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Prep Time:
15 Minutes
Marinade Time:
2 Hours - Overnight
6 to 8
Grill time:
10 Minutes

Garlic Fingers

Dough Sticks of Garlicky Goodness

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Garlic Fingers
Serves 6 to 8
Prep Time:
Marinade Time: 2 Hours - Overnight
Grill time: 10 Minutes
Garlic Fingers, you know those cheesy, garlicky sticks of dough that you get for extra money with your pizza? Well now you can make them at home! It's super easy and makes pizza night even more authentic. Dip them in extra pizza sauce if you have it, but salsa or bruschetta mix will do just as well. Now that I have a craving... excuse me. I need to make me some more Garlic Fingers.
Serve with pizza sauce for dipping
Serve with pizza sauce for dipping
Dunk that cheesy garlic stick
Dunk that cheesy garlic stick
Now look I've made a mess
Now look I've made a mess

Garlic Fingers

Serves: 6 to 8       Total Time: 25 Minutes + Marinade


Quick BBQ Pizza Dough - Garlic Style
  • 2 cups all purpose flour, unbleached 
    + more for rolling
  • ¼ cup fresh, grated parmesan cheese
  • 2½  tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup butter, diced
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 3 cloves of garlic, grated or crushed
  • 2 tbsp. cornmeal for baking

Garlic Butter And Toppings

  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 
    (2 tsp. dried)
  • 1 tsp. rosemary
  • 1½ cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese


Step 1
Start by making the compound butter for the recipe. Mix the butter with the garlic, parsley, and rosemary. Either store them in the fridge or wrap it in waxed paper then let it marinate for at least 2 hours. The more it sits, the better the garlic butter flavor will be.
Step 2
Place your pizza stone on your cold grill, and preheat them together to about 400°F.
Step 3
Using a fork, blend all the dry ingredients for the dough. With your hands, break the butter into chunks and smoosh it together with the flour mixture. When it’s like bread crumbs, slowly add the milk, mixing until it makes a ball. Kneed it until the dough is smooth.
Step 4
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. There should be enough dough there to make a 10 to 12-inch round pizza. Make sure that the dough is a little more than ¼-inch thick.
Step 5
Melt the garlic butter and brush one side of the dough with the garlic butter. Carefully transfer the dough to a pizza peel coated with a little flour or corn meal. Place the dough, butter side down, on your pizza stone, or directly onto the grill to cook for 5 minutes.
Step 6
After 5 minutes, flip the dough over and brush again with butter. Sprinkle some parmesan, followed by a healthy helping of mozzarella. Top the mozzarella with more parmesan. Grill the garlic fingers for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and starting to crisp up.
Step 7
Remove the garlic fingers from the grill to a cutting board. Turn off the grill and allow it and the pizza stone to cool together.
Step 8
Slice the garlic finger slab in half, then cut it into sticks for an enjoyably garlic finger experience.
Homemade pizza night will go from awesome to awesomesauce when you add these Garlic Fingers to the mix. Just remember not to roll your dough too thin, or your sticks will be pretty crunchy, unless you prefer thin crust, then go for it!  What's your favorite combination when it comes to garlic and dough? Do you go for garlic bread? Garlic fingers like these? Or something entirely different? Leave a comment below and tell us! 

Happy Grilling!

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