How to Make Toasted Bread Sticks With Sliced Bread

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Warm, tender and crisp, bread sticks are an excellent accompaniment to pasta, soups, stews and anything else with tasty liquid to sop up. Fresh-baked bread sticks are no easy task, but you can recreate those flavorful little strips at home using store-bought sliced bread. These bread sticks take only a few minutes to prepare and present the perfect opportunity to use up stale bread. Feel free to get creative with the seasonings that complement your meal.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Remove the crusts from the bread, then cut the slices lengthwise into 1-inch thick strips.

Step 3

Brush both sides of the bread sticks with olive oil and place them on a lightly oiled baking sheet.

Step 4

Sprinkle the bread sticks with your favorite herbs and spices. Experiment with a combination of flavors such as garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, parsley or thyme. Finish with a light dusting of grated Parmesan cheese.

Step 5

Bake the bread sticks until they are crisp and golden brown, about 10 to 14 minutes.