Air Fryer Garlic Breadsticks

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5 from 2 votes
Air Fryer Garlic Breadsticks are a quick and easy side dish to make with your favorite pasta meal. Hot, fresh and delicious and so quick in the air fryer.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 28 minutes
Hans holding a air fryer garlic breadstick dipped in sauce

Air Fryer Garlic Breadsticks are a quick and easy side dish to make with your favorite pasta meal. Hot, fresh, and delicious and so quick in the air fryer.

Hand holding a air fryer garlic breadstick dipped in sauce

Warm Air Fryer Garlic Breadsticks are the perfect side dish to make any meal feel special. These breadsticks are buttery and crispy on the inside and pillow soft on the inside.

Some are pencil thin and some are mini loaves of bread but breadsticks have been around since the 14th century, find out more here.

  • Quick Side: These are great to make while you are cooking your main dish.
  • Easy Ingredients: Use whatever you have to flavor them how you wish.
  • Family Friendly: These are a fun treat any day of the week.
  • Adaptable: Switch up the dough or ingredients easily.
White plate with dough, seasoning and butter on wooden cutting board

What You Need to Make Air Fryer Garlic Breadsticks

Ingredients

Dough rolled out on cutting board and then herbs painted on them in shot 2.

Equipment

How to Make Garlic Breadsticks – Step by Step

Uncooked breadsticks in air fryer and cooked breadsticks in the air fryer
  • Proportion Dough: First, divide dough into desired size bread sticks to fit air fryer basket.
  • Form Breadsticks: Second, twist each dough bread stick.
  • Place in Fryer: Place bread sticks in air fryer basket leaving some room between sticks.
  • Cook: Third, cook in air fryer on 350 for 6 minutes or until bread sticks are golden.
  • Topping: Meanwhile, melt butter and mix in spices.
  • Coat: Finally, using a food brush, generously coat each bread stick with butter mixture.
Cooked breadsticks next to air fyrer and cause on the side with a taupe checked napkin

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Common Questions About Bread Sticks

HOW DO I STORE BREADSTICKS?

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE OIL IN PLACE OF BUTTER?

Definitely, a flavored oil would be great here. For example, this oil set.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of Course, make as many as your family needs.

DO I HAVE TO MAKE THE DOUGH FROM SCRATCH?

If you are wondering where to get your dough, they have premade options in the refrigerator section, freezer section or even fresh in the local deli sections or ask your favorite pizza joint.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BREADSTICKS MADE IN THE AIR FRYER

Obviously, it is great with a side of 30 Minute Marinara or PASTA FAGIOLI SOUP or Spaghetti Casserole with Meatballs. Truely, the possibilities are endless.

Expert Tips for Making Breadsticks

  • Breadstick Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and cook in batches.
  • Add Cheese: How can you resist adding some fresh Parmesan or Asiago to the coating for these breadsticks.
  • Short cut: Feel free to make a knot shape for these breadsticks to cook more if your air fryer basket is small.
  • Fryer tip: Do not forget to preheat your air fryer first.
  • Alternate ingredient: Add some sesame seeds for a little extra nutty crunch
  • Alternate dough: Try a whole wheat dough for a healthier version.
  • Herbs: Load up on a bunch of fresh herbs and spices to make a zesty version of these breadsticks.

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Hans holding a air fryer garlic breadstick dipped in sauce

Air Fryer Garlic Breadsticks

5 from 2 votes
Air Fryer Garlic Breadsticks are a quick and easy side dish to make with your favorite pasta meal. Hot, fresh and delicious and so quick in the air fryer.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 7 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough equivalent to two large pizza’s
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic powder

Instructions

  • Divide dough into desired size bread sticks to fit air fryer basket
  • Twist each dough bread stick.
  • Place bread sticks in air fryer basket leaving some room between sticks.
  • Cook in air fryer on 350 for 6 minutes or until bread sticks are golden.
  • Melt butter and mix in spices
  • Using a food brush, generously coat each bread stick with butter mixture.

Expert Tips

  • Breadstick Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and cook in batches.
  • Add Cheese: How can you resist adding some fresh Parmesan or Asiago to the coating for these breadsticks.
  • Short cut: Feel free to make a knot shape for these breadsticks to cook more if your air fryer basket is small.
  • Fryer tip: Do not forget to preheat your air fryer first.
  • Alternate ingredient: Add some sesame seeds for a little extra nutty crunch
  • Alternate dough: Try a whole wheat dough for a healthier version.
  • Herbs: Load up on a bunch of fresh herbs and spices to make a zesty version of these breadsticks.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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