additional flavor.

How should I store and reheat leftover breadsticks?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in a toaster oven or back on the grill for best results.

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Serve This Garlic Bread With…

Traeger Garlic Cheese Bread

Traeger Cheesy Breadsticks

Made from scratch crust gets cooked on the Traeger and covered in a buttery garlic sauce before getting topped with so much cheese you're going to be a little shocked. But go with me. It is worth it! Make them thick and chewy or thin-crust style, whatever you prefer.
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Course: Traeger Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pizza
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Rising Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Author: Nicole Johnson



  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 teaspoons red pink, or kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds 00 pizza flour

Garlic Sauce

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cheese Topping

  • 3 cups mozzarella shredded
  • 2 cups provolone shredded or sliced
  • 1 cup parmesan shredded



  • Place the water, salt, yeast, and honey into your mixer with the dough hook attached. Mix about 30 seconds.
  • Turn the mixer on medium speed and begin adding flour until a soft dough is formed that cleans the side of the mixer. Mix for 4 minutes after the sides are cleaned.
  • Turn mixer to low and drizzle in the olive oil and mix until it is kneaded into the dough.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled.
  • Preheat your Traeger to 400°F.

Make Butter

  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Mix in the rest of the ingredients for the garlic sauce. Let it gently simmer over low-medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes.


  • Take the dough and press it gently onto a large pizza pan.
  • Coat the whole thing with the garlic butter.
  • Poke a few holes in the dough's surface with a fork to prevent bubbling.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Add all the cheese on top of the dough.
  • Put back in the oven and continue cooking until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit for 2-3 minutes before slicing and serving.


This amount of dough will make enough breadsticks for two pans of the thinner version or one large pan of the thicker version. If you make two pans, you can increase the amount of cheese a bit to accommodate topping two pans instead of one.
Honestly, the garlic butter is a bit excessive for one pan, but I’m here for it. You could totally spread it between two if you want to be less extra. Follow your heart. It is garlic bread. Make it the way YOU like it!


Calories: 785kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 35gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 1053mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1086IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 683mgIron: 1mg
Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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