Growing up, I loved Olive Garden's breadsticks. They were buttery, warm, fluffy, and UNLIMITED. Whenever my family went out to eat, I'd request this restaurant for the breadsticks (and tour of Italy).
Recently, I had a craving for Olive Garden breadsticks, so I decided to make a copycat recipe. I added my flair by making the garlic roll version, adding garlic ghee, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese on the tops.
I love Italian cuisine, but most recipes aren't low-carb or keto-friendly. This is were you have to get creative. But don't worry, it still tastes delish! We're using mozzarella and cream cheese to create the fathead dough. Note: fathead pizza dough is a gluten-free, low carb/keto dough that is made with mozzarella, cream cheese, egg, and some type of low carb flour. It ends up tasting like cheesy bread. It's stretchy and sticky, so be sure to follow the directions shared in the video and instructions below.
You'll love how fluffy and moist the rolls are. The beautiful hint of garlic from the garlic powder and garlic ghee really makes this recipe pop. These rolls will pair well with your favorite pasta dishes. I can't wait to share a few in the coming weeks!
2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
2 oz cream cheese
3 large eggs
1 1/2 c almond flour
1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/4 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp garlic ghee (melted) (regular ghee works, too)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (for tops)
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Place the shredded mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high in 20-second increments, stirring between each, until cheese is melted and smooth.
Combine the melted cheese, eggs, almond flour, Parmesan, garlic powder, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Use a wooden spoon to thoroughly mix ingredients together, working until they are fully combined into a thick dough.
With slightly dampened hands, divide and shape the mixture into balls (about 12 per batch) and arrange them in the prepared baking dish. Brush tops of balls with the melted butter, and sprinkle with the Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese.
Bake the rolls on middle rack of oven until puffed and golden brown on top, 25-30 minutes.
Check to see that rolls are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
Allow the rolls to cool for 15-20 minutes before serving.