Make Ahead Breadsticks – Frozen Breadsticks

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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 Freezer Breadsticks

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!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Frozen Breadsticks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 people


  • 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


  1. This recipe makes a fairly large batch so you might want to half it if you don't want to make so many.

  2. In a small bowl mix together the water, sugar, and yeast. Set aside.

  3. In another bowl or a mixer, mix together the other ingredients, then add in the yeast mixture. Knead for about 5 minutes.

  4. Let the mixture rise for about an hour, then punch down. Separate into balls and roll those balls into logs.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

Soup with Breadsticks

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:

Meal Planning Made SimpleWant 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.

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This Frozen Breadsticks recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in February 2011. It has been updated as of March 2020.

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  1. i love your sight! but i have been having a lot of problems printing your receipes all of a sudden…….i highlight and right click and nothing happens….am i missing something?

    1. In order to print you have to click on the “Print Friendly” link under the post. It won’t show up on the blog homepage but once you click on the specific post you want to print you can print! I have right clicking disabled on the site because I’m having some issues with a few people copying and pasting my articles as their own. 🙁

  2. ok thank you! i thought i was going crazy! please keep up the good work! i too still do thing the old fashioned way and my 2 boys and daughter know how to make bread and meals from scratch and preserve the fruits and vegies the good lord provides………each one will be ready for “a long winter” when they are on their own someday! thank you again

  3. Thanks Merissa, I got it to print. 🙂 Now a question about the bread sticks. I would love to make these using whole wheat flour. Although i know that could make them taste dry. Do you know what other changes i would have to make to the recipe?? I appreciate your help. 🙂

    1. Yay! I would make them with half white half wheat, whole white might be a little intense by itself. You wouldn’t have to make any other changes that way either.

  4. Hi, I am new………..found you from Pinterest. Love this recipe and idea! I am going to do this for my family for sure. My family and I serve at a college cafeteria in a town near us… girls and I work in the bakery. This will be fun to try!

    Blessings, Linda

  5. Just made a batch with the help of my 4 yr old daughter. Thanks for sharing the recipe. We had alot of fun making them! 🙂

  6. Could you bake these up and then feeze them? My grandson loves breadsticks and he doesnt have patients to wait for them to rise. Thought about making them for Christmas basket. He would really love that. He is four. Thanl you.

  7. Do you remember how many this makes? I am cooking for a spaghetti lunch and was wondering how many times to double it.

    1. I really can’t remember exactly, it makes a very large amount though (several dozen) and will depend on the size that you make the breadsticks.

  8. Really wanting to try this recipe! Quick question. Is the t for teaspoon or tablespoon??? Don’t want to mess up the first batch.