Little Caesars Italian Cheese Bread Recipe Copycat

Crazy Good! The Ultimate Guide to Little Caesars Italian Cheese Bread Recipe

I’m a sucker for cheese, and cheesy bread! There’s something irresistible about the Little Caesars Italian Cheese Bread recipe. It’s the perfect blend of crispy edges, oozy cheese, and that signature garlicky, herby touch. If you’re like me, you’ll love this recipe!

Our copycat recipe practically brings Little Caesars right into your kitchen! With just a few simple ingredients and easy to follow instructions, this recipe is bound to become your favorite!

Let’s get started with creating the best cheese sticks you’ve ever tasted!

Ingredients: Cheese, Please!

The foundation of this cheesy masterpiece is the dough. You can make it the day you cook or, better yet, make it a day ahead. Dough is always better to work with the second day.

Next, cheese, and lots of it! Low moisture part-skim mozzarella, known for its excellent melting properties, and a generous amount of parmesan cheese, for that extra flavor kick, are perfect. The type of cheese used can really affect the flavor, so don’t skimp on quality!

For the signature herby garlic butter, mix melted butter with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and a touch of olive oil. This buttery sauce not only adds flavor, but helps to achieve those perfectly crispy edges. 

Tools You’ll Need

You’ll need a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer to mix your dough ingredients. If using a stand mixer, ensure you have the dough hook attachment ready for kneading the dough.

A rolling pin and a flat surface are essential for rolling out the dough. You’ll want to achieve an even thickness to ensure consistent baking.

For baking, a baking sheet or cookie sheet is key. To get that golden brown crust and evenly baked cheese bread, the quality of baking sheet used can make a big difference.

Finally, a pizza cutter or a sharp knife is necessary for slicing your cheesy bread into perfect, mouth-watering strips.


To start the Little Caesar Italian Cheese Bread recipe, begin with preparing your dough. Mix warm water, yeast, and sugar in a small bowl and let it sit until frothy – a sign that the yeast is active.

Once your dough is ready, roll it out on a lightly floured surface. Aim for a rectangle shape, about ½ inch thick. This thickness ensures a perfect balance between a crispy crust and a soft, doughy interior.

Transfer the rolled dough onto a greased baking sheet.

Now, the fun part – adding the cheese and seasoning.

First, brush the top of the dough with the herby garlic butter, ensuring you cover every inch.

Then, sprinkle a generous amount of mozzarella and parmesan cheese over the buttery sauce. Don’t be shy; the more cheese, the merrier!

Finally, top it off with a sprinkle of Italian spices for that extra flavor punch.

Recipe Variations

While the classic Little Caesars Italian Cheese Bread recipe is already delicious, don’t be afraid to try new flavors to keep things interesting.

Try adding different types of cheese such as sharp cheddar, pepper jack, or Gruyere.

Why not add some toppings? Think pepperoni, sautéed mushrooms, or even some caramelized onions for a twist on the classic recipe. These additions can transform your cheese bread into an actual meal or appetizer. 

For those following special diets, there are options too.

Gluten-free flour can be used for a gluten-free version.

Storing and Reheating

Let’s face it – sometimes, we make more Little Caesars Italian Cheese Bread than we can eat in one sitting. No judgement! But don’t worry, storing and reheating this delicious recipe is easy, and when done correctly, it can taste just as good the next day. 

To store leftovers, wait until the cheese bread cools to room temperature. Then, place it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in aluminum foil. This helps prevent the bread from drying out.

When it comes to reheating, the oven is your best friend. Preheat your oven and place the cheese bread inside for a few minutes until it’s heated through. Doing this helps to retain the crispy edges and soft interior. Avoid using a microwave if possible, as it can make the bread soggy.

Frequently Asked Questions About Little Caesars Italian Cheese Bread

What is on Little Caesars Italian Cheese Bread?

Little Caesars Italian Cheese Bread is a delectable treat, combining the warmth of freshly baked bread with a cheesy, garlicky topping. The bread is typically covered with a blend of mozzarella and Muenster cheeses, sprinkled generously with garlic and Italian seasoning. The result is a savory, aromatic, and stretchy cheesy goodness that’s hard to resist!

Is Little Caesars Crazy Bread Stuffed with Cheese?

No, Little Caesars Crazy Bread isn’t stuffed with cheese. Crazy Bread is more of a garlic breadstick, seasoned with garlic and parmesan cheese. However, for cheese enthusiasts, Little Caesars offers a separate menu item known as “Stuffed Crazy Bread,” which is filled with melted cheese.

Does Little Caesars Crazy Bread Need to be Refrigerated?

Yes, if you have leftovers, it’s best to refrigerate them. Since Crazy Bread has cheese (and stuffed versions have even more cheese), refrigerating it will help maintain its freshness and prevent spoilage. When you’re ready to eat it again, a quick reheat in the oven or microwave will bring back its delicious taste and texture.

FeatureItalian Cheese BreadCrazy Bread
Cheese TypeMozzarella and MuensterParmesan (on the outside)
Stuffed with CheeseNoOnly in Stuffed Crazy Bread
Refrigeration NeededYes (for leftovers)Yes (for leftovers)
Primary IngredientsDough, Mozzarella, Muenster, Garlic, HerbsDough, Garlic, Parmesan
TextureSoft and fluffy inside, crispy outsideSoft and chewy
Best EnjoyedAs a side with pizza or on its ownAs a snack or with pizza

What is Italian Cheese Bread Made Of?

Italian Cheese Bread is a simple yet delicious combination of ingredients. It starts with a base of dough (flour, water, yeast, and salt), which is then topped with a generous amount of cheeses, usually mozzarella and Muenster. Finally, it’s seasoned with garlic and Italian herbs for that extra flavor kick.

What Kind of Bread Does Little Caesars Use?

For their Italian Cheese Bread, Little Caesars uses a special bread dough that’s soft and fluffy on the inside, with a slightly crispy exterior. This bread is similar to pizza dough, making it an excellent base for absorbing the cheesy and garlicky toppings.

Does Little Caesars Use Mozzarella Cheese?

Yes, Little Caesars uses mozzarella cheese in many of their products, including the Italian Cheese Bread. Mozzarella is known for its excellent melting qualities and mild flavor, making it a perfect choice for cheesy bread and pizzas.

Little Caesars copycat Italian Cheese Bread

Recipe by kitcheneasylifeCourse: LunchCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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Enjoy your homemade Little Caesars Italian Cheese Bread, a perfect treat for any occasion! 


  • For the Dough:

  • 1 cup warm water (around 110°F)

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • For the Toppi

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning


  • Prepare the Dough:
  • In a small bowl, mix the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, until frothy.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, combine the flour and salt.
  • Add the yeast mixture and olive oil to the dry ingredients. Mix on low speed until a sticky dough forms.
  • Increase the speed to medium and knead for about 7-8 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.
  • Preheat and Prepare:
  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet or pizza pan.
  • Shape and Top the Dough:
  • Punch down the risen dough and transfer it to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Stretch the dough into a rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Mix the melted butter with garlic powder, and brush this mixture generously over the top of the dough.
  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese evenly over the dough. Then, sprinkle the Italian seasoning on top.
  • Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve:
  • Cut into strips using a pizza cutter and serve warm, optionally with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

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