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Pizza Dough Garlic Knots

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These Homemade Garlic Knots are soft, fluffy, and start with a premade pizza crust! Tipped with a flavor packed garlic butter and the perfect side to any pizza or pasta recipe!

Basket of homemade garlic knots

Recipe Features:

  • Semi-Homemade: Less work with light and fluffy bread results!
  • Make-Ahead: Make the seasoning mix up to two weeks in advance.
  • Freezer Friendly- They freeze well which means you can have these on hand for busy weeknight dinners or a quick grab snack.
  • 30-Minute Recipe: From start to finish this easy side dish recipe takes only 30 minutes!

This is the BEST garlic knots recipe. It is so stinken simple that you cannot mess it up. Even if you aren’t good at bread making. Why? Because the magic all starts with a pre-made pizza dough! We normally whip up my recipe or grab a round from the bakery of our local grocer. Either way you will be left with the most fluffy and buttery rolls that are irresistible!

Spiced and cheese on a wood table in measuring spoons

What You Need:

The most important item you need is a dough. You can either opt for a homemade pizza dough, mine makes 16 oz, or pick up a store-bought. Either will give you the perfect base to start. Other items you will need are:

  • Dough- If you are using store-bought look in the bakery section of your local grocer. We have even picked up dough from our local pizza place (Papa Murphy’s sells them for around $2).
  • Parmesan Cheese: Grated Parmesan, to be specific. This is the parm that is found in the can next to the spaghetti sauce in grocery stores.
  • Seasonings: salt, garlic powder, oregano, basil, parsley.
  • Butter- I opt for salted, but unsalted works too.

Note: 1- 16oz dough will get you roughly 8 knots. I normally pick up 2 so we can have leftovers to freeze.

Dough formed into a knot shape being brushed with butter

Garlic Knots From Pizza Dough:

I’m breaking down this process into a few different steps to help make things a little easier to understand. Let’s start with the garlic butter. This is what gives you that buttery garlic flavor that everyone will fall in LOVE with.

Garlic Herb Butter

  1. Start by melting the butter in a medium microwave safe dish, roughly 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  2. Stir with a small spatula or spoon to make sure all of the butter has fully melted.
  3. Add the grated parmesan, salt, garlic powder, basil and parsley. Mix well and set aside.

This herb butter is going to be generously brushed onto your rolls before AND after you bake them. That way the buttery goodness bakes right into the dough and gets a nice finish.

How to Shape Garlic Knots:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Store-Bought pizza dough is a little stiff and less pliable. Start by gently kneading and stretching the dough until it becomes easier to work with, no more than 2 minutes.
  3. Cut the pizza dough into 12 equal portions.
  4. Working with one at a time, roll each strip into a 6 inch rope.
  5. Tie the rope into a knot and place onto a lined baking tray.
  6. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
  7. Brush with the garlic butter mixture and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they start to lightly brown on top.
  8. Remove from the oven and immediately brush with remaining butter.
basket of rolls with a blue and white striped towel

Garlic Knots Tips and FAQs:

Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions I get about this recipe:

Can I use regular roll dough to make garlic knots?

Yep! You sure can. We find this recipe extra simple because it takes out all of the work of making your own dough. However, the seasoning blend will taste great on most bread recipes. I suggest opting for pizza dough!

Can I make these in advance?

We haven’t had much luck with making these more than one day in advance. They actually taste the best when they are fresh from the oven.

Can I freeze garlic bread knots?

YES. In fact, I highly recommend it.

Here is the best way to freeze homemade garlic knots:
Shape the knots as directed in the recipe. Arrange on a lined baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour. Remove from the freezer and place in an airtight container or zip top bag. Freeze up to 3 months.
When ready to bake thaw, on a baking sheet on the counter, and bake as directed.

Bread tin filled with garlic rolls on top of a striped napkin

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Easy Garlic Knots

Easy Garlic Knots

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These Homemade Garlic Knots are soft, fluffy, and start with a premade pizza crust! Tipped with a flavor packed garlic butter and the perfect side to any pizza or pasta recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 2-16 oz pizza dough

Instructions

Garlic Herb Butter

  1. Start by melting the butter in a medium microwave safe dish, roughly 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  2. Stir with a small spatula or spoon to make sure all of the butter has fully melted.
  3. Add the grated parmesan, salt, garlic powder, basil and parsley. Mix well and set aside.


How to Shape Garlic Knots:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Store-Bought pizza dough is a little stiff and less pliable. Start by gently kneading and stretching the dough until it becomes easier to work with, no more than 2 minutes.
  3. Cut the pizza dough into 12 equal portions.
  4. Working with one at a time, roll each strip into a 6 inch rope.
  5. Tie the rope into a knot and place onto a lined baking tray.
  6. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
  7. Brush with the garlic butter mixture and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they start to lightly brown on top.
  8. Remove from the oven and immediately brush with remaining butter.

Notes

Here is the best way to freeze homemade garlic knots:

Shape the knots as directed in the recipe. Arrange on a lined baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour. Remove from the freezer and place in an airtight container or zip top bag. Freeze up to 3 months.When ready to bake thaw, on a baking sheet on the counter, and bake as directed.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
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