99 Kinds of Bread: #6 Easy Garlic Knots

This Mother’s Day I made Chicken Parmesan.  For the past several months, I’ve been dreaming of garlic knots after having them at a little hole in the wall pizzeria.  I decided they would be the perfect side to the Chicken Parmesan (which will also be coming to the blog soon), but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time making them.  Using pre-made pizza crust dough makes this recipe quick and easy, but also amazing!

First, you roll the dough out and cut it into strips, about four inches long.

pizza dough strips

I had fun twisting the dough into knots and it was easier than I thought.  You really do just tie a knot, but do it quickly or the dough will start sticking together.

tied garlic knots

The knots of pizza dough get dipped in a garlic butter bath.

garlic knots ready for baking

Once the knots bake, they are doused in garlic butter again and sprinkled with parmesan.

baked garlic knots


Easy Garlic Knots

Easy Garlic Knots

  • Servings: 18
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Knots of pizza dough doused in garlic and butter and topped with grated parmesan


  • 1 tube refrigerated thin crust pizza dough
  • 4 Tb salted butter
  • 2 Tb olive oil
  • 1 ts garlic, minced
  • 1 ts parsley flakes
  • Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Unroll the pizza dough onto the parchment paper. Roll the dough into a rectangle.  Cut the rectangle vertically three times.  Then cut each section into strips.  Your strips should be about 1 inch wide and 4 inches long.
  3. Holding each end of a dough strip, twist the dough so it is round instead of flat, then tie into a knot.  Place on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Melt the butter in the microwave in 20 second intervals until fully melted.  Add the garlic and microwave another 5 seconds.  Stir in the olive oil and parsley.  Brush the garlic butter all over the dough knots.  Reserve about 1/3 of the garlic butter for later.
  5. Bake the garlic knots in the oven for about 10 minutes, until they are just turning golden.
  6. Remove from the oven and brush the remaining garlic butter on the garlic knots. Sprinkle generously with grated parmesan cheese.


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