Italian Breadsticks are the perfect accompaniment to any meal but my favorite way to enjoy them is dipped in soup!
I am a bread lover and a pan of hot, fresh, breadsticks is the perfect companion to any dinner. These Italian Breadsticks are soft and come together quickly thanks to Rapid Rise Yeast. Thanks to a coating of olive oil and butter along Italian seasoning they have a ton of flavor too.
How to Make Italian Breadsticks
Prepare pan by lining a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper and coat bottom with a layer of olive oil.
Mix together water, salt, flour, yeast and 2 tsp of Italian Seasoning.
Knead together until a soft dough forms.
Spread dough into 9 x 13 pan.
Cut through the dough lengthwise, creating 1 1/2 inch wide long breadsticks. Make one cut through the middle. After baking you will cut again along these same lines.
Drizzle top with more olive oil and sprinkle with additional seasoning.
Rise. Allow bread to rise for about 40-50 minutes. The bread needs to rise for about 50 minutes. So you have time to get the rest of dinner prepared.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes until lightly golden brown.
- Remove from oven and lift breadsticks from pan using the edges of the parchment paper. Place on a cooling rack. Allow to cool a few minutes.
- Cut through the breadsticks with a pizza cutter on the scored lines.
- Place the cut breadsticks on the parchment paper onto a cookie sheet. Allow a little space between them. Return to oven and bake for 5-10 more minutes (the longer the time, the stiffer the breadsticks will be)
- Remove from oven, brush with melted butter and serve
We love to dip them into marinara sauce but they are also delicious served and dipped into soup.
What to Serve With Italian Breadsticks
- Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
- Penne Rustica
- Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup
- Baked Potato Soup
- Instant Pot Tomato Soup
- Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
How to Store Leftover Breadsticks
If you are lucky enough to have any leftover, place them into a zip-top bag and store them in the fridge. They will last 4-5 days.
You can also freeze them. Wrap them in plastic wrap and then place them into a zip top bag and they will last for 1-2 months. Thaw at room temperature.
How to Reheat Italian Breadsticks
I think they are best fresh out of the oven but they reheat easily and taste great. I like to wrap them in foil and reheat in a 200 degree F oven for about 10 minutes.
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Herb Breadsticks Recipe
- 3 Tbsp olive oil divided
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp rapid rise yeast
- 3 tsp Italian Seasoning divided
- 2 Tbsp butter melted
- Line a 9 x 13 glass pan with parchment paper.
- Cover parchment paper with 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Mix together water, salt, flour, yeast and 2 tsp of Italian Seasoning.
- Dough will be sticky be manageable.
- Spread dough into bottom of parchment lined pan. Add some oil to your fingertips if needed to handle the dough.
- Using a pizza cutter cut 1″ wide lines strips down the long side of the pan.
- Cover with a cotton towel and allow to rise for 50-60 minutes or until it has about doubled in height.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Drizzle dough with addtional tablespoon of oil and remaining 1 tsp o seasoning.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Remove from oven and lift breadsticks from pan using the edges of the parchment paper.
- Place on a cooling rack.
- Allow to cool a few minutes and then cut through the breadsticks on the scored lines. Use the pizza cutter for this.
- Place the cut breadsticks onto a cookie sheet. Allow a little space between them. Return to oven and bake for 5-10 more minutes (the longer the time, the stiffer the breadsticks will be)
- Remove from oven, brush with melted butter and serve.