Olive Garden Breadsticks

Do you love Olive Garden’s Breadsticks as much as I do? Well read on for my copycat recipe.. it’s delicious! Olive Garden night at home anyone?

Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks being dipped in Alfredo sauce

In yesterday’s post, I showed you how to make Seafood Alfredo straight out of Olive Garden, but WAY better.  I talked about how the Alfredo sauce for the recipe made a little bit more than what the pasta dish needed because I liked to make extra for breadsticks.  I just LOVE the Olive Garden breadsticks dipped in the Alfredo sauce.  My mama got me to eat my breadsticks turned upside down, that way that buttery spicy topping hits your tongue first.  And you know, Mama is always right.  🙂

Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks wrapped in a white napkin

Some of you might even be more excited about the breadstick recipe than you are about the Alfredo.  I understand.  Those breadsticks are good!

What do you need to make Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks?

Here’s the ingredients that you will need for this recipe. You can find the full printable recipe at the bottom of this post. You can also screenshot it if you are on mobile.

  • 1.5 cups warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast OR 2 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 4 1/4 bread flour (use all purpose if it’s not available)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt

You will also need to make a topping for the breadsticks. The ingredients for that is as follows.

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons salt

Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks on a blue plate

How do I prepare them?

In your bread machine, add all the ingredients as instructed by your bread machine manufacturer.  Usually its the liquids first, followed by seasonings, then flour – and very last you make a well in the flour and add the yeast.

Set your bread machine on the ‘dough cycle’.

If you don’t have a bread machine, you can follow these instructions to get your dough ready before continuing on to the next step.

When the dough is done, pull of pieces of dough and roll into strips.  Remember, they will get bigger after they have risen, so roll them out thinner than a typical breadstick to give room for them to grow.  Place on a greased baking sheet.  Set in a warm, draft-free area & let rise 45 minutes.

Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks on baking sheets

While the breadsticks are baking, combine the topping ingredients.  As soon as the breadsticks come out of the oven, brush the topping all over the breadsticks – saturating them with the yummy buttery concoction.  Let cool for a couple of minutes before serving.

Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks being dipped into Alfredo sauce

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Olive Garden Breadsticks

Author Mrs Happy Homemaker

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast OR 2 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 4 1/4 bread flour use all purpose if it's not available
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • For the topping:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  • In your bread machine, add all the ingredients as instructed by your bread machine manufacturer. Usually its the liquids first, followed by seasonings, then flour - and very last you make a well in the flour and add the yeast.
  • Set your bread machine on the 'dough cycle'.
  • When the dough is done, pull of pieces of dough and roll into strips. Remember, they will get bigger after they have risen, so roll them out thinner than a typical breadstick to give room for them to grow. Place on a greased baking sheet. Set in a warm, draft-free area & let rise 45 minutes. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • While the breadsticks are baking, combine the topping ingredients. As soon as the breadsticks come out of the oven, brush the topping all over the breadsticks - saturating them with the yummy buttery concoction. Let cool for a couple of minutes before serving. While the breadsticks are baking, combine the topping ingredients. As soon as the breadsticks come out of the oven, brush the topping all over the breadsticks - saturating them with the yummy buttery concoction. Let cool for a couple of minutes before serving.
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