Easy Garlic Knots

A deliciously simple bread, these Easy Garlic Knots are made from refrigerated pizza dough with a delicious garlic butter mixture brushed over the top!

A DELICIOUS BREAD SIDE DISH

Anyone else always have to have bread at dinner? I don’t care if it is just a slice of bread with a little butter on it. My meal is not complete without some bread! These Easy Garlic Knots go with pretty much anything, so we kind of just find excuses to make them because we love them so much. Using pizza dough for this recipe really cuts down on the time of making your own homemade dough for this. Brushed with a garlic, cheese and butter mixture, there is no lacking in flavor of this recipe!

Hand dipping one Garlic Knot into marinara sauce.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Should I tuck the ends of the knots under?

This is completely up to you, we like to do it as it looks better. But you can choose to not do it and they will still come out delicious.

Can I use oil instead of butter?

Yes, oil will work fine I would just add ¼ teaspoon salt to the mixture so you will get that salt aspect to the flavor.

My knots got dark on the bottom and didn’t look cooked.

It may just be your oven. My advice would be to move your oven rack higher and bake them in the top third of the oven. Also, with thinner aluminum baking sheets, they tend to get super hot then transfer that heat to the bottoms of water you’re baking.

What is the best way to work with refrigerated pizza dough?

I find canned pizza dough is much easier to work with when it’s not so cold.Just take the tube out of the refrigerator and remove the dough and put on a plate. Let it sit out for about an hour then roll out. This is not absolutely necessary though. You can still make these without doing that step.

How do I store leftover garlic knots?

These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature where they will keep for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. These can also be frozen. Place cooled knots in a freezer container and they will keep for up to 3 months. To defrost, remove to refrigerator overnight and you can reheat in the microwave.

Close up of stacked Easy Garlic Knots on plate with dipping sauce Pinterest image.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • pizza dough
  • salted butter
  • garlic powder
  • oregano
  • dried parsley
  • parmesan cheese
  • marinara sauce, optional
Ingredients needed: pizza dough, salted butter, garlic powder, oregano, dried parsley, parmesan cheese and marinara sauce.

HOW TO MAKE EASY GARLIC KNOTS:

Preheat oven to 400F. Line baking pans with parchment paper (you can use one large baking pan or two smaller ones.) Or you can spray the baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Open the can of pizza dough and roll it out. You want to form it into a large rectangle.

Pizza dough rolled out into long rectangle on cutting board.

Cut the rectangle in half so that you have 2 equal squares of dough. I find it easiest to cut the doing using a pizza cutter.

Pizza dough cut in half.

Cut each square into 4 strips.  

Pizza dough cut into 8 strips.

Then cut these strips in half. You should now have 16 (fairly) equal pieces of dough.

Pizza dough cut into 16 strips.

Roll each strip into an 8 inch rope.  

Pizza dough rolled into 8 inch ropes.

Tie the rope into a knot (you can choose whether to tuck the ends under or not).  

Dough tied into a knot.

Place each knot on the pan lined with parchment paper.

Garlic knots placed on parchment line baking sheet.

Melt butter and stir in seasonings:  garlic powder, oregano, and parsley. (Save the Parmesan for later.)

Melted butter and seasonings stirred together in bowl.

Brush on the butter mixture and save some for later.

Garlic knots brushed with butter mixture.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Add 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese to the leftover butter mixture.

Parmesan stirred into the remaining butter mixture in bowl.

Allow the knots to cool slightly, then brush this mixture over the knots. Sprinkle them with extra cheese if you’d like!

Remaining butter mixture brushed onto finished Garlic Knots.

Serve with marinara dipping sauce on the side if desired.

Finished Easy Garlic Knots on white board sprinkled with cheese.

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Finished Easy Garlic Knots on white top topped with cheese square image.

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Easy Garlic Knots

A deliciously simple bread, these Easy Garlic Knots are made from refrigerated pizza dough with a delicious garlic butter mixture brushed over the top!
Course Breads, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Garlic Knot Recipe, Easy Garlic Knots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 89kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 ounce package of pizza dough room temperature
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • Marinara sauce optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line baking pans with parchment paper (you can use one large baking pan or two smaller ones.) Or you can spray the baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Open the can and roll out the pizza dough. You want to form it into a large rectangle.
  • Cut the rectangle in half so that you have 2 equal squares of dough. I find it easiest to cut the dough with a pizza cutter.
  • Cut each square into 4 strips.
  • Cut these strips in half. You should now have 16 (fairly) equal pieces of dough.
  • Roll each strip into an 8 inch rope.
  • Tie the rope into a knot (you can choose whether to tuck the ends under or not).
  • Place each knot on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Melt butter and stir in seasonings: garlic powder, oregano, and parsley. (Save the Parmesan for later.)
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • Add 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese to the leftover butter mixture.
  • Allow the knots to cool slightly, then brush this mixture over the knots. Sprinkle them with extra cheese if you’d like!
  • Serve with marinara dipping sauce on the side, if desired.

Notes

  • You can use your own pizza dough if you’d like.
  • Make sure to let these rise for 1 hour.
  • These can be frozen before baking to have some for later.
  • They can also be frozen after baking, see above on how to do that.

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg