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When you just need a really easy, really simple side dish that pairs perfectly with almost any meal, these 3-Ingredient Homemade Breadsticks are a wonderful solution. Best of all, you can enjoy them warm from the oven in about 15 minutes!homemade breadsticks on a plate with flowers in the background

I never really set out to create a delicious breadstick recipe. In fact, since I don’t consider myself a baker (at all!), I had become quite comfortable with purchasing prepared, frozen breadsticks from my grocer’s freezer.

Keith and the boys never complained about the frozen garlic breadsticks when I served them with our spaghetti dinners, so why try anything else?!

But then I stumbled upon these breadsticks…kind of like a happy accident! And you know what? They were too good not to share…

Overhead image of breadsticks in a dish and surrounded by flowers.

Let’s be real: these are “semi-homemade” breadsticks since we’re not fussing with making our own dough from scratch. I’m all about the quick-prep options!

But it doesn’t matter — my breadsticks are still about 1,000 times better than their frozen counterparts, and my family adores them.

I first had the idea to make breadsticks from pizza dough when I was preparing a batch of Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs.

There were a few scraps of leftover pizza dough that I didn’t need for the hotdogs, so I twisted them, brushed them with salt and butter, and popped them in the oven on the same tray as the Pretzel Dogs.

How to Make Homemade Breadsticks

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Unroll pizza dough on the counter or on a cutting board.
  3. Slice dough into 8 strips.
  4. Take one strip and fold it over in half. Twist gently and place on baking sheet.
  5. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Brush each breadstick with melted butter. Sprinkle salt over top, to taste.
  7. Bake breadsticks until golden brown.

Slice the pizza dough into 8 strips, fold each strip in half, and then twist!

Overhead image of breadstick dough on a cutting board

Lo and behold, the finished products were a huge hit and my accidental breadsticks have been a regular dinnertime request ever since!Plate of 3-ingredient homemade breadsticks.

Sometimes the easiest, quickest, and most simple recipes are the best, since these are the realistic solutions that suit our busy lives.

I hope that my happy accident becomes a favorite in your home, too!

Top Tips for 3-Ingredient Homemade Breadsticks

  • Try using garlic salt instead of regular salt to make Garlic Breadsticks.
  • Try sprinkling with grated Parmesan or garnishing with chopped chives or parsley.
  • You can store leftover breadsticks in a sealed container for up to 1 week (or longer) or they can be frozen.

Close up image of twisted breadsticks in a dish.

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3-Ingredient Homemade Breadsticks

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings 8 breadsticks
Calories 139 kcal
Super easy homemade breadsticks made with just 3 ingredients and ready in only 15 minutes!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 13.8 ounce can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter melted
  • Salt to taste (I used about ¼ teaspoon)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  • Unroll pizza dough on the counter or on a cutting board.
  • Slice dough into 8 strips.
  • Take one strip and fold it over in half. Twist gently and place on baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Brush each breadstick with melted butter. Sprinkle salt over top, to taste.
  • Bake breadsticks for about 9-12 minutes, or just until golden brown.

Notes

  • Try using garlic salt instead of regular salt to make Garlic Breadsticks.
  • Try sprinkling with grated Parmesan or garnishing with chopped chives or parsley.
  • You can store leftover breadsticks in a sealed container for up to 1 week (or longer) or they can be frozen.

Nutrition

Serving: 1breadstickCalories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 23.3gProtein: 3.8gFat: 3.7gSaturated Fat: 1.7gCholesterol: 5.8mgSodium: 425.5mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 3g
Keyword: easy breadsticks, homemade breadsticks
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Italian
Author: The Seasoned Mom
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    1. Hi, Lisa! I would brush them with a little bit of olive oil or melted butter and sprinkle with seasonings just before baking. 🙂

    1. Hi, Beth! Sure, I use the Pillsbury brand. Any similar pizza dough will work, though. A ball of fresh pizza dough would probably be delicious!

    1. Hi, Kiki! I would give them a little pinch on each end so that the dough doesn’t try to unravel. 🙂