Another Amazing Olive Garden Copycat Recipe

If you've ever been to Olive Garden you know that nearly everytime without fail the best part of the meal is those unbelievably soft and delicious breadsticks. You know, the ones that keep coming all you can eat style -- the ones that accompany the merely ok salad that doesn't hold a candle to how warm and soft and delicious the bread is; without fail. So anyway, wouldn't it be nice to cook this deliciously delectable treat in your own home for your own guests? Yes we thought so also. So here is the copycat recipe for the delicious Olive Garden breadsticks.

Yield: 1 dozen

Olive Garden Breadsticks Copycat Recipe


1 cup + 2 Tbsp warm water (110 - 115 degrees)

1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast

2 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided

3 - 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 3/4 tsp salt

3 Tbsp vegetable oil

2 Tbsp margarine or butter

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp garlic powder


In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, whisk together warm water, yeast and 1/2 tsp granulated

sugar until yeast has dissolved. Allow to rest 10 minutes. Add in remaining 1 Tbsp + 2 1/2 tsp

granulated sugar, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 3/4 tsp salt and vegetable oil, then fit mixer with paddle

attachment and blend mixture until well combine. Switch mixer to dough hook attachment, add in

remaining 1 1/2 cups flour and knead mixture on low speed, adding up to 1/4 cup additional flour as

needed, and knead until dough is smooth and elastic (dough should pull away from sides of the

bowl but should still be slightly sticky). Transfer dough to a large buttered mixing bowl, cover with

plastic wrap and allow to rest in a warm place free from draft until double, about 1 1/2 hours.

Punch risen dough down, divide into 12 equal portions (2 ounces each by weight), keep them

covered with plastic wrap as you work. Roll each piece into a 9 inch rope on a lightly floured

surface, then transfer to two Silpat lined or buttered cookie sheets. Cover and let rise 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 425 during the last 10 minutes of rising.

Bake in preheated oven 11 - 13 minutes until golden (I actually broiled mine during the last minute

for a perfectly golden crust). Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together 1/2 tsp salt and garlic

powder. Remove breadsticks from oven and run a stick of margarine or butter over hot breadsticks

and immediately sprinkle with salt mixture. Serve warm or allow to cool and store in an airtight


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