Bacon Cheesestix

A classic garlicky bacon cheesestix often found around college campuses
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: bacon, cheesestix, eatfluencer, food porn, garlic butter, instacalories, makecaloriesgreatagain, mcga
Cooking Method: Baked
Food Category: Pizza
FoodOrDrink: Food


  • 1 ea Pizza Crust See notes for recipe
  • 2 cups Cheese I used 1 cup whole fat mozzarella, 1/2 cup cheddar, 1/2 cup Monterrey jack
  • 1 ea Garlic Paste See notes for recipe
  • 4 ea Bacon Optional – See notes
  • 1 ea Corn Meal For pizza stone
  • 1 ea Parmesan To taste


  • Gather your ingredients and set the over for 425 degrees. See notes regarding pizza stone.
  • Spread the garlic paste evenly on the dough.
  • Sprinkle the pizza with all of the cheese you have chosen to use (Parmesan included).
  • Sprinkle on the bacon if you're including it
  • Place the stix in the oven until done (likely around 20 minutes).
  • Slice into 1" wide pieces and dip them in the garlic butter sauce!


  • The garlic paste recipe is the non-clarified version of my Garlic Butter (Pizza) recipe.  I’d highly recommend doubling the recipe.  Using half for the paste and the other half (after clarifying) as your dipping sauce!
  • You could use any pizza dough you wanted here, but I used my recipe for Pizza Dough.
  • If you’re using a pizza stone, you’ll want to preheat it in the oven (otherwise your dough won’t fully cook before the cheese starts burning.  And if you’re using a homemade dough, be sure you sprinkle cornmeal on it so the dough doesn’t stick.  If this is going to be a challenge or if you intend to use a pizza pan to cook your stix, then I’d suggest you partially cook the dough before you proceed with the garlic paste and toppings.  A lot of frustrating experience went into learning these lessons.  😉
  • The bacon in my opinion really makes these stix pop, but it isn’t necessary.  To get the crumbled bacon for this cook, I broiled it in the oven until crispy (flipping once).  Then wrapped them in paper towel to absorb the grease and crushed them with my hands  (anyone remember the man hands episode from Seinfeld?).
  • And while I do make a lot of typos, the spelling of sticks as “stix” in this recipe is very much intentional. 😉
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