Easy Garlic Knots (Made with Pizza Dough)

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These semi-homemade Easy Garlic Knots made with pizza dough are so simple to make! Using refrigerated (or previously frozen) store bought pizza dough, I cut it into strips which are tied into knots. The dough is allowed to rise, brushed with garlic butter and baked to golden deliciousness. Brushed once again with melted butter and served with your favorite marinara, these little appetizers are sure to please.

You can make your own pizza dough OR look for something like this. It comes either frozen or fresh and previously frozen. The dough performs really well and tasted great without all of the work.

How to make Easy Garlic Knots

The dough is very sticky straight from the bag and it’s best to turn the bag inside out and just dump it onto a lightly floured surface. From there, you’ll want to form the dough into a smooth ball and roll into an approximate 12×8″ rectangle.

Using a pizza cutter, slice down the middle and then each section into eight pieces. Don’t worry if they aren’t perfectly even. As you form the bigger knots, you’ll be pinching off excess dough and can use that again with your smaller strips.

How to form the garlic knots

I thought a visual representation of how to form the knots would be helpful. First, take and stretch each strip and tie it into a simple knot. Then, take the ends and fold them under, pinching off any excess. Keep pinching the bottom until it holds together (like the one in my hand) and turn over for a perfectly formed knot!

Place the knots on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet and cover with a lint free towel. Place in a warm (but not hot) place to rise for up to 60 minutes.

How to make the garlic butter topping

Melt butter with freshly minced garlic or garlic powder and chopped parsley. Stir well to combine.

Now that the dough has rested and risen for about an hour, brush the tops with the garlic butter, reserving a small amount for later.

Bake at 400 degrees until golden and cooked through, about 12-18 minutes (depending on size).

Once they come out of the oven, brush again with the garlic butter.

Serve with warmed marinara sauce and enjoy!

Did you make my Easy Garlic Knots? Leave me a comment and let me know what you thought. You can also tag me with photos on Instagram @aimee_stock I love seeing your creations 🙂


Easy Garlic Knots

Easy Garlic Knots
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 16 garlic knots


  • 1 Lined Baking Sheet
  • 1 Pizza Cutter (or Knife)
  • 1 Pastry Brush


  • 1 lb PIzza Dough store bought or homemade
  • All Purpose Flour for dusting your work surface
  • 4 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 tbsp Parsley chopped
  • Garlic Powder or freshly minced garlic if you prefer, to taste
  • pinch Salt optional if you are using salted butter
  • Marinara Sauce warmed, for dipping


  • Roll thawed pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface until it reaches about 12×8" or so.
  • Using a pizza cutter, slice down the center and then each half into eight slices.
  • Stretch each slice and tie into a simple knot. Tuck the ends under, pinching off any excess and saving that for making more knots as you go. Pinch the bottom until it is sealed and place onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Cover with a lint free towel and place in a warm place for about an hour to rise.
  • Melt butter and add garlic (or garlic powder) and parsley. Brush the knots before baking, reserving the rest.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. This may vary depending on how small/large the knots are.
  • Brush the baked knots as soon as they come out of the oven.
  • Warm the marinara sauce and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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