Homemade Garlic & Herb Breadsticks


You should just know that I ate breadsticks for dinner last night.

Only breadsticks. No vegetables, no meat, no accompanying salad. Just breadsticks.

And before you start worrying about my poor husband withering away to nothing, you should know that he picked up Chipotle (a steak burrito to be exact) for dinner before he came home.


You should also know that I was completely content with my dinner, which should tell you how good these breadsticks are. Really sticking good. Not too crunchy, not too doughy. Just the perfect in-between. Barely crispy outsides with perfectly chewy, soft, bready insides.

The ideal breadstick (and the ideal dinner if you’re in to that sort of thing).


Homemade Garlic & Herb Breadsticks

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  • 1 1/2 C flour, plus more for kneading
  • 1 T sugar
  • 2 1/4 t yeast
  • 1 t salt
  • 3/4  C milk
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 egg white
  • splash of water
  • 2 T garlic salt
  • 1 T dried oregano
  • 1 T dried parsley
  • 1 t dried rosemary

Combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a large bowl.

In a saucepan, heat the milk and butter until just before boiling. Then set aside to cool for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add it to the dry ingredients, stir until just combined. (you may need to add a splash of water if it is too dry)

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth – about 5 minutes. Place in clean bowl and let it rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the garlic salt, oregano, parsley, and rosemary. Set aside.

Punch dough down. Pinch off a golf-ball sized bit of dough and roll into a strip about the size of your thumb. (I actually had most success when I rolled the dough between my palms rather than on a floured surface. Not sure why, but it worked.) Place on a greased baking sheet.

Beat the egg white and water together, the brush on each breadstick and sprinkle each with the garlic & herb mixture.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes, or until just beginning to brown.

24 comments on this post.
  1. Nicole @ Just Live It:

    Ooh, yum! I just pinned this one!!! :)

  2. Lindsay's List:

    i miss chipotle! we don’t have that here.

  3. Heather @ Heather's Dish:

    I could make a full meal out of breadsticks too – nothing wrong with that!

  4. Sharla:

    My husband and I occassionally have nights where we have brownie batter for dinner. That’s right, raw eggs and all. Oh, the joys of being an adult ;)

  5. Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots:

    anything with garlic sign me up!

  6. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More:


  7. Amanda N:

    I still have yet to try Chipotle and they’re popping up everywhere here. Although I think these breadsticks certainly sounds like a good enough dinner – my husband might even agree with me on that. He loves bread!

  8. Carly @ Snack Therapy:

    Bread makes a perfectly acceptable dinner in my eyes! You could always dip those babies in marinara sauce! (Marinara sauce = tomatoes = vegetables = suuuppppper healthy)

  9. joelle (on a pink typewriter):

    Can you mail me some please?? Mmmmmmmk thanks.

  10. Bev @ Bev Cooks:

    I’d eat these for dinner every night. No question. Okay, with a Chipotle steak burrito.

  11. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction:

    I can see how these made an entire dinner! I love homemade bread!

  12. Danica @ It's Progression:

    I could easily make a meal out of bread with garlic too…just pinned this to make this weekend!

  13. Autumn@Good Eats Girl:

    Yum! I would have totally only eaten these for dinner also. I love bread.

  14. Arbine:

    Love! I’m such a carbaholic that I would totally just eat these for dinner. :)

  15. David:

    Your pictures are absolutely brilliant.

  16. Katie @ Blonde Ambition:

    You’ve totally got a complete meal there. I mean, the breadsticks have dairy in them, plus there’s egg white and garlic and herbs are totally…..vegetables….?

    OK I may be reaching here, but just know I totally have your back on the breadsticks for dinner thing ;)

  17. Megan (Braise The Roof):

    I would have zero problem eating those for my entire dinner – well, I’d probably wind up dipping them in something. But that’s because I’m obsessed with dip. ;) These actually look like something that I could handle making, too!

  18. Cait:

    YUM!!! I’m such a breadsticks fanatic and for whatever reason I’ve never thought to make them at home! I need to change that immediately!

  19. Sarah (The Simple Dietitian):

    I love breadsticks! And I could totally make that dinner too. :D

  20. Ross | TheFaceBaby:

    Ya didn’t even hafta dunk ‘em in anything? …no marinara? …no aioli? These must be goooooooo-ood!

    Oh and the pics are rad, too. I’ve never had a breadstick from a jar, but I want to.

  21. Kelly:

    Breadsticks are the best! I still think my all time fave are the ones from Olive Garden. Delicious. I could go in there and just eat those for dinner. One order of breadsticks please…..

  22. Naomi(1fitfoodie):

    who needs anything else…seriously…:) those look INCREDIBLE

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  24. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets:

    There’s nothing wrong with breadsticks for dinner. Especially homemade ones which look as good as these. Yum.