Twisty Bread

Twisty Bread
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Delicious Garlicky Domino’s Style Twisty Bread. It makes for an excellent side dish along with Pizza Sauce and Donair Sauce for Dipping. Pour the Garlic Sauce back into a small dipping dish and use that for dipping the breadsticks into as well.

I serve these just by themselves with dipping sauce or as a side with Pizza, Pasta, Soups & Stew. Especially good with Pizza Soup or Donair Soup. There are different kinds you can make too!

Domino’s Twisty Bread

At Domino’s, we took the 12″ Hand Tossed Pizza Dough. Flattened it out on a cornmeal surface. Shaped out to a rectangular shape and cut 6–8 strips. Then twisted and placed on the pizza screen to go into the oven.

They went on a rack with a catch pan and Brushed with Sauce. Packaged with your choice of Pizza Sauce, Donair Sauce, or both.

Domino’s Twisty Sauce

The Sauce came in a Large Bottle. It was green in color and liquid. There were various Herbs & Spices as well as cheeses in the ingredients listing. From what I can remember it had Parsley, Parmesan, and Romano Cheese. With Butter & Oil.

Homemade Domino’s Twisty Bread Sauce

It is basically a Garlic Butter or Garlic Sauce with fresh Herbs Like Basil & Parsley with Parmesan & Romano Cheese.

The fresh Herbs chopped finely or placed into a food processor and pulsed is what gives that distinct green color to the Old Domino’s Twisty Bread Sauce.

Homemade Twisty Bread

This is my take on the popular Domino’s Twisty Bread that they no longer offer. These are pretty addictive, and we sold a lot of them.

Twisty Bread with Garlic Sauce
Twisty Bread with Garlic Sauce

Twisty Bread Dough

The Twisty Bread or Breadsticks is made from prepared Pizza Dough. Shaped and sliced into strips to make the Bread Sticks. Twisted once while being placed on the pan. Which gives Twisty Bread its name and a nice strip of cornmeal that is twisted all the way around.

Pizza Dough for Twisty Bread

Pizza Dough

Dust the counter with Cornmeal and place a 12-inch Pizza Dough on top.

If the Dough is a bit sticky, sprinkle some flour on top.

Pizza Dough rectangle for Bread Sticks


Flatten out into a rectangle, pulling the corners to get a rectangular shape. Large enough to yield about 6–8 breadsticks.

Slicing Dough into Bread Sticks

Slicing the Breadsticks

With a Pizza Cutter, slice to get about 6–8 strips.

Twisting the Dough unto the pan

Twist & Place

Pick up each strip and twist once while placing unto the Pizza Pan.

Twisty Bread Sauce

Use JAH Garlic Sauce, which is a Papa Johns Garlic Sauce. It’s quick & easy to put together for Garlic Breadsticks.

To this add some Fresh Herbs like Parsley, Basil, Oregano, Marjoram, etc… As well as powdered Romano and Parmesan Cheese if you’d like. You can customize it any way you like. It’s basically a multi Cheese Flavored Garlic Butter with Green Herbs.

Papa Johns Garlic Sauce

Garlic Sauce

  • 1/4 Butter & Sunflower Oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Butter Popcorn Seasoning
  • pinch Citric Acid
Placing the Breadsticks in Garlic Sauce

Brushing the Twisty Bread

Immediately from the oven, place the breadsticks into the tray with the Garlic Butter/Sauce with Tongs.

Brushed Twisty Bread

Brush & Remove

Brush the Twisty Bread by picking up some of the Garlic Butter/Sauce with a brush and dabbing the breadsticks.

Za'atar Bread Sticks


Transfer the Breadsticks with Tongs to a plate and optionally season them with a variety of Seasoning.

Serve with a Dipping Sauce.

Types of Breadsticks

Pesto Bread Sticks

Add Pesto Sauce to the Sauce mix. This is probably the closest to Dominos Twisty Bread since most of the ingredients that were on the back of the Twisty Sauce are also in Pesto Sauce, besides the pine nuts I think. The green color I assume was coming from the Fresh Basil or Parsley leaves blended with Garlic Butter. Various Cheese was used as well.

