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Bread Sticks

February 17, 2015 (Last Updated: May 6, 2017)

Homemade Bread Sticks with Butter and Garlic

What goes better with pasta or salad than homemade bread sticks?

Homemade breadsticks with garlic and butter

Homemade breadsticks with garlic and butter.


We love bread…maybe a bit too much!  I try to pace myself.  Really I do!  But I do have to give a little bit into temptation.  These bread sticks are really really really hard to resist.  The fresh from the oven smell, the buttery sheen, and the smell of garlic.  All that pure yumminess is just too much!  If only I could limit myself to just one… 


Bread Sticks
Prep Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Bread sticks covered with garlic and butter.
Course: Bread
Servings: 30 Sticks
Author: Kathy
  • 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Yeast
  • 1 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 - 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter - Melted for brushing
  • Garlic Powder
  • Sea Salt
  1. Measure water into mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle yeast over water
  3. Sprinkle sugar over yeast. The sugar helps the yeast sink into the water and the activation begins.
  4. Wait 10 minutes for mixture to become bubbly.
  5. Add:
  6. Olive Oil, Salt, and one Cup of Flour. Mix until incorporated
  7. Continue adding flour 1 Cup at a time. You might not add all the flour. With the last cup begin adding 1/4 cup at a time. You don't want the dough to be too dry.
  8. Knead in a mixer for 5 minutes - or 10 minutes by hand.
  9. Move dough to a large bowl that has been lightly sprayed with a non-stick spray. Cover with plastic wrap. Spray plastic wrap to avoid dough from sticking.
  10. Let rise until doubled - 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  11. Punch down down gently.
  12. Divide dough into halves.
  13. Divide halves again into fourths. Work with each fourth at a time. Keep unused dough covered with a clean cloth.
  14. Starting with one fourth, divide into 8 equal balls.
  15. Roll each ball into a 6" bread stick.
  16. Gently move each bread stick to a lightly sprayed baking sheet placing about 1/2 inch apart. Cover loosely with a clean cloth and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  17. Just before baking, brush melted butter across tops and sprinkle with garlic powder and salt.
  18. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Dried herbs and parmesan cheese can also be sprinkled across the top just before baking.

Note:  These are freezer friendly.  Make as directed. Place rolled bread sticks on parchment paper on cookie tray and let rise.    Place tray in the freezer for 30 minutes until fully frozen.  When frozen, remove from tray and place in a freezer safe bag.  To bake, remove from freezer and place directly on lightly greased cookie tray.  Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Just before placing in the oven, brush with butter and sprinkle on desired topping.


Homemade breadsticks with garlic and butter.

Homemade breadsticks with garlic and butter.

Homemade breadsticks with garlic and butter.

Homemade breadsticks with garlic and butter.

Adapted From:  Mel’s Kitchen Cafe 









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  • Reply
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    February 20, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Nothing like a fresh home made bread stick to go with a pasta meal. Yours look like they turned out really well!

    • Reply
      February 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks. They are perfect for scooping up extra pasta sauce!

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    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker
    February 20, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    There’s not too many things better than homemade garlicky breadsticks! I LOVE that these are freezer friendly, such a great bonus!

    • Reply
      February 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      The garlic adds so much yummy taste! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
    February 19, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Breadsticks are one of those foods that I love to eat, but never make at home. These look really delicious. I would probably try coating mine in poppy seeds or garlic salt. Yum!

    • Reply
      February 19, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Poppy seeds are a great idea! Thanks!!!

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    Kimberly @ KimRidge Farm
    February 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I usually bake buns instead of big loaves because we like crust. Buns give you more bread crust. I think bread sticks will give even more crust. I am making them this week. My husband will be pleasantly surprised.

    Garlic in bread sounds delicious.

    Thank you for the recipe.


    • Reply
      February 19, 2015 at 5:20 am

      Thanks Kimberly! I hope you and your husband enjoy them!

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        Kimberly @ KimRidge Farm
        February 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm

        I made them today. And they are scrumptious.

        Thank you again for the recipe.


        • Reply
          February 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm

          I am so glad you made these! They are scrumptious…I am making them again this weekend for my family. They didn’t last long!

  • Reply
    February 18, 2015 at 8:11 am

    There is nothing better than bread fresh out of the oven, it makes the house smell good and you can’t stop eating it.

    • Reply
      February 18, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      It is my true weakness….well that and chocolate!

  • Reply
    February 17, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I don’t know if I could resist eating the whole batch in one go! They look fabulous!

    • Reply
      February 17, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      I hear you! It’s great because they are small….but because they are small, I keep thinking I can eat more!

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    Savita @ ChefDeHome
    February 17, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I love fresh baked bread sticks with tomato soups! looks delicious!

    • Reply
      February 17, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks. Soup is another excuse to eat these bread sticks!

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    K / Pure & Complex
    February 17, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I’m not a huge bread person, but I absolutely love garlic in my bread when I do eat it. Great recipe.

    • Reply
      February 17, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks. These are great because they aren’t too big… just the right amount of bread.

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