Warning: These Easy Garlic Knots Are Incredibly Addicting

garlic knots

Garlic bread is delicious no matter how you shape it, but there’s something about these cute little knots that makes it taste even better. Made with a dough similar to pizza crust, these dinner rolls are brushed with a butter and garlic mixture (not once, but twice) for a huge burst of flavor. And don’t let their complex shape intimidate you — they’re super easy to bake, so you can serve ’em with all your weeknight meals.

Garlic Knots

Yield: 12 rolls


  • 1 package (2½ teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ cup warm water, divided (100-110 F)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • Instructions

    1. In a small bowl, combine active dry yeast, sugar and ¼ cup of warm water. Stir, then let it stand until the yeast is foamy.

    2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yeast mixture with flour, salt, olive oil and the remaining ½ cup of water. Stir by hand or mix at at low speed until the dough comes together.

    Good to Know: If using a stand mixer, turn the speed up to medium and mix for 2-3 minutes, until the dough is smooth, elastic and pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl. If mixing by hand, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 2-4 minutes, adding additional flour if needed to prevent the dough from sticking to your work surface.

    3. Lightly grease a medium bowl and place the dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place. Allow the dough to rise until it’s doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.

    cutting dough for garlic knots

    4. Turn the risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently deflate it. Shape it into a rectangle and cut the dough into 6 equal pieces.

    5. Roll each piece of dough between your hands to form long ropes, at least 8-10″ long. When each piece has been rolled out, cut each in half to make 12 ropes of roughly equal size.

    twisted garlic knot dough

    6. Tie each piece into a knot, rolling slightly to thin the ropes if necessary, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow the knots to rise for 20 minutes.

    7. Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic powder, parsley and salt. Brush butter mixture onto knots using a pastry brush.

    baked garlic knots

    8. Bake the knots for 16-20 minutes, until light golden brown. When they’re done, brush again with the butter mixture and serve warm.

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    One Response to “Warning: These Easy Garlic Knots Are Incredibly Addicting”

    1. Mary Mukami

      I love this