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Garlic Bread Sticks

Great garlic bread sticks are not only possible, but actually really really easy. These get that pizzaria-like texture by grilling them, but you can definitely bake them in the oven if you’d rather!

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These roasted garlic bread sticks were amazing.

Grilling them gave them the best texture and flavor. Nice soft middle, chewy outside, and all of it slathered in roasted garlic butter. These do take a little time and effort to get to the finish line, but the end result is more than worth the effort.

Need something to eat WITH these awesome breadsticks? I’ve got you covered!

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Roast your own garlic for this by slicing off the top of a head of garlic, drizzling with a few tablespoons of olive oil, wrapping in foil, and then baking it at 350 for about 45-55 minutes. After it is cooled, squeeze the garlic out of the cloves, and try not to eat too many fresh out of the oven.

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Now chop up and mix 4 or 5 of those right into your bread dough.

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After the dough has double in size, roll it out onto a well-floured surface.

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Cut the dough (I use a pizza cutter!) into 1 inch wide strips, and then cut it into halves or thirds. If you don’t want super sized bread sticks, I’d do thirds. Halves were REALLY big.

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Take the strips and place them onto a parchment lined sheet, and twist.

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Let the twists rise for about 40 minutes until they are puffy and risen.

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Preheat your grill to about 450.

I put down a layer of heavy-duty foil, and then slid the parchment right on top of it.

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Now paint those liberally with your garlic butter mixture. Best served warm, but will keep a day. They warmed up really well in the oven, and I even heated up a couple in the microwave today for 15 seconds and was very pleasantly surprised with the results.

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Kid tested, and everyone approved.

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Yield: 10 servings

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Twisty Bread

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Twisty Bread

Garlicky breadsticks made on your GRILL. 

Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 32 minutes



  • 1 Pint 2% milk
  • 1.5 tbsp yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Enough bread flour to make dough
  • 4-5 heads roasted garlic

Garlic Butter:

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves mashed up roasted garlic


  1. Heat the milk until it is luke warm. Pour into the bowl of your stand mixer, and mix in the yeast and let sit for 10 minutes to proof.
  2. Add the sugar, salt, roasted garlic, and olive oil. Mix for one minute using the bread hook. Add flour in small increments until a smooth dough forms, and the sides of the mixing bowl come clean. Knead using the dough hook for 4-5 minutes. Let dough rise covered in a warm, draft-free area for 1 hour, or until doubled in size. While the dough is rising, mix together the garlic butter ingredients and set aside.
  3. Punch down dough, and roll out on a well-floured surface. Cut into 1 inch wide strips, and then cut into manageable lengths. Place onto parchment lined baking sheets, and grill at 450 for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Brush liberally with garlic butter, and serve warm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 613Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 2041mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 7g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

So about how much flour is needed for recipe????

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

I'm not sure. I don't measure the flour in this recipe because it goes by feel/dough consistency. A normal-sized bag of flour will be enough though.

Andrew Misiak

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

I made a massive batch of breadsticks to accompany a big pot of Pizza 🍕 Chili 🌶 for our town’s Chili Cookoff last year 2019. We did win the Most Unusual chili, but damn the bread sticks made it so real. I’m eating a bowl of 🍕pizza!

Nicole Johnson

Friday 24th of July 2020

Pizza Chili sounds like my kind of chili. If you share the recipe, I'd love to feature it on the site! Glad you loved the breadsticks. They are my favorites!

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Thursday 5th of October 2017

[…] Anyway, Nicole is awesome and she actually made this recipe and sent me a whole other set of gorgeous photos to help save me from my scatter brain. Silpat® granted me an extension because they are amazing (clearly) and so I had time to reshoot all the photos you see here. All of this is to say though, that this recipe has been tested by not one but TWO food bloggers and it comes together super quick. And if you are looking for more delicious things to make with your new Silpain baking mat, you should absolutely try Nicole’s recipe for Roasted Garlic Twisty Bread. […]

Thalia @ butter and brioche

Monday 18th of August 2014

these breads look delicious!


Monday 18th of August 2014

Thank you so much! They were incredible. I love your Strawberry Tart! It is mouth-watering! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday 13th of August 2014

So tasty! That appears impressive!

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