Our homemade garlic knots are buttery, easy to make, and delicious. Shaping them is super easy and makes for a beautiful presentation. Watch our video for an easy tutorial to see how we make these. Brushed with garlic butter and sprinkled with cheese!
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My kids prefer savory treats just as much as sweet treats. I made a batch of garlic knots the other day and as soon as they got off the school bus I heard, “What’s that smell?” “Hey! Can I have one of the rolls on the table?” “Oooo! These smell amazing!” 3 kids, eager to dive right in. These are perfect to make on pizza Friday. Because they are made out of pizza dough you can double the recipe and make 12 knots and a pizza. Serve with our chopped Italian salad!
Homemade Garlic Knots
This recipe is a combination of 3 of my favorite tried and true recipes here on Gluesticks. Our quick breadsticks, our knotted dinner rolls, and our favorite pizza dough. If you take the garlic butter from the first recipe, the knotting technique from the second, and the dough recipe from the 3rd they create these bad boys. Delish.
Best Garlic Knots and Pizza Dough Recipe
You can make garlic knots with homemade or store-bought pizza dough. My favorite dough recipe couldn’t be simpler and is made from ingredients that you probably already have on hand. You can also use this same dough recipe to make sausage bread. Ready to make a batch? Let’s get started!
100% not posed. He did this all on his own and was the first one to grab a garlic knot. He said he was going to take the “plants” off of it first (parsley), haha.
Garlic Knots Ingredients
For the dough, you’ll need water, yeast, sugar, oil, salt, and flour. The garlic butter is butter (obviously), garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. After they come out of the oven they are sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese (the cheap stuff). You can also sprinkle with a bit of parsley if you have some on hand. So delicious, buttery, and good!
How To Make Homemade Garlic Knots
How To Shape Garlic Knots
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Buttery Garlic Knots Recipe
Buttery Garlic Knots
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour or bread flour
- 1/2 cup butter, softened (2 Tbsp + 6 Tbsp. divided)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced)
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- grated parmesan cheese
- In a large mixing bowl mix yeast, water, and sugar. Cover and let sit 5 minutes until bubbly. Add oil and salt.
- Mix in flour, one cup at a time. Stir until dough comes together. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until soft. Add a splash of oil to the mixing bowl and place dough in the bowl.
- Cover dough and let rise until doubled, about an hour. Punch dough down and roll out into a 12" x 18" rectangle.
- Brush dough with 2 tablespoons of softened butter and fold in half. Use a pizza cutter to cut 12 strips (each about 1" wide).
- Tie each strip into a knot and place them onto a greased baking sheet. Let rise for 30 minutes.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Melt remaining 6 tablespoons of butter and add garlic powder and Italian seasoning to it. Stire. Brush garlic butter over garlic knots before baking.
- Bake garlic knots in oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with remaining garlic butter when they come out of the oven and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.
- You can use store-bought dough or homemade dough to make this recipe.
- This recipe makes 12 garlic knots. Store in a plastic bag or air-tight container if you have any leftovers (you probably won't).
- If you don't have an Italian seasoning mix you can add a pinch of oregano, basil, and dried parsley. Brush garlic butter over garlic knots.
- Store in a plastic bag or air-tight container for up to 2 days if you have any leftovers (you probably won't). They can also be refrigerated.