Best Ever Breadsticks

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 21, 2023
Present these delicious breadsticks alongside an Italian favorite like lasagna or spaghetti. They're an attractive and edible addition to the table setting! —Carol Wolfer, Lebanon, Oregon
Best Ever Breadsticks Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 3 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large egg white
  • Coarse salt


  1. Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt. In a small saucepan, heat milk, 1/4 cup water and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium speed just until moistened. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.
  2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Punch down dough. Pinch off golf ball-sized pieces. On a lightly floured surface, shape each into a 6-in. rope. Place on greased baking sheets 1 in. apart. Cover and let rise for 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°. Beat egg white and remaining 1 tablespoon water; brush over breadsticks. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 breadstick: 69 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.