Blooming Breadsticks Recipe
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Blooming Breadsticks Recipe

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Take advantage of convenient refrigerated breadsticks to fashion these fuss-free flowers. A speedy seasoning gives them a boost of herb garden flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated breadsticks
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Additional parsley flakes
  • Sesame seeds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 215 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 464 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Unroll dough; separate into 12 breadsticks. Adjust length of each breadstick to 6 in. For each flower, cut one breadstick into 1-in. pieces and another breadstick into one 4-in. piece and two 1-in. pieces.
  2. For stem, twist 4-in. piece twice and place on a greased baking sheet. For leaves, pinch one end of two 1-in. pieces; place on each side of stem and pinch to seal. Roll one 1-in. piece into a ball; place 1 in. above stem for flower center. For petals, pinch one end of remaining five pieces; position with sides touching flower center and other petals.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley, garlic powder and Italian seasoning; brush over dough. Sprinkle additional parsley on stem and leaves. Sprinkle sesame seeds on flower center. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Blooming Breadsticks in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p59

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"A clever styling of breadsticks into 'flowers' for a Spring Celebratory Meal."

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