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Olive Garden Breadsticks from TheFoodCharlatan.com

Olive Garden Breadsticks

This olive garden breadstick recipe is a pretty good knockoff. I like to eat these with Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup.
Course Bread
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Rise Time 15 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 12 breadsticks
Calories 203kcal
Author Karen


For the dough

  • 1 & 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 4-5 cups all purpose flour

For the topping

  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • For the dough, pour the water into a stand mixer with the sugar and yeast, and let that sit and froth for about 10 minutes. Add salt, butter, and 2 cups of flour. Mix the dough on low. Using the dough hook, add the rest of the flour a half cup at a time, until dough scrapes the sides of the bowl clean. Mix the dough about 5 minutes on medium speed, until it is soft and easy to work with.
  • Let the dough rest in the bowl (covered) until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Roll the dough out into a long log, spray a knife with cooking spray and cut the dough into 12-14 pieces. Roll those pieces into about 6 inch long snakes. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray, and lay the breadsticks out leaving about 2 inches between each one.
  • Place them in the oven and let them rise for about 15 minutes, or until doubled in size. (If you are not in a hurry, you could let them sit at room temperature until they are doubled in size and then proceed with the baking step.)
  • Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a bowl. Once risen, brush breadsticks with about half of the melted butter and sprinkle them liberally with salt. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake them for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While they are baking add 1 teaspoon garlic powder to the remaining butter (about 1 and 1/2 tablsepoons). When the breadsticks are golden brown, remove them from the oven and brush them with the butter/garlic mixture.


Source: a blog called Readable Eatables, which is no longer active


Serving: 1g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2mg