I’m not sure if this is really a secret or not. Let me pretend that I’m the first person to ever tell you this anyway. You can make breadsticks that taste just like your favorite unlimited basket at the Olive Garden. It’s true. And, it is not hard. Really, it is too easy. Cause, I love love love the Olive Garden’s breadsticks. And now I can make them at home. Which I’ve done three times in the past week. Bad. Very bad.
I’ve seen a couple of recipes for making the bread from scratch, but I’m here to tell you that I’m too lazy for that. At least this week. Maybe someday I’ll go that far, but I discovered the secret to making brown and serve breadsticks taste exactly the same as the Olive Garden’s.
It takes two things. Butter & garlic salt. That’s it. Try it and see. And forgive me for bringing the glory of eating out with unlimited bread into your home. I really am sorry.
Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks
12 brown and serve breadsticks (use Seattle International if you can find them…they are perfect)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Preheat oven per package instructions. I usually cook mine at 400° regardless of what the package says.
Place breadsticks on a cookie sheet and brush with butter then sprinkle with garlic salt.
Bake 5-10 minutes depending on how crisp you want the breadsticks.