Everything Bagel Sticks

Use Everything Bagel Seasoning on top of the Breadsticks as soon as they are brushed and transferred to the plate.

For Bagel Twistixs a Bagel wash is brushed on the dough before it gets cooked. It creates that Light & Dark Strip on the breadsticks.

Bagel Twistixs
Bagel Twistixs

Rosemary Bread Sticks

Make Rosemary the dominant Herb that comes through by adding in Ground Rosemary to taste. Optionally, with some whole rosemary for aesthetics.

Za’atar Bread Sticks

Add Za’atar Seasoning to the Garlic Sauce. Optionally, with enough Fresh Parsley to achieve that Green Color. You can also sprinkle Za’atar seasoning on the breadsticks as soon as they are brushed with the Garlic Butter/Sauce.

Za'atar Twisty Bread and Pizza Sauce dip

Za’atar Twisty Bread

Twisty Bread seasoned with Za’atar seasoning and a side of Pizza Sauce for dipping.

Twisty Cheese Bread Sticks

This method stretches the Pizza dough into a large Square instead of a rectangle. The Dough then gets brushed with Garlic Sauce and a light sprinkle of Cheese, before being folded over and the ends pressed together to seam. Then slice the breadsticks and twist them before placing them on the screen or pan.

Pictured below uses Mozzarella Cheese. Add in other cheeses like Provolone, Cheddar, or Monterrey Jack for different versions.

Twisty Cheese Bread Sticks
Twisty Cheese Bread Sticks

Breadstick Dipping Sauce

Serve with some Pizza Sauce and/or Donair Sauce, as well as the leftover Garlic Sauce poured into a small dipping dish to dip the breadsticks in.

Pizza Sauce Top View

Pizza Sauce

Use a Pizza Sauce or Marinara Sauce to dip the Breadsticks in.

Halifax Donair Sauce

Donair Sauce

Donair Sauce is really good with Breadsticks, and I often dip between Pizza Sauce and Donair Sauce.

Papa Johns Garlic Sauce

Garlic Sauce

More of a Garlic Kick can be had with this as a Dipping Sauce. Dip your Breadsticks into this and enjoy that Buttery Garlic Sauce.

Twisty Bread Pin

Twisty Bread

Domino's Style Twisty Bread. Pizza Dough Bread Stick brushed with a Garlic Sauce. Served with Pizza Sauce, Donair Sauce and Garlic Sauce for Dipping.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings


  • 1 Pizza Screen
  • 1 Pan & Brush
  • 1 Tongs



  • Preheat the oven to the highest setting it will go.
    Make the Garlic Sauce and place it into a Tray that you will use to brush the bread sticks in.
    Optionally add in the Fresh Herbs and Powdered Cheese to get that Domino's Style Twisty Bread Sauce.
  • On a flat surface with some Cornmeal, Press Flat the Pizza Dough. Pulling on the edges to shape it into a rectangle and slice strips to make Bread Sticks, about 6–8 slices.
  • Twist both ends once when placed unto the baking sheet. Repeat for each Breadstick. Place into the oven for about 6 minutes, flipping them over halfway through.
  • Remove from the oven, transfer the Breadsticks into the Pan with the Twisty Bread Sauce using tongs and immediately brush with sauce. Transfer to a plate and serve with dipping sauce on the side.


A better brushing technique is to place a wire mesh over something like a casserole pan, place the breadsticks on that and brush with garlic butter. Any excess will drip into the pan and can be reused. This is what Domino’s does when they used to have it.
The Herbs that can go into the Garlic Butter are completely up to you. Fresh Parsley is to get that green color to the sauce. Additionally, Oregano, Basil, Marjoram, Thyme, and other green Herbs can be used.
Add Parsley & Rosemary for Rosemary Garlic Twisty Bread!
Sprinkle Everything Bagel on top for Everything Bagel Twisty Bread!
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Italian
Keywords: Bread Sticks, Breadsticks, Domino’s Twisty Bread, Twisty Bread
Author: JAH
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