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6 Ingredient Italian Breadsticks Recipe

This easy 6 Ingredient Italian Breadsticks Recipe is delicious! It makes just 12 breadsticks and you can freeze leftover breadsticks and then pop a couple into the toaster oven later to have as the perfect accompaniment with your favorite meal.

Why I love this recipe

This breadstick recipe uses just 6 ingredients plus water and two kinds of salt. You can also make this breadstick dough vegan by using vegan butter instead of regular butter.

6 Ingredient Italian Breadsticks in a bread tray.
6 Ingredient Italian Breadsticks Recipe

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

water

active dry yeast

butter

salt

granulated sugar

bread flour

garlic powder

coarse salt

dried oregano

Substitutions and additions

Make this breadstick dough vegan by using vegan butter instead of regular butter.

You can use all purpose flour instead of bread flour.

​Perfect topping additions include Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle them on just before baking.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make 6 Ingredient Italian Breadsticks

For the breadsticks:

Step 1 – Place parchment paper on two large baking sheets.

Step 2 – Add the barely warm water, yeast, sugar, 3 tablespoons melted butter, and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer and stir together briefly.

warm water, yeast, sugar, melted butter, and salt in a bowl.

Step 3 – Stir in 2 cups of flour into the yeast mixture and blend on low speed until well combined using the paddle attachment.

Step 4 – Switch to the dough hook attachment. Add 1 more cup of flour and let it knead for about 5 – 7 minutes.

breadstick dough in a mixing bowl.

Step 5 – Add some oil to the bowl, flipping the dough over once, to coat it.

Step 6 – Cover the bowl with a warm damp towel and set aside in a draft-free warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Step 7 – Punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Divide dough by cutting it in half, then in half again.

breadstick dough cut into 4 equal portions.

Step 8 – Cut the 4 pieces into thirds to make 12 equal portions.

breadstick dough cut into 12 equal pieces.

Step 9 – Using your hands, roll each piece of dough into 6 or 7-inch long rolls and place them on the prepared baking pans.

12 logs of breadstick dough on two baking sheets.

Step 10 – For the second rise, cover them with warm damp kitchen tea towels (or plastic wrap) and allow them to rise for about 30 – 45 minutes.

Step 11 – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 12 – Bake breadsticks on the center rack for about 15 minutes. Move the pan to the top rack for the last few minutes to get a golden brown crust.

For the topping:

Step 1 – In a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of melted butter, garlic powder, coarse salt, and oregano.

melted butter, garlic powder, coarse salt, and oregano in a small bowl.

Step 2 – Using a pastry brush, spread the garlic butter on the warm baked bread sticks and serve warm.

6 Ingredient Italian Breadsticks in a bread tray.
6 Ingredient Italian Breadsticks Recipe

Pro Tips

Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 days.

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Yield: 12 Breadsticks

6 Ingredient Italian Breadsticks Recipe

6 Ingredient Italian Breadsticks in a bread tray.

This 6 Ingredient Italian Breadsticks Recipe is delicious! It makes just 12 breadsticks and you can freeze leftover breadsticks and then pop a couple into the toaster oven later to have as the perfect accompaniment with your favorite meal.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

For the breadsticks:

  • 1 cup of water (just barely warm to the touch)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 package)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 cups bread flour

For topping (optional):

  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

For the breadsticks:

  1. Place parchment paper on two large baking sheets.
  2. Add the barely warm water, yeast, sugar, 3 tablespoons melted butter, and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer and stir together briefly.
  3. Stir in 2 cups of bread flour into the yeast mixture and blend on low speed until well combined using the paddle attachment.
  4. Switch to the dough hook attachment. Add 1 more cup of flour and let it knead for about 5 – 7 minutes.
  5. Add some oil to the bowl, flipping the dough over once, to coat it.
  6. Cover the bowl with a warm damp towel and set aside in a draft-free warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  7. Punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Divide dough by cutting it in half, then in half again.
  8. Cut the 4 pieces into thirds to make 12 equal pieces.
  9. Using your hands, roll each piece of dough into 6 or 7-inch long sticks and place them on the prepared baking pans.
  10. For the second rise, cover them with warm damp kitchen tea towels (or plastic wrap) and allow them to rise for about 30 – 45 minutes.
  11. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  12. Bake the breadsticks on the center rack for about 15 minutes. Move the pan to the top rack for the last few minutes to get a golden brown crust.

Optional – For the topping:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of melted butter, garlic powder, coarse salt, and oregano.
  2. Using a pastry brush, spread the garlic butter on the warm baked bread sticks and serve warm.

Notes

  • Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 days.
  • Make this breadstick dough vegan by using vegan butter instead of regular butter.
  • You can use all-purpose flour instead of bread flour.
  • Perfect topping additions include Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle them on just before baking.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 392mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Hi and welcome. I’m Zona and I love creating recipes for easy dinners or desserts. Here you will find quick recipes, recipes that take minimal effort, or recipes that have few ingredients. Eat, drink, and enjoy!

Lenore

Thursday 14th of March 2024

I can't wait to try this recipe

Zona House

Friday 15th of March 2024

Hi Lenore, these breadsticks are so good, enjoy!

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