OLIVE GARDEN GARLIC BREADSTICKS (+Video)

These homemade Olive Garden Garlic Breadsticks taste even better than the originals. So soft and the garlic butter topping is to die for!

OLIVE GARDEN GARLIC BREADSTICKS

Raise your hand if you love Olive Garden garlic breadsticks. I know! Me too! I love when they are warm and buttery and garlicky. Did you know you can make something very similar at home and it is not as hard as you might think? Now, I want all of you who are intimidated by working with yeast to pay attention. You can do this!
Olive Garden Garlic Breadsticks on a plate with salad

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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THE BEST HOMEMADE GARLIC BREADSTICKS:

They only real key here is to have fresh, active yeast and to knead your dough until smooth and elastic. If you can do that, then you can have fresh breadsticks. And the buttery sauce that you spread on top. Oh. My. Word. You can put on as much or as little of it on as you like (and I like a lot)! My hubby swears they taste better than Olive Garden’s version. Also, you gotta try eating these with my PASTA E FAGIOLI or ZUPPA TOSCANA.Olive Garden Garlic Breadsticks recipe from The Country Cook
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
very warm water
active dry yeast
all-purpose flour
unsalted butter
sugar
salt
garlic butter topping:
unsalted butter
garlic powder
salt
yeast, butter, sugar, warm water, salt, all purpose White Lily Flour, garlic powder

HOW TO MAKE OLIVE GARDEN HOMEMADE GARLIC BREADSTICKS:

In a large bowl, dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water and allow to sit for 10 minutes, covered.
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Mixture should be frothy. In the bowl of your stand mixer or medium-sized bowl, combine flour and salt.
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Add yeast mixture and melted butter to flour mixture.
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Mix with dough hook attachment on stand mixer or stir with a wooden spoon until fully combined. Knead dough for about 8-10 minutes just until dough is smooth and elastic.
Copycat Olive Garden BreadsticksSpray baking sheet with nonstick spray. Pull off pieces of dough and roll out into strips. It helps to roll them in between your hands or on the countertop until smooth. The first few times I made this, I pulled off way too much dough for each breadstick. So pull off smaller size pieces than you would think you’d need. Remember these are going to double in size!
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Cover the dough with plastic wrap sprayed with nonstick spray (so dough doesn’t stick to it from the inside) or cover with a clean kitchen towel. Put in a warm place to rise. I like to preheat my oven to about 150F degrees and then turn it off once it has warmed. I’ll put my breadsticks in there because it is a nice, warm and draft-free place for the bread to rise. Once they have doubled in size, remove sheet from oven and preheat oven up to 400F degrees. Once it has reached temperature, take plastic wrap off of breadsticks and put in the oven. While they are baking, make butter topping.
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Microwave butter until melted and add garlic powder and salt, stir until combined. After 6 or 7 minutes, brush the bread sticks with half the butter mixture.
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Then continue to bake for another 6-7 minutes. Immediately upon removal from the oven, brush the other half of the butter on the sticks. Allow them to cool for a minute or two, and enjoy!
Homemade Olive Garden Garlic Breadsticks on a baking sheet
 Enjoy!

Originally published: August 2011
Updated & republished: June 2019

HOMEMADE OLIVE GARDEN GARLIC BREADSTICKS

These homemade Olive Garden Garlic Breadsticks taste even better than the originals. So soft and the garlic butter topping is to die for!

  • 1 1/2 cups very warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I like White Lily flour)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • garlic butter topping:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter ((1/2 stick))
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water and allow to sit for 10 minutes, covered. Mixture should be frothy.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer or medium-sized bowl, combine flour and salt.
  3. Add yeast mixture and melted butter to flour mixture.
  4. Mix with dough hook attachment on stand mixer or stir with a wooden spoon until fully combined.
  5. Knead dough for a few minutes just until dough is smooth and elastic.
  6. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  7. Pull off pieces of dough and roll out into strips. Remember these are going to double in size!

  8. Cover the dough with plastic wrap sprayed with nonstick spray (so dough doesn’t stick to it from the inside) or cover with a clean kitchen towel and put in a warm place to rise.
  9. I like to preheat my oven to 150F degrees, then turn it off. I’ll put the breasticks in there to rise because it is a nice, warm & draft free area.
  10. Once they have doubled in size (about an hour), remove sheet from oven and preheat oven up to 400F degrees.
  11. Once it has reached temperature, take plastic wrap off of breadsticks and put in the oven to bake.
  12. While they are baking, make butter topping.
  13. Microwave butter until melted and add garlic powder and salt, stir until combined.
  14. After 6 or 7 minutes, brush the bread sticks with half the butter mixture.
  15. Then continue to bake for another 6-7 minutes.
  16. Immediately upon removal from the oven, brush the other half of the butter on the sticks.

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