Just as good if not better than the Olive Garden's®! We absolutely love these! Fun to make and eat!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs 5 mins
total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve sugar and yeast in 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water in a bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.

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  • Combine flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix 2 tablespoons butter into flour mixture until incorporated. Pour yeast mixture into flour mixture and knead dough using the dough hook attachment until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

  • Place dough in a container and cover container with a towel or plastic wrap; let stand until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Divide dough into 2-ounce portions and roll into 7-inch long sticks. Arrange sticks on the prepared baking sheet; cover with plastic wrap and let stand until dough doubles in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Remove plastic wrap from dough.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until breadsticks are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Brush each breadstick using 2 tablespoons melted butter; top with garlic salt.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have a stand mixer, use a large bowl to mix flour mixture with yeast mixture. Knead dough by hand on a floured work surface for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 40.6g; fat 6.6g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 592.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2016
I followed the ingredients 100 percent. I followed step one. After mixture was frothy I poured the liquid mixture in into my bread pan followed by step two putting the ingredients in to the bread maker. Set the machine to dough. Picked up at step 4 except I substituted a silicone mat for the Parchment paper. Followed steps 5,6,7. This recipe produced the best bread sticks I've ever made. They taste just like olive gardens maybe even better. Thank you luckoftheIrish Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2017
I've made this recipe four times and had to tweak it a lot to get it to work. Read More
56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2019
Great recipe! I used this recipe for breadsticks based on the fact they are called “fluffy”, as my plan was to make a Bosco Stick or cheese filled breadstick. I’m glad I used this recipe, I followed the instructions mostly except allowed 1 Hour for rise, then when broke into sticks, placed a mozzarella stick in the center of each and allowed 30 minutes for rising. Oh MY word! The BEST! My family loves these! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2016
I followed the ingredients 100 percent. I followed step one. After mixture was frothy I poured the liquid mixture in into my bread pan followed by step two putting the ingredients in to the bread maker. Set the machine to dough. Picked up at step 4 except I substituted a silicone mat for the Parchment paper. Followed steps 5,6,7. This recipe produced the best bread sticks I've ever made. They taste just like olive gardens maybe even better. Thank you luckoftheIrish Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2016
I made this even easier and bought premade yeast dough from the store. To prep, I portioned it out the same as in this recipe (2 oz portions rolled into 7" sticks) and let it rise about 2 hours. That's the trick! Then brush with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt. Weekends perfect every time! I also added a lil parmesan at the end and it was super tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2015
Amazing recipe!thank you! I made these a few times already and they're absolutely delicious. My husband asked to make them again today. The only thing I changed is that instead of garlic salt I used regular salt and then mixed it with butter and freshly squeezed garlic for the top coat. So yummy!! Thanks again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2015
Delicious! I don't think that these are as 'fluffy' as the name describes but they are yummy none the less. I halved the recipe and needed to add a bit extra water just to bring it to a nice soft dough. Very easy to make and the whole family enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2015
Dough was a little sticky, I think because I used regular flour as I had no bread flour on hand, but I just added a little extra and these turned out very nicely! Might add a tiny bit more yeast next time and will definitely use the bread flour. Will make again, they are similar to the ones at Olive Garden! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2018
We LOVED these...and we're picky about bread. They take a long time but that rising time is what makes them so fluffy and light! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2018
It turned out really well! They were delicious and my family enjoyed them a lot. They were really fluffy and light. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2020
Easy and delicious. Better than Olive Garden breadsticks. I added garlic powder to the melted butter after baking and spread on the breadsticks then sprinkled salt after. Made 12 breadsticks at 2oz dough each. And no egg needed. Something to be said for that during this pandemic and egg shortage. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2017
I've made this recipe four times and had to tweak it a lot to get it to work. Read More
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