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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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! The kids will love them!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: makes 10 sticks 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
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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

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
  3. 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.*
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Keywords: cheesy, taco, bread 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!

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.
69 Responses
  1. Sue

    I am ready to do these for the playoffs! Since I buy taco seasoning in bulk (great way to buy it at warehouse stores since we use it so much) I will probably cook less ground beef and season to taste, not that having leftover taco meat is a bad thing ;-). And jalapeños for sure!

  2. Patti Marter

    This is the type finger food I’m looking for to serve at our 50th anniversary celebration, except I want them smaller. I thought about cutting the cheese sticks and dough in half and using only half the taco meat to make these. fantastic looking and sounding taco snacks!!! THANKS for the recipe.

    1. Jenny

      Wow, Ruby, your comment is so incredibly rude and completely unnecessary.

      ANYWAY, I think these look great and they seem super easy to make. Can’t wait to try them using some pepper jack cheese!

      1. Stacy

        I think they look appetizing and so cheesy! Great idea. And such a rude comment! If you can’t say anything positive don’t say anything.

        1. Andrea

          These were DELISH!! My son is a taco snob and was sooo in love with these. Definitely adding as a dinner favorite!

    2. Barb

      wow aren’t you rude?? if you have nothing nice to say move on to a different blog. I don’t think she needs that kind of negativity

    3. Theresa

      If your a busy mom on the go 24/7 with limited time this is perfect ! There’s nothing wrong with shorts cuts. If you don’t like the site leave it!

  3. Audrie

    I made these tonight and they were amazing! Even my son loved them. The only thing is that next time I would add just a little water to the meat with the taco seeing.

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Shawn Syphus 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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