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Little Caesars Crazy Bread Recipe
Little Caesar's Crazy Bread
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Bread
Calories: 60
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Recipe Rating: 3.8 (21 reviews)

In 1959, Michael Ilitch and his wife, Marian, opened the first Little Caesar's restaurant in Garden City, Michigan, fifteen miles west of Detroit. Encouraged by their success, the couple opened a second restaurant two years later, and soon Little Caesar's Pizza was a household name in the Detroit area. Biographical material provided by the company claims that Ilitch "thinks pizza," and that when he designed the Little Caesar's conveyer oven, the company was able to serve hot pizza faster than anyone else in the industry.

One of the most popular products available from Little Caesar's is the Crazy Bread, first served in 1982. Its pizza dough cut into eight pieces, then coated with garlic salt, butter, and Parmesan cheese. This recipe is made easily with a tube of Pillsbury pizza dough, which you simply slice into strips and bake. Cinchy.

one 10-ounce tube Pillsbury pizza dough
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Kraft 100% grated Parmesan cheese for topping

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Unroll the dough on a cutting board. Position it lengthwise (longer from left to right than top to bottom). With a sharp knife, cut the dough in half, and then in half once more so that you have 8 even strips of dough. 

3. Being careful not to stretch the dough, place each strip on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the top just turns golden brown.

4. While the dough bakes, melt the butter (on the stove or in the microwave on high for 15 to 20 seconds), then add the garlic salt and stir until it dissolves.

5. Remove the browned dough from the oven and with a pastry brush or spoon spread a coating of garlic butter over each piece.

6. Sprinkle a generous amount of Parmesan cheese on each

Makes 8 pieces

Tasted Exactly the Same
Submitted on: 01/27/14
Little Caesar's under-cooks their bread sticks which makes them taste oddly good. To get this consistency, you need to cook a batch for 6 and 1/2 minutes at 375 to 400 degrees. Next, do not use Pillsbury dough because well it sucks. Instead, just look up a simple pizza dough recipe and use that. I greased the bottom with a little vegetable oil and basted the bread sticks in the garlic butter after cooking (regardless of what others say it is not too much garlic salt).
Submitted on: 01/18/14
i dont care what others are saying. this recipe is really really good a must try.
Not the same
Submitted on: 11/08/13
It was alright, but not close to the real thing. Good comments, I'll try some suggestions to see how it comes out.
Not too shabby.
Food, Faith, & Other Fabulous Finds  
Submitted on: 09/09/13
These give you a good technique to play with, but you MUST use less garlic salt. I use 1/2 garlic salt and 1/2 garlic powder.
Submitted on: 08/28/06
This is a winner. Less garlic salt was better and the corn meal instead of greasing the pan worked great, loved the additional texture.
kem14 : )  
Submitted on: 08/04/06
I tried little caesars crazy bread a few years ago. I fell in love with it!! So i had been having cravings for it for a long time, but i never was able to go to little caesars again because i dont live close to one. So i decided to make this recipe. It wasnt bad, but definately not little caesar.
Submitted on: 08/01/06
Very good- However, use about half the garlic salt.
Submitted on: 06/12/06
Great replica of one of our family's favorite treats! Instead of buying dough, I used my pizza dough recipe for my breadmaker. Worked great and tasted better and fresher than Little Caesar's! Thanks for making this recipe available!
Tara Rapert  
Submitted on: 03/04/06
This recipe is great! I worked at Little Ceasers years ago, and they then had a promotion where you got ranch dip and salsa with your bread. Try this. It's great!!!
Submitted on: 12/17/05
I worked at Little Ceasars 16 yrs. A Tip... Buy the frozen bread dough, comes 2 loaves to a package, thaw one and separate into 2 balls. Roll in oblong shape and slice. Don't grease the pan, that's why everyone is getting too crispy on bottoms, instead buy the coarsest cornmeal and dust the pan with it before tansfering the slices. Also, use minced garlic, and real butter, melt together in microwave before brushing on. Trust me. The butter garlic is how we did it before they switched to that crappy butter garlic oil.
Ricky Poncerotti_Cheff  
Submitted on: 12/14/05
This is absolutely amazing! And I thought that I was a good cook! Great flavor and great consistency, the only thing I would recommend is to heat the oven to 375. That way it will not become too crispy.
Submitted on: 12/11/05
This is NOT even CLOSE to the Little Caesars crazy bread...WHY? Because of the pizza dough being used...People go out and buy REAL pizza dough when making this recipe...for best results.
Submitted on: 12/02/05
I didn't think this recipe tasted anything like the Little Caesars breadsticks. You can tell this recipe does come from the Pillsbury family as they have their own distinct taste.
Submitted on: 11/28/05
They are very tasty but they could use a little less garlic salt and a little less time in the oven.
Bren Tedder  
Submitted on: 11/21/05
Way too good to stop at one 10-ounce tube! It is remarkably like the Crazy Bread that I used to buy every Saturday morning right down to the odd under-cooked batch! Thank you!
Submitted on: 10/02/05
I worked at Little Caesar's for two years, and got to know the crazy bread spread pretty well. I've found that a bit of cooking oil mixed with the butter more closely approximates the taste and texture.
Submitted on: 09/23/05
I am 13 weeks pregnant and was having the strongest craving for Little Caesars Crazy Bread, I was about to drive 1 hour to the nearest location when I found out it was closed. I found this recipe and it was right on!! This recipe was a major life saver!!!!
Submitted on: 09/13/05
I thought this recipe was great...I think I will bake them on the middle rack of my gas oven the next time. The sauce was wonderful too! Thanks!
Submitted on: 08/24/05
I made 2 individual batches. The first one was baked at 425 as stated. The bottom of the crust was too well-done. I made the second and baked it at 400. PERFECT!!! I have a gas oven, by the way.
Submitted on: 08/24/05
Not bad but have to be very careful not to overcook the "sticks" in the very slightest.
Submitted on: 08/09/05
Very close the real thing! As someone who grew up eating at Little Caesar's, and have been missing it since moving out of the Detroit area ten years ago, I was excited to make this for my husband and I. The only problem was the pizza dough baked up a little too crispy on the bottom, but other than that, this tastes great!! Thank you!