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This copycat recipe for Olive Garden breadsticks is even better than the original! These soft garlic breadsticks are absolute heaven.
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Better Than Olive Garden Breadsticks

I'm sharing a copycat Olive Garden breadsticks recipe that's even better than the original!
Prep Time2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time2 hrs 33 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: breadsticks
Servings: 16 breadsticks



  • 1 cup water warm
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3 & 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • garlic salt and Italian seasoning to taste


  • Combine all ingredients (except for topping ingredients) in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix using the dough hook until combined on low.
  • Continue mixing about 5 minutes, adding just a little more flour if needed.
  • Dough will be soft and slightly sticky; it won't completely pull away from side of bowl. 
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead two or three times, forming a ball.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise one to one and a half hours, until nearly double in size.
  • On a floured surface, roll dough into a 12x16 inch rectangle. Use pizza cutter to slice into 16 pieces.
  • Pinched the long sides of each piece together to form a breadstick shape.
  • Place sticks pinched side down on a greased cookie sheet, cover with towel, and let rise about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes until golden brown. Brush with butter and sprinkle with seasonings.