Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Olive Garden Style Breadsticks

I found these tasty breadsticks in my last summer's issue of the Food Network magazine. I haven't been to Olive Garden in ages since they since they are no longer in Canada, so I don't know if they actually taste like their breadsticks, but they are really good and I will be making them often.

1 pkg yeast
4 1/4 C flour
2 T butter, softened
2 T sugar
1/2 T salt

Place 1/4 C warm water in the bowl of a mixer; sprinkle yeast on top and set aside for 5 minutes or until foamy. Add the flour, butter, sugar, salt and 1 1/4 C plus 2 T warm water; mix with the paddle attachment until a slightly sticky dough forms.

Knead the dough by hand on a floured surface until very smooth and soft, 3 or so minutes. Roll into a 2- foot-long log; cut into 16, 1 1/2 inch-long pieces. Shape each piece into a 7-inch-long breadstick; arrange 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover with a cloth; let rise in a warm spot until almost doubled, about 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Melt 3 T butter. Brush on the breadsticks. Sprinkle with garlic salt, and if desired
oregano. I think parmesan cheese would be really good in place or with the oregano. Can't go wrong with cheese!

Bake until lightly golden, 13-15 minutes. Brush with more butter if desired after baking. Enjoy!


  1. Can't wait to try these! My fave girls day out lunch is the soup, salad and breadsticks at OG.

  2. Let me know you like them! Nice to see you on here ( :

  3. Those look incredible! I've been using your other breadstick recipe for years (Darcie gave it to me) - but I'll have to give this one a go:)