Olive Garden Breadstick Recipe

Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks - this delicious recipe is simple and tastes just like the real thing - but beware, they're addicting!
Course Bread
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Let Rise 2 hours
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 breadsticks
Calories 701 kcal
Author The Baker Upstairs on



  • 1 cup and 2 Tbsp warm water
  • 1 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3-3 1/4 cups flour


  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt


  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let sit 5-10 minutes, or until foamy. Add the salt, oil, and two cups of flour, and mix until combined. Add additional flour, ΒΌ cup at a time, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and is soft and only slightly sticky to the touch.

  2. Knead the dough until smooth, sprinkling with flour as needed to make the dough manageable. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and let rise one hour, or until doubled.
  3. After the dough has rise, punch it down gently and divide it into 12 equal sized balls. Roll each ball out into a nine inch rope, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone liner. Repeat with remaining dough, using two baking sheets. Cover and let rise one hour.
  4. During the last ten minutes of rise time, preheat the oven to 425. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter, then sprinkle with garlic salt. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts
Olive Garden Breadstick Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 701 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 409mg18%
Potassium 193mg6%
Carbohydrates 137g46%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 8.2mg46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.