It is super simple to make your own CopyCat Olive Garden Breadsticks right at home. You will quickly be addicted to these butter garlic sticks that are a great addition to just about any meal.
Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks
My family loves Olive Garden but I am not to fond of the bill after feeding this whole crew. Making CopyCat Olive Garden at home has saved us quite a bit of cash. My daughter and I are huge fans of our CopyCat Olive Garden Salad Dressing. The hubby and I like to enjoy CopyCat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup. When I make CopyCat Olive Garden Toasted Ravioli, there is NEVER any leftovers.
Since my entire bread eating family really enjoys Olive Garden Breadsticks, I figured it was time to start making those at home too! Considering this recipe is super simple, I know we will be making these often.
This CopyCat Olive Garden Breadstick recipe will quickly become one of your favorites too! Who can resist the buttery and garlicky breadsticks? They would be perfect with the CopyCat Olive Garden Alfredo recipe I shared with you or any other meal for that matter.
Since there are only a few ingredients needed to make your own homemade Olive Garden Breadsticks, the recipe is quite inexpensive and comes together quite quickly.
1 1/2 cup warm Water
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Yeast
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 1/2 tsp Salt
4 cup Flour
4 tbsp melted Butter
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Kosher Salt
Combine oil, water, sugar, salt and yeast in bowl of mixer.
Leave sitting for 10 minutes to allow yeast to bloom.
Gradually add flour while mixing on low until the dough forms a ball.
Spray a bowl with non stick spray and transfer dough to bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and place in a warm place to allow dough to double (about 1 hour).
Grease baking sheets.
Turn out dough on a floured surface.
Roll out dough into a large rectangle.
Cut in half, and then cut into 1″ thick strips.
Roll and shape each strip into roughly 1′ x 8″ sticks.
Place on prepared sheets about 2″ apart.
Cover and place in a warm spot for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350.
Stir garlic powder into melted butter.
Brush breadsticks with butter and sprinkle with kosher salt.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Brush finished breadsticks with remaining butter before serving.
Do you have a favorite Olive Garden dish? I really like dropping in for lunch to enjoy soup, salad and breadsticks, yum!
Olive Garden has just announced that they will be releasing Breadstick Sandwiches. I bet these sticks will make an AMAZING sandwich that we could also replicate at home. YUM!
Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks
- 1 1/2 cup warm Water
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Yeast
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 4 cup Flour
- 4 tbsp melted Butter
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp Kosher Salt
- Combine oil, water, sugar, salt and yeast in bowl of mixer.
- Leave sitting for 10 minutes to allow yeast to bloom.
- Gradually add flour while mixing on low until the dough forms a ball.
- Spray a bowl with non stick spray and transfer dough to bowl.
- Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and place in a warm place to allow dough to double (about 1 hour).
- Grease baking sheets.
- Turn out dough on a floured surface.
- Roll out dough into a large rectangle.
- Cut in half, and then cut into 1" thick strips.
- Roll and shape each strip into roughly 1' x 8" sticks.
- Place on prepared sheets about 2" apart.
- Cover and place in a warm spot for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Stir garlic powder into melted butter.
- Brush breadsticks with butter and sprinkle with kosher salt.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Brush finished breadsticks with remaining butter before serving.
Looking for other CopyCat Olive Garden Recipes? If so, be sure to check out these other recipes I have shared…
Can you pre-bake the breadsticks and reheat when ready to serve?
I am preparing for a function and need to as much ahead of time as possible.
Thank you for your prompt response, if possible.
Thank you for a delicious recipe!!
This might be a silly question, but the recipe calls for 1 TBSP of yeast. Do I measure out the little packets in to the measuring spoon to get 1 TBSP? I’m not familiar with working with yeast and thought it would just say how many packets.
I have found that roll recipes that have a short rise time take more yeast. 1 TBL looks good to me.
I made these and they were terrific. Just 1 question can I use olive oil in the recipe instead of burrer?? I am making them again today they are a big hit in this house thank you
Could you make the dough in your breadmaker?
How long does it take the dough to form a soft ball in mixer?
Made these last night.
An excellent recipe, for sure!!
Without knowing, my son said, “Dad, these are just like Olive Garden”. One day I’ll tell him the truth, but for now he thinks that I’m just that good at scratch cooking. lol
These are in a warm place rising right now. Made copycat OG zuppa Tuscan soup in the instant pot to go with it on this rainy day in Northern California. I have a feeling mind are going to he HUGE as I didnt “cut in half” lol. Oh well. Yum. BYW I did the dough in my bread machine.
this is probably a really dumb question, but do you use plain or self-rising flour?
The Olive Garden Breadsticks come premade in a bag to Olive Garden…just so y’all know. I used to work there.
How many do you normally get in a batch? Need a large quantity and trying to figure out timing on this great recipe.
I was wondering how many this recipe yields too?
I used 2 1/2 cookie. sheets. It made between 26-30.
I made these and they were very good. I think what makes them distinctive is the butter/garlic powder brushed on the top before and after baking – any good bread recipe would probably work. I’d make them again.
These look super yummy! I can’t wait to try them but am wondering, how many do you normally get out of a batch?
Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home
Wow! These look delicious, Jen! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Think and Make Thursday this week!
Erin @ the-organized-life
Yum! Love Olive Garden Breadsticks. I will be trying this recipe for sure! Thanks for sharting!
I MUST make these! I pinned it. Thanks so much for sharing!
I have such a weakness for bread especially Olive Garden rolls. These rolls looks so delicious. pinned! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop.
yummy…oh how I love bread sticks. I know yours are better than olive garden because fresh is always best. I invite you to share at my Thursday hop. You can link up from Weds night 7PM MST to Sat midnight) Hugs!
Looks so yummy! Pinning it :)
I love the Breadstick recipe!! I made some tonight for my family. Everyone loved them. I was able to make 12 breadsticks without doubling the recipe. I am definitely going to make these again!!