By Ashbow on May 04, 2009
Photo by arsetvitae
Photo by arsetvitae
"Since Olive Garden won't give out the recipe, here's the closest one to the real thing! This recipe calls for a Kitchen-Aid mixer with the paddle attachment, but I'm sure you could use something similar. From Food Network magazine."
Serving Size: 1 (40 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
"This recipe was great for breadsticks. I didn't really care about it tasting just like olive garden, I just wanted to accomplish another yeast dough recipe. These were so good and fluffy, which I'm happy about because it took freaking forever rolling into 7-inch logs because of the elasticity. It got very annoying, so I'm glad they turned out so good. I let mine rise for an hour and a half because the spot wasn't very warm and then partially baked them at 325 for 10 min, or 15 (can't remember), then froze them. Now whenever I need breadsticks to go with my meal, I pop a few in a 400 degree preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the top is a pretty brown color. Take them out and brush them with a melted butter mixture of butter, lots of garlic powder and italian seasoning. Delish!"
"I usually do not have good luck with yeast recipes. But these turned out very good...
I used my Kitchenaid to knead the dough..."
"This recipe is great. Very close to Olive Gardens breadsticks. My kids loved it. Im a former employee of Olive Garden and to be honest....they don't make their own breadsticks. Topping yes, breadsticks no. They get the bread delivered and sometimes even use different vendors. The bread comes pre made like dinner rolls that you have to bake for like 10 minutes then they brush on the seasoned butter. I myself love make bread from scratch but don't stress yourself about using pre made bread since Olive Garden sure doesn't :D"
"I am lazy so I used the Pillsbury breadsticks but followed the recipe for the topping. OMG, this is so incredibly delicious."
"These bread sticks came out very well! I am only 12, but I made them with the olive garden minestrone and my parents and my sister loved it!"
"Awesome recipe! I added a little bit of garlic, butter (on top) and parm cheese pre cooking. My impatient husband tried immediately and didn't think they tasted like olive gardens. I then added the melted butter and voila, just like olive garden! Delicious!"
"Excellent recipe! I made 32 instead of 16, so reduced time to 8 minutes. I only used whole wheat flour and they turned out perfectly soft. I didn't bother with the mixer, I just mixed and kneaded by hand on a floured surface for a full 7 minutes (super easy). Perfection."
"I made this recipe to go with Olive Garden Chicken Caprese #167955,I highly recommend both recipes..These breadsticks were by far the best I have made so far...They had the size,and shape of O.G...The texture and flavor were very good...I will make these often..Thank U for this recipe..."
"Tossed this in the bread machine where I subbed olive oil for the butter and honey for the sugar, let it do its dough process and then shaped the bread sticks in 80g-each sticks (helps cook more evenly). I baked them on a silicon mat on a cookie sheet, brushed them twice with the garlic butter and they were amazing. I've got some in the freezer to use with later meals and was quite pleased with them. Thank you so much for sharing!"
"These are FANTASTIC!!! So light and fresh, we could not get enough of them! I can't imagine a better recipe than this one. Definitely a repeat recipe. I won't buy breadsticks again..."
"These were very good! I have made them a few times and they are very good however not really quite like olive gardens in my opinion. OG's breadsticks are generally a little lighter and fluffier and I always end up with these being fatter and not as skinny after cooking. Now with that said the taste is great and I still think they're excellent!"
"These were SO good! The family loved them, and I realize I should have at least doubled the recipe! Thanks for posting!"
"These were awesmome! I did this for breadmaker, partial laziness and partially becasue it was a new toy for me. Used 1 1/2 cups of water and 2 1/4 tsps yeast. I did have to add an extra TBSP of water as the dough was mixing as well as it seemed to dry. Glazed them with the butter and spices mixed together and then added sharp chedder before baking. Used the 2lb dough cycle."
"This recipe is great, a real keeper! Do not out smart yourself and use a bread machine to make the dough!"
"This recipe was very good. I did adjust it due to the lack of white flour in my house. I used 1 1/2 cups white and the rest whole-wheat flour and my husband liked them BETTER than the Olive Garden bread sticks. Who would have guessed! Thank hyou for sharing a great recipe Ashbow!"
"These are so good, and they're easy to make! I don't know if it's because they're so fresh or what it is, but I actually think they're better than the breadsticks at the Olive Garden. Thanks for the recipe!"
"Excellent breadsticks. We baked ours a little longer b/c we like crispy bread sticks. We froze half the dough for later b/c there are two of us. We made four dessert sticks (we subbed cinanamon and sugar for the seasonings). We will make these again for sure! Thanks!"
"These breadsticks came out so beautiful and so GOOD! They really are perfect. The seasoning is just right, and the inside is so soft and gorgeous....YUM. The recipe is easy enough too that I will be baking these up often. Thank you Ashbow for posting this recipe!"
"Will definitely keep this recipe! The breadsticks were fun to make with my son and were delicious! Used 1/2 whole wheat flour and they were still great. We turned 6 into cinnamon sticks for dessert and they were just like the local pizza place :-)"