Copycat Olive Garden Bread Machine Breadsticks

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These Copycat Olive Garden Bread Machine Breadsticks are light, fluffy and brushed with melted butter making them the perfect pairing for just about any meal.A close up of breadsticks in a basket.This post contains affiliate links, if you make a purchase through one of these links, we will make a small commission at no extra cost to you. See our Disclosure Policy for more information. Thank you for your support.

Copycat Olive Garden Bread Machine Breadsticks

My husband is definitely not a foodie and can be hard to please, but he praises these breadsticks every time they are served. That’s proof, in my opinion, that this recipe is a success and I have to agree with him, these breadsticks are pretty amazing.

I love this recipe because it uses the bread machine to mix the dough and complete the first rise. That means all you need to do after that is shape the dough into sticks and let them rise once more before going into the oven.

I’m a big bread fan and don’t like it when bread is dry or crumbly, but I can assure you that these breadsticks are neither of those things. They are light, fluffy, buttery and full of amazing yeasty flavor. I know you’ll love this recipe and want to make it again and again.

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Ingredients for Bread Machine Breadsticks:

  • water
  • active dry yeast
  • butter
  • egg
  • bread flour
  • sugar
  • salt
  • garlic salt
  • Italian Seasoning

How to Make Bread Machine Breadsticks:

Add all ingredients, except toppings, in order listed to bread machine pan.

Set machine to dough cycle and allow to complete. This should take around 1.5 hours.

Once dough cycle is complete, remove dough from pan onto floured surface.

Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough out into an approx. 12″ x 16″ rectangle.

Fold from the top down (lengthwise or from the longest size) to meet the bottom evenly.

Use a pizza cutter to cut top to bottom into approx. 1” breadsticks.

Bread dough cut into strips, sitting on a wooden cutting board with a pizza cutter next to it.

Place each stick approx. 1-2” apart onto a greased cookie sheet.

Cover with a clean towel and allow to rise an additional 30 minutes in a warm, draft free area.

Bread sticks on baking sheet before going into the oven.

Bake at 350 F for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven and brush with melted butter and sprinkle with desired amount of seasonings.

Golden brown breadsticks sitting on a baking sheet.

Copycat Olive Garden Bread Machine Breadsticks

Light and fluffy bread dough shaped into sticks and baked until golden brown, then brushed with melted butter and Italian Seasonings.
Prep Time2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time2 hours 33 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 16 breadsticks
Calories: 146kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Breadsticks:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/4 cup bread flour may also sub. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Topping:

  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • garlic salt
  • Italian Seasoning

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients, except toppings, in order listed to bread machine pan.
  • Set machine to dough cycle and allow to complete. This should take around 1.5 hours.
  • Once dough cycle is complete, remove dough from pan onto floured surface.
  • Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough out into an approx. "12 x 16" rectangle.
  • Fold from the top down (lengthwise or from the longest size) to meet the bottom evenly.
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut top to bottom into approx. 1” breadsticks.
  • Place each stick approx. 1-2” apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Cover with a clean towel and allow to rise an additional 30 minutes in a warm, draft free area.
  • Bake at 350 F for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and brush with melted butter and sprinkle with desired amount of seasonings.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 0.001mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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2 Comments

  1. Worst recipe I have ever encountered. I wax already skeptical about adding the yeast to water and butter, went against my better judgement. However, I gave it a shot, what an absolute waste of time, ingredients and electricity. Absolutely awful, didn’t even look like dough .

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