Two parmesan breadsticks on a white background with other breadsticks to the side covered with a towel (with logo overlay)

Breadsticks with Garlic and Parmesan

Enjoy warm, fresh, homemade breadsticks baked to golden perfection as a delicious side for your next dinner. 

Breadsticks are one of my favorite side dishes. Well, anything with bread, really, but especially breadsticks. They go great with pasta, though I could eat them with almost any meal. We had them with fettuccine alfredo which was a perfect combination.

I’ve had this recipe for a long time and finally decided to give it a try. I really wish I had tried it sooner because the breadsticks are delicious! I believe the original recipe was in the book that came with my stand mixer. You can still make this without a stand mixer, you’ll just have to knead the dough by hand.

I was able to get about 24 breadsticks from this recipe. The number will depend on how you cut the dough and how thick you make them. We topped ours with cheese, but you could skip that if you prefer more traditional breadsticks.

We weren’t able to eat all of the breadsticks the night I made them, even though we did eat about half. The rest were put in an airtight container and were just as good the next day. The way I love breadsticks, I may have eaten one or two for breakfast in the morning!

Young boy with two oven mitts opening the oven
Tyler wanted to help get the breadsticks out of the oven. It was his first time reaching in the oven by himself!

Step by Step

Use the dough hook of a stand mixer to combine the water, sugar, and yeast. Raise the hook and let it sit for 5 minutes.

Yeast and warm water bubbling and rising in a stainless steel bowl

Add the salt and flour, one cup at a time, and mix it on high for 5 minutes. Let the dough rest again for another 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter and pour half of it into a jellyroll pan. Place the dough in the center of the pan and let it rest another 2-3 minutes.

Raw ball of dough placed on the center of a well-buttered metal baking sheet on a granite countertop

Preheat the oven to 170F. Carefully spread the dough flat until it reaches the edges of the pan.

Raw dough spread out to cover a metal baking sheet on a granite countertop

Spread the rest of the butter on the dough evenly.

Raw dough in a metal baking pan covered with melted butter

Sprinkle the dough with the garlic powder and parmesan cheese.

Raw breadstick dough on a metal baking sheet covered with garlic and cheese on a granite countertop

Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough in half lengthwise and 12 columns to make 24 breadsticks.

Breadstick dough on a metal baking pan covered with garlic and cheese with initial indentions for slicing

Bake the breadsticks for 7 minutes then increase the temperature to 350F and bake another 12 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Young boy sitting in front of the oven with the light on watching the breadsticks bake

Remove the pan from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. Use a pizza cutter to recut the breadsticks and serve.

Young boy using a pizza cutter to divide cooked breadsticks
Two parmesan breadsticks on a white background with other breadsticks to the side covered with a towel (vertical)


Originally Published On: May 20, 2019

Two parmesan breadsticks on a white background with other breadsticks to the side covered with a towel


Enjoy warm, fresh, homemade breadsticks baked to golden perfection as a delicious side for your next dinner. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, dough
Servings: 24 pieces
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cups parmesan cheese


  • Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a stand mixer with the dough hook
  • Let sit for 5 minutes
  • Add salt and flour one cup at a time and mix on high for 5 minutes
  • Let dough rest for 5 minutes
  • Melt butter and pour half into a cookie sheet with sides
  • Place dough in the center of the pan and let sit 2-3 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 170F
  • Spread dough flat until it reaches edges of the pan
  • Pour the rest of the butter on the dough and spread it evenly
  • Sprinkle garlic powder and parmesan all over the dough
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut dough into two rows lengthwise and 12 height wise
  • Put the pan in the oven for about 7-10 minutes
  • Increase oven temp to 350F and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown
  • Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes
  • Re-cut breadsticks and serve
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Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 407mg17%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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28 thoughts on “Breadsticks with Garlic and Parmesan”

  1. Oh my jeeze do these look AMAZING! I loveddddddddddd breadsticks when I was a kid. Ugh! DROOLING. I would eat the whole bread basket when out at restaurants, NO PROBLEM!

  2. We love all things garlic! I am intimidated by the thought of baking my own bread or bread sticks. However, your recipe seems easy to follow and clearly written. I think I may just make the leap and try it. Thank you!

  3. Love this simple recipe for some tasty breadsticks! My kids are crazy for breadsticks so I know they will love this!

  4. I love breadsticks. I like to eat them with mushroom soup. But I have never tried making my own. Your recipe looks simple and easy to follow so I think for a change I will try to make it myself.

  5. Oh my goodness! It looks so tasty and delicious! I love to save this recipe and make this for tonight. I think, my son would be favorite. YUM!

  6. Breadsticks are seriously the best!!!! I always look foreword to them when I’m having any type of pasta dish! I definitely need to try your recipe out!

  7. You always put in the most incredible recipes and they always look so simple to put together. I know my daughter and I would love this. We will have to try this out.

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