Copy Cat Olive Garden Breadsticks

Who doesn’t love a great breadstick?

Let’s be honest, when you think of the best breadstick it’s Olive Garden, right?

Well, I learned how to make them at home and they’re just as fabulous!  Even left over and warmed up in the microwave they’re amazing!

The breadsticks are the perfect accompaniment to soup, salad, pasta, or really anything!  My family can’t get enough!  

Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks
Adapted from Chef in Training

1 ½ cups warm water (about 115 degrees F)
2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon salt
3 ½-4 cups all purpose flour

¼ cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt

Place the water, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Stir to mix and set aside until foamy.

Add the butter, salt, and half the flour, mix with the paddle attachment until smooth.  Switch to the dough hook.  Slowly add the remaining flour and mix on low until a smooth dough has formed.

Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicon mat.  Divide the dough into twelve, 2-ounces pieces and roll into thin logs (roll them longer and thinner than you think they should be – they rise a lot!)  Place onto the prepared baking sheet.  Cover loosely with a kitchen towel and set aside to rise for 45 minutes.

After the breadsticks have risen, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Bake the breadsticks for 6 minutes. 

Meanwhile, whisk together the melted butter, garlic powder, and salt.  After the 6 minutes, brush the breadsticks with the butter mixture, then continue cooking for another 5 minutes.  Brush with the remaining butter and serve immediately.


  1. Amy, thanks for this receipe! We made then today and they were fabulous!!


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