Copycat Breadsticks

copycat breadsticks from olive garden

These copycat breadsticks are just like the ones served in restaurants.


1 packet dry, active yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp salt

2 tbsp melted butter

3 1/2 cups bread flour

For brushing:

1/4 cup melted butter

2 teaspoon garlic seasoning, or regular garlic powder

1 tsp salt


  1. In a warm bowl, dissolve sugar and yeast with warm water. Let sit for about 5-10 minutes, until foamy
  2. Add salt, melted butter and about 2 cups of the flour. Knead dough for about 5 minutes, adding more flour as necessary.
  3. Spray baking pan with cooking spray. Divide dough into small balls, large enough to fill about 1/3 cup. Make larger if desired but not too large as your bread will rise.
  4. Roll and shape dough into cigar shapes. Place in baking pan at least 1 inch apart. Let stand for about 1 hour, covered a clean cloth.
  5. Bake 7 minutes at 375F. While baking, combine melted butter, garlic powder/seasoning and salt for brushing.
  6. Pull baking sheet out of oven, brush the bread sticks with the seasoned, melted butter. Return to oven, bake another 8 – 10 minutes.
  7. Brush with remaining seasoned butter. Serve warm.
  8. Adapted from Chef in Training.