These Breadsticks (aka Breadtwists) are so easy to make and complement any meal from soups to spaghetti.Fluffy, buttery, oh so yummy!
Breadsticks (aka Breadtwists)
This breadsticks recipe goes way back to when two of us sisters worked at the Utah based restaurant, The Pizza Factory in high school. We loved everything on the menu from the gobbler sandwiches to the authentic breadtwists that came with each meal. Something about that place just feels like home. So now that we’re out of state and can’t get our fix anytime we want, we had to come up with a version of our own. These homemade breadsticks taste every bit as delicious as those Pizza Factory breadtwists, so buttery, light and comforting. There is just the right combination of butter, garlic, and parmesan cheese folded into the dough and twisted that makes these completely irresistible. They’re easy to make and complement so many meals, from soup recipes to Italian dishes.
Suggestions for Homemade Breadsticks
- The simple homemade dough can be molded into whatever shape you like; we are partial to longer strips that make breadtwists but you can make round rolls, crescents, just about anything!
- This recipe also makes the most delicious pizza crust! Roll it out in a circle then add all your favorite toppings.
- For truly authentic Pizza Factory breadtwists, add a little dried or fresh dill to the garlic butter. It just adds another layer of fresh flavor that can’t be beat!
- Dip these breadsticks in Ranch dressing, warm marinara, or our homemade Alfredo Sauce.
- You can make these a sweeter breadstick recipe by omitting the garlic and Parmesan cheese, then dipping them in honey butter. So good!
- These breadsticks can be made ahead of time and frozen for freshness. Bake and cool, then store them in a freezer safe bag for up to a week. Warm them up in the microwave and enjoy!
- The Pizza Factory twisted the breadsticks around large skewers and served them as sort of a breadtwist bouquet! You could do the same for your family and have a fun centerpiece for your meal.
- If you’re in a hurry and want to skip sauteeing the garlic, you can substitute garlic salt or powder instead of whole garlic.
What to Serve with Breadsticks
Serve these warm, chewy breadsticks with any meal! They’re especially good with any of these recipes:
- Mix until smooth then let raise for 10 minutes. Roll out dough into a large square on a floured surface. Brush with melted (real) butter mixed with minced garlic and then sprinkle with kosher salt. Fold in half and cut into 1 inch strips. Twist and place on a cooking sheet. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes to raise. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately after baking, brush with more garlic butter (optional: mix in a little basil and oregano with the butter) and sprinkle with kosher salt and grated parmesan cheese.
- Serve with marinara(see below), alfredo sauce, or ranch for dipping.
- Dough also makes a great pizza dough, just roll out into a large circle, add your favorite toppings, and bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Brown about a Tbsp of minced garlic in olive oil in the bottom of a sauce pan. Add 1 small can of tomato paste, 1 small can tomato sauce, and 1 tomato, lightly blended. Then add 2 tsp. basil and 2 tsp. oregano and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for half an hour.