Easy Garlic Breadsticks Recipe

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You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to bake these Easy Garlic Breadsticks yourself! You may want to make a double batch and freeze the extra.

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My husband and eldest son are big football fans. Not so big that we kept extra cable channels, but big enough that we’ve cleared the schedule for the day so that they can watch the Big Game this weekend. Part and parcel with the Super Bowl come the snacks. When I asked them what was good Super Bowl food, one said, “Tri-tip,” while the other said, “Chips.”

They are so boring!

Thankfully, tri-tip was on sale this week; I’ve got one all ready to throw on the grill. And I bought a big bag of tortilla chips at Costco last weekend, so they’re covered on that front, too. It gave me pause to reconsider our menu for Sunday night. Time to switch the game plan.

Our Super Bowl Menu

Not only is this menu seasonal, making use of items on sale or in my produce box, but it’s also pretty make ahead — and tasty to boot. Be on the lookout in this week’s grocery ads for deals on chips, avocados, grilling cuts of meat, broccoli, and potatoes. Those have all been offered at great prices in my local stores and also showing up in my produce delivery.

Here’s our revised Sunday menu:

Appetizers: Chips, Homemade Salsa, Guacamole

Dinner: Grilled Tri-tip, Broccoli Slaw, Crockpot Baked Potatoes, Easy Garlic Breadsticks (recipe follows)
Dessert: Snickerdoodle Bars

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These Easy Garlic Breadsticks are so fun to make! You can whip the dough up by hand, in a bread machine, or in a stand mixer. Form the dough into sticks and bake. You can do this in advance if you want. Just warm them in the oven prior to serving. I love to brush them with melted garlic butter at the end for a little pizazz.

How to make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

How I make this recipe easy:

This recipe really couldn’t be easier than it is, but having the right kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs.

Here are the tools that I use for this recipe:

  • bread machine or stand mixer –  These machines make dough mixing SO much easier!
  • bench knife – I love this tool for easily cutting dough into pieces.
  • parchment paper – I hate washing pans. Parchment paper makes clean up a breeze.
  • sheet pans – I LOVE my set of steel sheet pans. They make such a difference in baking.

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Updated March 18, 2017.

About Jessica Fisher

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  1. This looks store-bought! Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    I’m in the midst of planning my super bowl menu so this helps!

  2. April says

    Your menu looks delicious! So far I only know that we are taking some yummy sugar cookies to a friends house. I think I will try your broccoli slaw, also. I love broccoli! Thanks for the ideas.

  3. I am planning a Three Bean Mexican Chili and a 7 layer dip. Wish it were today!

  4. Sandi says

    I’m taking pulled bbq pork, some pork carnitas, a death by chocolate concoction, and the snickerdoodle bars. My friend is making nachos (half beef, half with my carnitas), chicken nuggets, and… I forget what her other thing was, and we just discussed it last night! We might add a veggie tray, since we both feel a little guilty that the tomatoes in the salsa for nachos is the only remotely healthy item. We never have a lack of food problem when we get together, that’s for sure. Ooh, maybe I’ll add some deviled eggs. It depends on if I have enough time to make them.

  5. Ok…I love sweet and savory, I need to try the broccoli slaw 🙂

  6. MH in OH says

    Yum! Just made these cutting the garlic and salt each in half and subbing whole white wheat for 1 cup of flour. My kids wanted them to be softer (they were a little firmer on the outside, softer on the inside) but we all liked the flavor. Thanks for an easy recipe to make pasta night a little more exciting tonight.

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