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Olive Garden Breadsticks

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Olive Garden Breadsticks are a family favorite in our house. They are soft, fluffy, and the perfect copycat of Olive Garden’s. Serve these with our Crockpot Olive Garden Chicken Pasta, Olive Garden Salad, or our Instant Pot Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Olive Garden Breadsticks

There is something about Olive Garden that just makes my mouth water! I love their soups, their salads, their pastas, and of course their breadsticks. But the thing I don’t love is the price tag when our family goes there together. That is why over the last couple of months I have been perfecting all our Olive Garden recipes and let me tell you,  you are going to love these Olive Garden Breadsticks, especially because they are so easy to make. 

You will love this Olive Garden recipe because it transforms frozen roll dough into these delicious masterpieces! This takes away all the pressure of proofing the yeast, waiting, and praying for it to rise. These are simple to make and the perfect addition to any home-cooked meal. 

Olive Garden Breadsticks

These breadsticks are everything we love at the restaurant but without the hefty price tag. You can now enjoy Olive Garden in the comfort of your home with this homemade Olive Garden Breadstick recipe. 

Ingredients

⅓ cup salted butter, room temperature

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon salt

24 balls of frozen roll dough, thawed

½ cup grated Parmesan

¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

How to Make Olive Garden Breadsticks

  • Blend together the butter and seasonings. Set aside but keep at room temperature.

  • To make stuffed breadsticks: On a lightly floured surface, flatten the rolls and stretch until about 4 inches long. Spread the seasoned butter over the dough. Sprinkle with the cheeses. Fold the dough over and pinch to seal. Twist the dough into a breadstick. Melt any remaining seasoned butter and brush over the breadsticks.

  • For an even easier bread: Skip stuffing the breadsticks and roll the dough into a rope. Bring the ends together to create a circle. Then, twist the middle of the circle twice. Spread the seasoned butter over the twists and sprinkle with the cheeses.

  • Place the prepared breadsticks on two parchment lined baking sheets. Cover loosely and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free location for 30 minutes or until doubled.
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
Olive Garden Breadsticks

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Be sure you let these rise after you have shaped them into breadsticks. This will make them light and fluffy. They should double in size before you cook them. 
  • Don’t overbake these. If you leave these in the oven too long they will dry out. 
  • These are best served right away. 
Olive Garden Breadsticks

Storage

You will want to store these at room temperature. They will last up to 3 days.

Olive Garden Breadsticks

Freezer

You can freeze cooked breadsticks. You will need to let these completely cool first and then you will individually wrap them in foil. Place them in a freezer-safe bag and store them in the freezer. These will last up to 3 months. 

When you are ready to enjoy, thaw at room temperature and warm them back up in the oven wrapped in foil. 

How to Reheat Olive Garden Breadsticks

To reheat breadsticks, wrap them in foil and place in the oven for about 5 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Olive Garden Breadsticks

Olive Garden Breadsticks

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes

Olive Garden Breadsticks are a family favorite in our house. They are soft, fluffy, and the perfect copycat of Olive Garden’s. Serve these with our Crockpot Olive Garden Chicken Pasta, Olive Garden Salad, or our Instant Pot Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup.

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 24 balls of frozen roll dough, thawed
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Blend together the butter and seasonings. Set aside but keep at room temperature.
  2. To make stuffed breadsticks: On a lightly floured surface, flatten the rolls and stretch until about 4 inches long. Spread the seasoned butter over the dough. Sprinkle with the cheeses. Fold the dough over and pinch to seal. Twist the dough into a breadstick. Melt any remaining seasoned butter and brush over the breadsticks.
  3. For an even easier bread: Skip stuffing the breadsticks and roll the dough into a rope. Bring the ends together to create a circle. Then, twist the middle of the circle twice. Spread the seasoned butter over the twists and sprinkle with the cheeses.
  4. Place the prepared breadsticks on two parchment lined baking sheets. Cover loosely and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free location for 30 minutes or until doubled.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Notes

Yield: 24 breadsticks

Adapted from: Taste of Home

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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