These Easy Homemade Breadsticks are SO good! Serve as a yummy side dish with any meal!
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Easy Homemade Breadsticks Recipe

These Breadsticks will easily become your new favorite side dish recipe! Great to serve with soups, spaghetti or lasagna!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 16 breadsticks
Author: Jen Nikolaus

Ingredients

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • For the topping:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of dried oregano

Instructions

  • Make the dough: Place 1/4 cup warm water in the bowl of a mixer; sprinkle in the yeast and set aside until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add the flour, butter, sugar, salt and 1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons warm water; mix with the paddle attachment until a slightly sticky dough forms, 5 minutes.
  • Knead the dough by hand on a floured surface until very smooth and soft, 3 minutes. Roll into a 2-foot-long log; cut into 16 1 1/2-inch-long pieces. Knead each piece slightly and shape into a 7-inch-long breadstick; arrange 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with a cloth; let rise in a warm spot until almost doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Make the topping: Brush the breadsticks with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Bake until lightly golden, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt with the garlic powder and oregano. Brush the warm breadsticks with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle with the flavored salt. ENJOY!