Calling all carb lovers! Don’t miss this family favorite recipe for Easy Homemade Garlic Knots topped with Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs.

Easy Homemade Garlic Knots sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and parsley with small white bowl in bottom right corner filled with marinara sauce.

There are few better combinations than hot bread and fresh garlic. Add melted butter to the mix and you have an unbeatable trio.

This recipe for Garlic Knots is for those of us with less time on our hands. You can absolutely make these straight from scratch with your favorite homemade pizza dough, but I found that pre-made dough from my local grocery store was just too easy to pass up.

Easy Homemade Garlic Knots sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and parsley with small white bowl in bottom left corner filled with marinara sauce.

And since I’m always looking for creative ways to turn pizza dough into something other than a classic pie (hello, Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls!), garlic knots were high on the list of pizza dough hacks.

I’d say to make sure you serve these up hot, but I doubt they’ll even make it from the sheet tray to your plate before you sneak a taste. Ready to see these easy, cheesy knots in action? Tune in to the video below!

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Appetizer

Easy Homemade Garlic Knots

There are few better combinations than hot bread and fresh garlic. Add melted butter to the mix and you have an unbeatable trio. This recipe for Garlic Knots is for those of us with less time on our hands. 
4 from 2 votes
Easy Homemade Garlic Knots sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and parsley with small white bowl in bottom right corner filled with marinara sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 24 garlic knots

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound store-bought or homemade pizza dough, at room temperature
  • All purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Marinara sauce, for serving (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Lightly flour your work surface then using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a 10-inch square. (If needed, the dough can also be pulled and stretched with your hands.) 
  • Using a sharp knife or pizza wheel, cut the square in half to form two rectangles then cut each rectangle widthwise into 12 strips. 
  • Tie each strip into a knot then arrange the knots on the lined baking sheets. 
  • Bake the knots for 7 minutes, then rotate the baking sheets and bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes until the knots are baked through. 
  • While the knots bake, combine the minced garlic, olive oil and butter in a small sauce pan set over medium-low heat. Cook the garlic butter, stirring, until the garlic just begins to turn golden brown. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the chopped parsley.
  • Remove the knots from the oven and immediately brush them with the garlic mixture. Sprinkle them with the grated Parmesan cheese and a pinch of salt and serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping (optional). 
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Calories: 76kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 179mg, Potassium: 3mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 80IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. Thanks for the great recipe Kelly, it will surely come in handy soon. By the way, here are some great toasters you can add to your kitchen to help you out with your next meal.

  2. 3 stars
    I found them to be on the dry side, though I cooked them less time. Maybe dipped in melted butter before baking. I also think letting the butter-garlic fuse awhile would add more flavor.

  3. On the garlic knots, you suggest rotating the pans half way through.
    I have a new convection oven. Do they still need to be rotated?
    Terri

    1. Hi Mary! Thanks so much for your comment. I’m not a nutritionist so unfortunately I don’t provide that info, as I’d have no way of guaranteeing it’s 100% accurate, which is super important to me!

  4. These were delicious!! But I found that they required much longer cooking than 10 minutes at 350. I wound up turning the temp up to 400, and they were in maybe 12 minutes at 350 and another 5 or 6 at 400. My dough had been frozen, but was thawed and room temp by the time I made them. Any thoughts? But oh my, once they were done, they disappeared into our bellies very quickly!

  5. I’ve been asked to do the bread for Christmas eve dinner. Do you think this is something I could prep at home and bake at a later time?

  6. How could I have lived so long without knowing about Garlic Knots? Just discovered them in Upstate NY on a visit, and searched out a recipe! Thank you for sharing it, can’t wait to make them! I think they deserve their own food group….

  7. If you don’t mind getting dirty, put the garlic, olive oil mixture on them before you fold and bake it, it cooks the flavor into them instead of being on top. delicious (also, thats how they do it at most pizza places..but it gets messy! lol)

  8. Thanks so much for your comment, Peggy! They are insanely easy to make, and what’s not to love about carbs, garlic and butter? Enjoy!

  9. What a great alternative to just serving rolls with a nice italian dinner or just as a warm appetizer ! So simple and the idea of using pre made dough is a brilliant time saver!