Homemade Bread Sticks

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to enjoy breadsticks as much as Olive Garden’s recipe.... we raise the bar and provide breadsticks that are even BETTER than Olive Garden! Soft and fluffy breadsticks with garlic butter and herb crust, SO GOOD!

If you’ve ever attempted to make breadsticks at home you will know they aren't always easy. Once you try this recipe, you’re going to feel so accomplished. They are foolproof and so easy to make.

Bread Sticks Essentials

  • Flour

  • Yeast

  • Salt

  • Sugar

  • Butter

  • Garlic Powder

  • Italian Herbs


Bread Sticks

3 cups all-purpose flour, measured then sifted

1¼ cups warm water

3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1½ tsp salt

1 Tbsp active dry yeast

1 Tbsp granulated sugar

Garlic butter topping

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp italian seasoning


  • In a large bowl, add the sifted flour and create a well in the center.

  • Combine together the warm water, melted butter and salt. Pour mixture in the well.

  • Sprinkle yeast and sugar over water, gently stir and allow yeast to activate (about 5 minutes).

  • Mix the dough until well incorporated. Cover the dough and let rise for an hour.

  • Shape twelve breadsticks and place onto a baking sheet. Allow to rise an additional 30 minutes.

  • Bake at 375°F for 14-16 minutes, or until breadsticks are golden.

  • Combine melted butter, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. With a pastry brush, generously brush the breadstick with the garlic butter.

  • Enjoy!


Yields 12 Breadsticks

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