Easy Homemade Breadsticks

An easy to make and to die for breadstick recipe that brings back memories of a favorite Italian restaurant. Can be made by hand or with a mixer. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 93kcal


  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water reserved
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3.5 cups flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 3.5 tbsp butter melted, reserve 1/5 tbsp


  • Pour yeast into a small bowl. Add the ½ cup warm water and sugar. Stir together. Let sit for 10 minutes. 
  • Once yeast is foamy, combine flour and salt and mix wet mixture into dry ingredients. 
  • Mix well with silicone spatula until a sticky dough forms. Continue to mix with spatula for 2-3 minutes. Then roll dough out on floured surface. 
  • Knead with floured hands for 10 minutes. If the dough is hard to work with, dust with additional flour. Using only a tiny bit at a time so it doesn't dry out. The dough is ready when it is relatively smooth and no longer sticking to your hands. You can use a mixer for this as well and the same principle applies. 
  • Form dough into a ball and transfer into lightly greased large bowl. Set bowl in a warm location, cover and let rise for one hour. 
  • Transfer dough onto floured surface and use a rolling pin to roll out into a rectangle. Cut lengthwise into six long pieces (a pizza cutter makes this super simple). Cut once more in the middle to create 12 breadsticks. 
  • Place breadsticks on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Let rise for 1 hour. 
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Melt butter and brush over breadsticks. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, brush with reserved melted butter. Bake for remaining 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. 


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Serving: 1breadstick | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.7mg