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homemade breadsticks covered with a kitchen towel

Homemade Breadsticks

Homemade Breadsticks are fluffy, buttery, soft, and super easy to make with only a few pantry ingredients.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Homemade Breadsticks
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 18 minutes
Servings 12 breadsticks
Calories 178kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Breadstick Dough:

  • 1 cup warm water about 110 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine warm water, yeast, sugar, salt, and olive oil.
  • Add 2 cups of flour and mix at low speed.
  • Increase the speed to a medium and slowly add the remaining 1/2 cup of flour. Mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The dough should be slightly sticky and soft, but shouldn't stick to your hands.
  • Pay attention and either add more or less flour until the dough reaches the right consistency.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl and cover it with a kitchen towel and let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Punch the dough down and divide it into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 9 to 10-inch long rope and arrange it on the baking sheet, a few inches apart.
  • Let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Bake the breadsticks for 16 to 18 minutes, until golden brown on top.


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter, salt, and garlic powder. Brush the mixture on top of the breadsticks immediately after baking.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and dried herbs as desired. Serve.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg