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Olive Garden Breadsticks (Copycat Recipe)

Turn spaghetti night into a restaurant-worthy meal when you add warm, buttery Olive Garden breadsticks.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Author Good Living Guide



  1. Using a stand mixer add your oil, water, sugar, salt and yeast.
  2. Mix to combine.

  3. Let the mix sit in the bowl for 10 minutes to let the yeast to begin to bloom.
  4. Begin to add your flour while you have the mix on low speed to form a dough mixture.

  5. Continue to mix until it forms a ball.
  6. Use a large glass bowl and spray it down with non stick spray.
  7. Take your dough ball from the mixer and add it to the bowl.
  8. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set to the side for 1 hour.
  9. You will notice the dough ball doubles in size.
  10. Before you uncover the dough ball, take your baking sheets and spread a thin layer of cooking oil on the baking tray.

  11. Now take a cutting board and cover it with flour.
  12. Place the dough ball on the board and cut it half.
  13. Now cut the half into 1" thick strips.

  14. Begin to roll the dough strips to create the rounded shape.

  15. When placing the strips on the baking sheet, make sure to leave a 2" gap in between each strip.

  16. Cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap loosely and set to the side for 1 hour.
  17. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  18. In a small bowl combine the garlic and melted butter. Stir to combine.

  19. Brush breadsticks with butter and sprinkle with salt.
  20. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  21. Remove from the oven and coat with the garlic butter mixture.

  22. Enjoy!!