Cheesy Taco Sticks

These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!

These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!


These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!

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Ever since I made those crazy delicious Cheesy Pizza Sticks, I’ve been dreaming up new flavors to stick inside some pizza dough to make another delicious snack time recipe.

These Cheesy Taco Sticks were the brain child and I’m happy to report – so so good!

These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!

I think what I love the most about these taco sticks is that I can use leftover taco meat from our taco dinners.

We always seem to have just enough taco meat leftover and using it in these cheesy breadsticks is the perfect way to repurpose it!

These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!

I went ahead and cut the cheese sticks in half for this recipe because I couldn’t seem to fit all of the cheese inside without it oozing out all over. I found that half a stick was a perfect balance of meat, cheese and bread.

I am pretty sure I could survive off of just meat, cheese and bread. Who’s with me?!

These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!

I did have a little bit of cheese ooze out on some of the sticks, but there was still plenty of cheesy goodness on the inside to make me weak in the knees.

These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!

The cheesy sticks are perfect with a little salsa, sour cream and maybe a few slices of jalapeño.

I wanted to stick some jalapeño inside, but I was worried my kids wouldn’t like the spiciness of it. Next time I make these I am going to make a batch with the jalapeños in it just for me!

These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!

Oh yeah, come to mama!

These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!

Who’s ready for this reinvented taco night?!

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These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!
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Cheesy Taco Sticks

These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! The kids will love them!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 sticks
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix, or homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 tube Pillsbury Pizza Dough
  • 5 colby jack and cheddar cheese sticks, halved
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Lightly coat a large baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Cook the ground beef in a skillet, breaking up with a wooden spoon until fully browned and crumbled. Drain any fat and return skillet to stove top. Mix in the taco seasoning packet (but no water), and stir until fully coated. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.*
  • Spread the pizza dough out until it's flat and cut in half lengthwise and then 4 cuts up and down, creating a total of 10 small rectangles. Place about a tablespoon or more of the taco meat in the center of each pizza dough, top with a halved cheese stick and then carefully roll up the pizza stick, making sure to pinch all seams closed.
  • Combine the melted butter, garlic powder and parsley in a small bowl and brush it on the tops of the cheesy taco sticks. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve hot with your favorite taco toppings!
Notes
*You can use leftover taco meat in this recipe. But if you do make the full 1 lb. of ground beef, you will have lots of leftover taco meat, so you can freeze it and save for later use!

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: bread sticks, Cheesy, taco
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These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
86 Responses
  1. Patrice

    5 stars
    I ran across this recipe while looking for fun meals for my granddaughters. The girls helped make them and they were a hit!

  2. May E

    5 stars
    Well I totally butchered the appearance of these but they still tasted really good! Both my youngins loved it too!
    I’ll for sure be checking out more of your recipes!! Glad I found this on Pinterest

  3. Kathi Brill

    5 stars
    If there were 10 stars I would have checked them all! I had a solution for the leftover meat!
    So I made them and we all loved them, I started to think what else could I throw in there I’m all thinking about ham and cheese, My Grandkids are going to be so happy I found your recipe! Thanks

  4. Crissy

    5 stars
    OMG! These were so delicious! We raved about them! So delicious! Loved the sticks of colby jack, I added a little water to the taco meat and seasoning cause it looked a little dry! The butter, garlic, and parsley was amazing. My 14 month old and husband loved them. Can’t wait to make them again and again!

  5. Mary carley

    5 stars
    I made these last night, but instead of using pizza crust I used croissants and they were absolutely delicious!! Will definitely make again

  6. David L

    5 stars
    This was so incredibly good and easy. My wife and I came up with at least 6 variations. The grandkids are going to love these.
    Recipe was easy. I had problems working with the dough but it all went well.
    Thank you for sharing this.

  7. What other combinations have you tried?? Have you tried just plain cheese to serve with tomato soup? I wonder if a plain cheese would still only need half of the cheese stick?

    1. Hi Adele, The possibilities are endless! Among my favorites are The Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks and the Philly Cheese Steak Pizza Sticks (also on my site 🙂 ) Plain cheese is great. You could use a whole stick of cheese, just be prepared for some “cheese ooze” during baking.

  8. karen

    I have grandkids who LOVE any and all vegetables. I want to do these using chopped brocolli and mushrooms ect. Will shredded cheese do fine versus the string type cheese? Oh and Ruby? that comment was for sure, tasteless.. Sorry you are such a great “inventor” of good food.. (NOT!! )but these look FUN for all the rest of us. So please enjoy watching us all do a happy dance eating all of ours..

  9. Wendy Hampton

    So easy! Great for a snack or as an entree. However, did you think of it! I will be sharing this with my brother and all my sisters! They are going to love this!

    1. If you prepared these ahead of time, I would make the full recipe, bake them, cool them, then wrap and freeze. You can reheat them by baking at 350 until warm throughout, or pop them in the toaster oven!

  10. Chelsea

    Going to try these tonight with my two boys. Will add sides of black beans and rice to make it a complete meal. They are sure to love these. Thank you for the idea! 🙂

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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