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Want to prep your freezer for future meals? These make ahead breadsticks are a perfect recipe! So tasty and delicious, these frozen breadsticks are a great kitchen time-saver.
Make Ahead Breadsticks
When I was making up my list for our menu plans for the upcoming weeks I asked the hubby, “What goes with pizza?” (Since we always have homemade pizza on Friday nights. He said, “Breadsticks!”
So here is the recipe for our frozen breadsticks we made to have on our pizza nights!
I love this recipe because it makes a BIG batch of frozen breadsticks that you can then take out and bake whenever you are ready for them. That way you get yummy fresh breadsticks for any meal without all the prep time! I hope you enjoy these make ahead breadsticks as much as we do.
Make Ahead Breadsticks (Frozen Breadsticks)
Make your own breadstick dough that you can freeze and then bake later!
- 2 cups warm water
- 8 Tablespoons butter softened
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 6 cups flour
- 4 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 4 1/2 teaspoons yeast
This recipe makes a fairly large batch so you might want to half it if you don't want to make so many.
In a small bowl mix together the water, sugar, and yeast. Set aside.
In another bowl or a mixer, mix together the other ingredients, then add in the yeast mixture. Knead for about 5 minutes.
Let the mixture rise for about an hour, then punch down. Separate into balls and roll those balls into logs.
Lay all of the breadsticks on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer to flash freeze. When they are frozen, take out the pan and you can put the breadsticks in a freezer bag.
When you are ready to make them, take the breadsticks out of the bag and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Let them thaw and rise for about 30-60 minutes.
Then bake at 350F for 15 minutes. As soon as you remove from the oven, brush melted butter over the tops and sprinkle on a little parmesan cheese and parsley.
Make ahead recipes are wonderful because they give you so much more time and freedom in the kitchen. Plus there is much less asking about “what’s for dinner?” which is always a perk!
Here are some more of my favorite make ahead recipes:
- Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
- Homemade Beef Sausage Patties
- Make Ahead Casserole (French Toast)
- Cook Ahead Freezer Rice
- Make Ahead Mashed Potato Recipe
- Beef N Bean Burritos
- Freezer Pizza Dough
- Pizza Rolls
- Ranch Chicken Calzones
- Freezer Cooking in a Hour
- Make Ahead Casserole Recipes (5 Chicken Recipes)
- Cheesy Chicken Crescents
- Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies
Want to get even better at preparing your meals? These breadsticks can easily be part of a Baking Day! Learn all about it and find your family’s style of meal planning in my ebook, Meal Planning Made Simple.
Do you make freezer meals for your family?
This Frozen Breadsticks recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in February 2011. It has been updated as of March 2020.