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Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks

These delicious homemade breadsticks tastes just like the famous Olive Garden breadsticks we all love.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Rest Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Breadsticks, Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks
Servings: 12
Author: Deliciously Seasoned


  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • teaspoons salt
  • 3-3½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons basil


  • Prepare a baking sheet by spraying with a non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir yeast, oil, and sugar into warm water.
  • Let bloom for 10 minutes or until mixture becomes foamy.
  • Next, whisk in egg and salt.
  • Slowly add flour until a smooth dough forms.
  • Roll dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Let rise for about an hour, or until dough has doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Next, transfer dough onto a well floured surface and knead until smooth and all of the air is out of the dough. Form back into a ball.
  • Using a dough cutter, or knife, divide dough into 12 pieces.
  • Now, roll each piece of dough into a ball and then roll out to desired length (approximetly 5 to 6 inches long.)
  • Place breadsticks onto prepared baking dish and let rise for 10 minutes.
  • Place breadsticks into oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While breadsticks are baking, prepare your parmesan garlic butter.
  • In a small, heat-safe bowl, melt butter in microwave and heat for 30-45 seconds.
  • Next, add parmesan cheese, garlic salt and basil.
  • Once breadsticks are removed from oven, brush generously with butter parmesan mixture and serve.


Recipe mostly adapted from Great Grub, Delicious Treats