Rating: 4.5 stars 4.4
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These taste soooo close to Olive Garden® breadsticks! So delicious! Goes well with pizza, pasta, and soup!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
10 mins
1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 35 mins
18 servings


Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Dissolve 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar and yeast in 1/2 cup warm water in a bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.

  • Beat flour, oil, egg, salt, remaining sugar, and remaining warm water into yeast mixture until smooth, adding more flour if needed to form a soft dough. Turn dough onto a floured work surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to cover completely with oil. Cover bowl with a damp towel and place in a warm area until dough is doubled in size, about 40 minutes.

  • Grease a baking sheet.

  • Punch dough down and turn onto a floured work surface. Divide dough into 18 pieces and shape each into a 6-inch rope. Arrange dough pieces on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart; cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, about 25 minutes.

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

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Whisk butter and garlic salt together in a bowl; brush over each breadstick. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each.

Cook's Note:

I personally turn the oven on warm and put the bowl on the oven to let rise.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 14.9g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 24.9mg; sodium 173mg. Full Nutrition