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Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots


Garlic Knots Recipe

Adapted from: Just a Taste
Makes 4 dozen


2 lbs. store-bought pizza dough, thawed at room temperature
All purpose flour, for rolling out dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped Italian flat leaf parsley


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Divide the dough in half, keeping half covered under a kitchen towel. Roll out the other half on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin, creating a 10-inch square. If the dough is very stiff, use your hands to stretch it.

Cut the 10-inch square in half with a sharp knife or pizza wheel to form two rectangles. Cut each rectangle into 12 strips (the cuts should be made so that the strips are shorter and thicker, rather than longer and thinner).

Tie each strip into a knot and then arrange the knots on the lined baking sheets. Cover them with a kitchen towel while you repeat the rolling, cutting and tying process with the second half of the dough.

Bake the knots for 5 minutes, then rotate the baking sheet and bake an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown and fully cooked.

While knots bake, grate the garlic cloves using a Microplane and combine with olive oil and butter in a small sauce pan over low heat. Cook just until butter has melted and mixture is warmed. Remove from heat and stir in chopped parsley.

Immediately after baking, brush the baked knots with the garlic mixture and sprinkle with kosher salt. Serve warm.

Cook’s Note:

If you wish to make everything from scratch, check out White on Rice Couple’s recipe here.

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30 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Garlic knots are my single happiness-inducing snack that never fails!! love them..
    i don;t know why but your knots (shape) remind me of people holding hands :))

  2. I’m so glad you enjoyed my recipe for Garlic Knots. They look fantastic, and I can absolutely relate to the addiction factor. I couldn’t bake them up fast enough!

  3. Razzleberry

    Just made these today and I have to say I am very very sad. I finish baking and left these out to cool while I ran out for an errand. I came back in half an hour and every last one was… gone. One of the guilty party was still chewing the last piece. I could smell the evidence on her breath. She smiled at me and laugh. Ah, my gluttonous little piggy.

  4. Maysie

    Want to try this so bad but can’t find any pizza dough at the shops!
    Can ready-made pizza base work as well ? That’s the only closest thing I can find…

  5. guest

    I was looking for the actual recipe. Anybody can go to a store and buy the anything. What a waste of time. thanx for nothing.

  6. DebbieL

    Only 10 minutes cooking time at 350? Are you sure you didn’t mean 450? It’s been 15 minutes plus and the knots still look pretty pale.

  7. I canNOT believe how flagrantly rude some of the people have been in response to your garlic knots post. I wish people would find time to reflect INWARDLY before they speak negatively towards another human being- gah!! :(

    I do not know these ppl but, I feel like I should apologize to you on behalf of the MANY who love your site and recipes (which, if I may say, by far outweigh the “un-lovers”)-(who knows, it’s quite possible that the “un-lovers” were just having a bad day… ?).

    I, for one, appreciate the time and effort you’ve clearly put in, providing both a “short-cut” method with the store bought pizza dough (genious! for when you’re running slim on time or just not energized enough to take on the from scratch version), as well as, an all from scratch recipe.

    BRAVA! RASA!!!

    Warm Regards,

    (the eternal optimist… and garlic knots lover!!! :)

    Wilmington, NC

  8. Rebekah

    These were delicious. I served it with home made chicken noodle soup. Perfect on a fall day. I made them with store bought dough this time but will try with my home made dough for sure next time! On a side note, I really do not understand why people think they can be so rude via the Internet. Criticism can be done in a constructive manner, not rudely as I just read in previous comments.

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