When you just need a really easy, really simple side dish that pairs perfectly with almost any meal, these 3-Ingredient Breadsticks are a wonderful solution. Best of all, you can enjoy them warm from the oven in about 15 minutes!
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…
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.
Slice the pizza dough into 8 strips, fold each strip in half, and then twist!
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!
Yield 8 breadsticks
1 (13.8 ounce) can refrigerated pizza dough
1-2 tablespoons butter, melted
Salt, to taste (I used about ¼ teaspoon)
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.
Tip: Try using garlic salt instead of regular salt to make Garlic Breadsticks.
Tip: Try sprinkling with grated Parmesan or garnishing with chopped chives or parsley.
Serving Size 1 breadstick
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 5.8 mg
Sodium 425.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 23.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 3.8 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.