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Garlic Knots

Soft, buttery, and packing flavor, these Garlic Knots really hit the spot! Say goodbye to take-out and hello to homemade, from scratch, real food. This garlic knot recipe is incredibly easy and ready in just about an hour. They go great with a pizza and a side salad, a bowl or soup, or served as an appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Additional Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Amy Nash



  • 1 ½ cups warm water 105-110 degrees F
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon instant yeast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour


  • ¼ cup salted butter softened
  • 1-2 Tablespoons garlic bread seasoning see notes


  • Mix water, yeast, sugar, and salt with 1 cup of the flour in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment.
  • Add more flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl on its own. You may not need all of the flour.
  • Knead for 3-4 minutes, then lift the dough out of the bowl and lightly grease the bowl. Return the dough to the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a clean cloth and let rise for 30-45 minutes, until double in size.
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down and divide it evenly into 12 equal-sized piece of dough. Shape each knot by rolling one piece of dough into a rope, then tie a knot and tuck the ends into the center of the knot. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray and repeat with remaining dough.
  • Cover the knots loosely with plastic wrap or a damp towel and let rise while the oven preheats to 400 degrees F.
  • Bake knots for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Immediately brush the hot knots with melted butter, then sprinkle with the garlic bread sprinkle. These are best served hot and fresh.


  • If using active dry yeast, just combine the water, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl and let proof for 5-10 minutes until foamy before proceeding to add the salt and flour.
  • You can buy garlic bread seasoning at the store or make your own. Just combine ½ cup powdered Parmesan cheese with 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons dried basil, 2 teaspoons dried parsley, 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt and 1 teaspoon marjoram, and mix well. You will not use all of the garlic bread seasoning for these garlic knots! Store any leftover seasoning in the fridge and use sprinkled over pasta, veggies, or mix 2 tablespoons with ½ cup of softened butter and spread on two halves of a loaf of French bread, then either toast them in the oven under a broiler, or put the halves back together, wrap in foil, and bake at 375 degrees F for 10-15 minutes until the butter is melted and the bread is hot.
  • You can use white whole wheat flour, bread flour, or a combination of either with all-purpose flour to make these garlic knots.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg