Parmesan, Roasted Garlic, and Basil Breadsticks

Parmesan, Roasted Garlic, and Basil Breadsticks

I wanted to make some breadsticks to go with the Italian Meatball Soup that I made for dinner. I found a recipe on Allrecipes that looked easy and had great reviews. I adapted the recipe a bit by using a head of roasted garlic instead of garlic powder. They bread sticks were simple to make and turned out really soft and delicious – perfect for dipping in our soup.

Parmesan, Roasted Garlic, and Basil Breadsticks:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of
Original recipe by
  • 1 head of roasted garlic (click here for recipe)
  • 1 1/8 cups of warm water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp butter

Parmesan, Roasted Garlic, and Basil Breadsticks

Roast the garlic then let cool. Once the garlic is cool, remove each clove from the peeling and chop.

Place all dough ingredients (through yeast) in the bread machine in the order listed. Put the yeast in a well in the center of the flour. Select the dough cycle and press start.

Once the bread machine stops (it was one and a half hours on my machine). Remove the pan from the bread machine and pour the dough onto a well floured surface. Divide dough into 20 small balls or 10 larger balls. Roll each ball into a rope then place on a baking sheet lined with a silpat mat coated with cooking spray.

Parmesan, Roasted Garlic, and Basil BreadsticksCover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 40 minutes).

Parmesan, Roasted Garlic, and Basil Breadsticks

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Coat the breadsticks with melted butter then place into the oven and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Parmesan, Roasted Garlic, and Basil Breadsticks


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of


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4 Responses to “Parmesan, Roasted Garlic, and Basil Breadsticks”

  1. 1

    eat-cook-love — March 10, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    Hi! My name is Irene, I'm from Moscow! I'm so happy I've found your blog! It's amazing! I really LOVE it! I'm looking forward to try one of your recipes!!!

  2. 2

    Jody Persinger — January 18, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    Hi! These sound amazing, but I do not have a bread machine, do you have instructions on how to make it without one? Thanks!

  3. 3

    Michelle — August 28, 2012 @ 4:51 am

    Can you tell me what temperature the oven should be? It doesn’t say in the recipe. Thank you.

  4. 4

    Pam — August 28, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Thanks for letting me know! I have corrected the recipe – the temperature is 375 degrees.


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