These Garlic Knots are made with premade pizza dough and bake up golden, soft, and delicious. Serve them with your favorite soup, chili, or stew or as a side dish for dinner. They also make a great snack when you add a dipping sauce on the side.

Close up shot of plate full of garlic knots with dipping sauce and cheese in the background

Premade pizza dough is one of my favorite shortcuts. You can obviously use it to make pizza, but it’s also great for making rolls like these garlic knots. There’s nothing better than the scent of rolls baking in the oven, but with this recipe, you don’t have to spend hours making the dough from scratch.

So, no worrying about yeast, or kneading dough, or waiting for it to proof. Buy some dough, and you cut the work by more than half!

Once I learned how to make garlic knots with pizza dough, I found all kinds of ways to serve them – make them as an appetizer for a party, serve them with your favorite pasta dish, dunk them in a hearty soup, stew, or chili, or make a batch to go with your favorite dinner. 

Table of Contents
  1. Ingredients
  2. How to Make Garlic Knots
  3. Recipe Tips for Garlic Knots
  4. Other Dishes You’ll Enjoy
  5. Garlic Knots Recipe Recipe

Ingredients

  • Refrigerated pizza dough – I buy a 13-ounce can
  • Melted butter, minced garlic, oregano, and parmesan cheese – this is the buttery coating for the knots
  • Cooking spray – for preparing the pan

How to Make Garlic Knots

Lay the pizza dough flat on your cutting board. Cut it into strips that are ½” wide. You should be able to get 12 to 15 strips.

Tie each strip into a knot and tuck the loose ends underneath the roll.

Place the knots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spray it with a light coating of cooking spray.

In a bowl, combine the melted butter with the garlic, oregano, and half of the Parmesan cheese. Brush mixture onto the knots.

Bake the garlic knots for 9 to 12 minutes at 400°F or until they are cooked through. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top of the knots before serving.

Overhead shot of plate full of garlic knots

Recipe Tips for Garlic Knots

If you really love garlic, increase the amount by one clove for even more flavor.

If you serve them as an appetizer or snack, add a dipping sauce on the side. Your favorite marinara or a mustard dipping sauce works great.

One garlic knot being dunked into marinara dipping sauce with plate full of garlic knots in the background

Parmesan cheese works great for this recipe, but you can also substitute grated Asiago or Romano cheese for a different flavor. Any hard Italian cheese will work great.

If you have leftover rolls, you can keep them in the refrigerator for a few days. I recommend warming them up in the microwave before serving.

This is such an easy way to make fresh-baked rolls. No one will guess that you used premade dough – they’ll think you worked for hours to make them. I hope you give this garlic knots recipe a try! 

Plate full of garlic knots with dipping sauce and cheese on the side

Other Dishes You’ll Enjoy

Close up shot of plate full of garlic knots with dipping sauce and cheese in the background

Garlic Knots Recipe

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Garlic Knots make a great snack when you add a dipping sauce on the side – they are our favorites as an appetizer and a side dish with our favorite pasta!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 13 ounce can pizza dough
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated and divided
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Let butter sit out to soften
  • Lay out the dough flat on a cutting board. Cut into equal width strips about a half inch wide. You should get 12-15 strips. Tie them into a knot and tuck the loose ends underneath each roll.
  • Melt butter over medium low heat. In a small bowl combine butter, garlic, oregano and half of the parmesan cheese. Brush the garlic knots with the butter mixture.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes or until cooked through. Sprinkle on the remaining parmesan cheese and serve.

Recipe Notes

Mel’s Tips:
  • If you are a big garlic fan you can increase the amount by adding another minced clove.
  • You can serve this with dipping sauce. Marinara or a mustard sauce go well with the knots.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 948mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 564IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy side dish, garlic knots, pizza dough
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These Garlic Knots are made with premade pizza dough and bake up golden, soft, and delicious. Serve them with your favorite soup, chili, or stew or as a side dish for dinner.

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