Fluffy Garlic Butter Breadsticks


Super soft, buttery garlic breadsticks made from scratch. This recipe is so simple and perfect for serving alongside your favorite soups, salads, roasts and any other meal!

Fluffy Garlic Butter Breadsticks – Super soft, buttery Olive Garden-style breadsticks made easily from scratch! thecomfortofcooking.com

I love to cook. This is clear. I like to bake. Do not love. That’s why, for weeknight meals, I’m an occasional plop-it-out-of-the-tube breadstick maker and biscuit baker. This is just the way I roll!

… Get it?

However, these buttery soft breadsticks have been on my must-try list for ages, so I found it high time to ditch the can and go homemade. Just to see what all the fuss was about.

Well, HOLY MOLY, y’all. I am lucky to have enough of these breadsticks to last quite a few meals, because they are absolutely addictive. And super fluffy. And full of garlicky goodness. And you should listen up, because I’m kinda picky about my bread. They are also so easy to make, I’ll be baking another batch when these are all devoured!

In other words: It will not be long.

Fluffy Garlic Butter Breadsticks – Super soft, buttery Olive Garden-style breadsticks made easily from scratch! thecomfortofcooking.com
Fluffy Garlic Butter Breadsticks – Super soft, buttery Olive Garden-style breadsticks made easily from scratch! thecomfortofcooking.com

I’m not so much addicted to the bread as the scent of dough rising in a warm oven. It just permeates the house, and makes it feel cozy and warm. And, fools me for a moment into thinking that it is not, in fact, 102-stinking-degrees outside. Haaalp!

The scent and satisfying chew of these soft, buttery breadsticks definitely doesn’t disappoint. They are so very delicious and perfect served on the side of soups, stews, salads and any meal that calls for something a little hearty on the side. Or something to mop up some extra sauce!

Bake a batch of these irresistible breadsticks to serve alongside your next meal. You will LOVE them, I guarantee it!

Fluffy Garlic Butter Breadsticks – Super soft, buttery Olive Garden-style breadsticks made easily from scratch! thecomfortofcooking.com
Fluffy Garlic Butter Breadsticks – Super soft, buttery Olive Garden-style breadsticks made easily from scratch! thecomfortofcooking.com

5 from 1 vote

Fluffy Garlic Butter Breadsticks


For the dough:

  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 cups bread flour

For brushing:

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine all ingredients for dough except flour. On low speed, gradually add flour. Increase speed to medium and knead dough for 7 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
  • Remove dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a dry towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Divide dough into 12 portions. Roll each piece of dough into a 7-inch log. Place dough logs on nonstick baking mat or parchment-lined baking sheets, cover, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine butter, salt and garlic powder in a small bowl. Remove breadsticks from oven and immediately brush with butter mixture. Serve warm.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. I love making my own bread and although I have a recipe for breadsticks that you dunk in garlic/butter/Olive oil these breadsticks are already garlicky and look delicious. I will definitely give them a try. Thanks for a great post.

  2. I am so making these! Your pictures are gorgeous! So much so, that besides printing it for my house recipes, I am also saving it to my favourites page so I can look at those lovely pictures while I am baking. Gonna have them first with a big pot of chili. Yumm. Yay for fall weather! Love your recipes!

  3. My family asked for hand crafted garlic breadsticks with my bean stew thus i googled it and this formula looked stunning. I made them and they are grandly flavorful!! extremely divine and will most likely utilize this formula for custom made pizza!! YUMMY. additionally going to attempt a few of the treat formulas… Thank you for such an excellent recipe.

  4. What kind of herbs did you use? I didn’t see it in the recipe.

  5. You know I love these! All that butter and garlic? YESSS.

  6. Oops! Thanks for catching. That’s a little Italian seasoning. The recipe has been updated.

  7. oh my gosh these look amazing! WANT EM

  8. These ARE amazing! Made them for dinner tonight….a Christmas Spaghetti and Garlic breadstick feast!

  9. Oh boy were these good! Really addicting! I had
    Them more than my lasagna and all of the leftovers. There were 4. Great recipe !

  10. Made these today and they were absolutely delicious. Thank You for the recipe.

  11. Hi can these be made the day before my party and then heat up when I need them? Thank you.

  12. I can’t decide which of these words I like better, garlic, butter, or breadstick lol. Yum!

  13. If I wanted to make a bunch and freeze them at what point would I do that? After I make the logs and before the second rise, after the 2nd rise and before baking, or after baking?

  14. I do not have a mixer with bread hook. What would I do in the first section–These sound and look delicious!!!

  15. What temp to warm in oven?

  16. What temp to rise in oven..sorry.

  17. I need this info also!! I wish there was a response!! Help!!!

  18. Sorry for any confusion, I was trying to reply to Kim K regarding freezing a batch. Can we have some help here with this? Thank you much.

  19. Janet Hopkins says:

    I also need to know how to do the first step without a standup mixer.

  20. Wow, is this a fantastic recipe! My bread, sadly, is usually a bit mealy but darn if this didn’t come out right on my first try. I adore garlic so I used 6 cloves but I’ll be recommending this to my friends!

  21. I tried this garlic butter bread recipe and it tastes just awesome. I also recommend everyone to try this recipe at least one time you will love it.
    Thanks for sharing these recipes.

  22. Jennifer Schultz says:

    I added garlic powder and italian seasoning into the dough, kept the recipe intact otherwise. It was a slam dunk! The break is so incredibly soft, doesn’t have an overwhelming yeast flavor, and I see myself using this in many different ways. Thank you for sharing this!

  23. This is my third recipe to try for amazing bread sticks! I stopped here! These are incredible and I am on my third batch multiplied by 5, for football team meal! In case you’re wondering, that’s about 190 bread sticks and I bet I run out. My family keeps sneaking in and eating them! LOL! Thank you!!!

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  25. I made these as an accompaniment to our baked balsamic chicken dinner. They were an absolute hit with all three of my discerning diners. My boys loved them! They are soft and delicious. The garlicky, salty, herby butter on top finishes them off perfectly. Great recipe and easy to make. Thank you for sharing it.

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  27. I also would like to know the best way to prepare them ahead of time. Can dough be refrigerated after first rise, and brought to room temp before rolling and second rise before baking? Will that affect the texture of the bread after baking?

  28. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and they were amazing!

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