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Garlic Knots with pizza dough

Garlic Knots with Pizza Dough | Easy Garlic Knots Recipe

Garlic Knots with pizza dough is so simple to make, you'll end up making frequently. Great for party menus and can be made a few days ahead! Stock up on some garlic and let's do this!
Course Dinners, snacks
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Bread, garlic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Proofing Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 knots
Calories 180kcal
Author Niveditha


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Oven


Made ahead dough:

(OR) To make the dough:

For the Garlic Topping:

  • 2 tbsp Butter , unsalted, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil , virgin processed
  • 6 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1 tsp Mixed Italian Herbs
  • 1 tsp Salt


The topping mixture:

  • Mix the butter, olive oil, minced garlic, italian herbs and salt together. Cover with cling film and keep it in the refrigerator until needed.

The dough:

  • Add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour to a mixing bowl. To that add the other ingredients: instant yeast, sugar, salt, 1/2 cup water, and olive oil in this order. Stir to combine. Cover with lid or cling film. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, add the rest of the flour to the mixing bowl. Mix and form a dough. IF* needed, add the extra 1/4 cup water. The dough should be tacky and soft.
  • Oil the bowl and place the dough back into it. Cover with lid and let the dough rise for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
  • After the dough has doubled, punch it down, form it into a ball and then divide it into 8 portions. Roll each portion into approximately 8-10-inch ropes/logs.

Shaping them:

  • To make the knots, hold the logs at each end, bring the right side over the other leaving a loop in the middle. Then simply make an OVERHAND knot. Tuck the leftout edges underneath.
  • Repeat with the other portions. Arrange it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper leaving an inch gap between each.
  • Cover it with a cling film, loosely. Let it rise for 30 more minutes.

Baking the Garlic Knots:

  • Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 400 F / 200 C.
  • Dip* a pastry brush or a silicone brush into the topping mixture and generously brush the butter mixture over the knots.
  • Place the tray in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the tray and brush the knots again with the butter mixture.
  • Put the tray back in the oven. Turn to broil mode and bake for 10 more minutes*.
  • Remove from the oven once done. Let it cool down a bit. Serve it warm with Homemade Pizza Sauce! Enjoy!


  • You can use leftover Pizza Dough from the previous day. Tightly wrap it up in cling film and store it in the refrigerator. In this case, you can directly skip to the shaping part. Shape and let it rise for 30 minutes.
  • Water for the dough: The water needed for the dough depends on the time and place and the type of flour. So it might take anywhere between 1/2 cup to 3/4 cups. So add the additional 1/4 cup by the tablespoon as needed.
  • Brushing the topping: As you dip the brush into the mixture, ensure to spoon the garlic mixture using the brush. This is to make sure the garlic bits get on the garlic knots.
  • Baking: During the last 5 minutes, turn up the heat to 480 F / 250 C on broil mode to get that nice browning here and there. But do keep an eye during these 5 minutes to avoid too much browning.


Serving: 1knot | Sodium: 0.9mg | Sugar: 1.6g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 10mg | Cholesterol: 7.6mg | Calories: 180kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Fat: 8.5g | Protein: 3.2g | Carbohydrates: 24.3g