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Bread Sticks

July 11, 2019 (Last Updated: March 29, 2020)

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Homemade Bread Sticks / Breadsticks with Butter and Garlic. These soft breadsticks are perfect as a side dish for dinner served with pasta, soup or salad. 

Bread sticks on a white plate with one bread stick torn in half.

My family loves these soft buttery breadsticks. When the kids were younger, they would help roll out the dough. Now that they are older, they love to sneak a breadstick before dinnertime. 

A bowlful of freshly made bread sticks.

These breadsticks are really hard to resist.  The fresh from the oven smell, the buttery sheen, and the smell of garlic.  All that pure deliciousness is just too much!  If only I could limit myself to just one.

How do I make breadsticks?

  • Place water, yeast and sugar in a bowl and let rest for 10 minutes
  • Add oil, salt and one cup of flour
  • Continue add flour until dough is formed
  • Knead for 10 minutes
  • Cover and allow dough to rise until doubled
  • Form into bread sticks and allow to rise again
  • Brush with butter and garlic slat and bake

How do I shape breadsticks?

  • Divide dough into equal sized balls Round balls of bread dough sitting on a counter.
  • Using the palm of your hand, roll breadsticks into a log shape.

Rolling out bread dough with hands.

  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. A baking sheet full of unbaked breadsticks.
  • Cover breadsticks and let rise. 
  • Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with garlic salt. An orange pastry brush spreading butter on raw bread dough.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven

How long do I bake?

These bread sticks are baked for 20 minutes.

Can I freeze breadsticks?

Yes, they can be frozen. Allow bread to fully cool and place in a freezer safe bag. Frozen breadsticks should be used within one month to maintain freshness. 

A plateful of bread topped with Parmesan cheese.

Can I add different toppings?

Yes, these bread sticks would be delicious with several different toppings.  Some options include:

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Olive oil instead of butter
  • Mixed Italian herbs

Shredded Parmesan cheese sprinkled on breadsticks.

What goes well with breadsticks?


Bread stick being dipped into marinara sauce.

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Bread sticks on a white plate with one bread stick torn in half.

Bread Sticks

Bread sticks covered with garlic and butter.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Rising Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 16 Sticks
Calories 250 kcal



  • 2 Tablespoons Butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt


  • Measure water into mixing bowl and sprinkle yeast over water.
  • Sprinkle sugar over yeast. Wait 10 minutes for mixture to become bubbly.
  • Add Olive Oil, Salt, and one Cup of Flour. Mix until incorporated
  • 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.
  • Knead for 10 minutes
  • Move dough to a large bowl that has been lightly covered with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Let rise until doubled
  • Punch down down gently.
  • Divide dough into halves and then into fourths.
  • Starting with one fourth, divide into 4 equal balls.
  • Roll each ball into a 8 -10" bread stick.
  • Gently move each bread stick to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place about 1/2 inch apart. Cover loosely with a clean cloth and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  • Just before baking, brush melted butter across tops and sprinkle with garlic salt.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.


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


Serving: 1stickCalories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 233mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 45IUCalcium: 9mgIron: 2.8mg
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This post was originally in February 2015. The pictures and recipe have been updated.   


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  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    July 15, 2019 at 5:22 am

    5 stars
    I absolutely love baking bread, and breadsticks are one of my favorites! This is a great recipe, and you can’t beat the garlic salt there at the end. These breadsticks would definitely not be safe around me!!

  • Reply
    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    July 15, 2019 at 3:33 am

    5 stars
    Nothing beats the warm and delicious smell of bread baking ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    July 14, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    5 stars
    YUM! Butter + garlic is so magical, and on bread, even more so! These could make for some very cute, skinny subs, too. ๐Ÿ˜€ ~Valentina

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