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Tear And Share Cheesy Italian Bread Twists

Tear And Share Cheesy Italian Bread Twists

Course Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine American, Italian Inspired
Keyword tear-and-share-cheesy-Italian-bread-twists
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rise time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 30 bread twists
Calories 132kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 loaves frozen white bread thawed (i.e. Rhodes or similar)
  • ½ cup salted butter, plus 2 Tbsp melted and divided
  • 2 cup finely shredded Italian blend cheese or mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan-Romano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt divided


  • Thaw bread dough in refrigerator covered per the package instructions.
  • When thawed, use a sharp knife or pizza wheel to cut each loaf into 9 equal pieces. Lay side by side on a non-stick surface then press together to form roughly two 10 x 16 inch rectangles.
  • Brush the entire surface of one rectangle with melted butter. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, ½ teaspoon dry Italian seasoning and a ¼ teaspoon garlic salt. Sprinkle with ½ of the grated Parmesan cheese. (May adjust salt to taste)
  • Top with second rectangle of dough. Pinch edges to seal.
  • Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut from side to side into strips around ¾ inches thick. Should yield around 15 pieces.
  • Nest, cut from top to bottom through the middle forming 30 shorter strips. Separate the pieces and twist.
  • Arrange side by side in a buttered 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Brush the tops with butter, then pour any remaining butter over the twists reserving a small amount for after baking.
  • Sprinkle top with remaining dry Italian seasoning, garlic salt and grated Parmesan cheese on top. Cover and let rise in warm place for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the bread twists for 22-25 minutes until golden and cooked through. Check at 22 minutes and lay aluminum foil on top to prevent over browning, if needed.
  • Brush with reserved melted butter and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese before serving, if desired. Serve immediately.


Cutting the dough into equal pieces makes it easier to press forming the rectangles.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg