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Garlic Knot Dough Recipe

    Garlic Knot Dough Recipe

    Garlic knots are nothing more than strips of pizza dough that have been knotted and doused in a wonderful garlic butter sauce. And these buttery garlic knots are the first item that everyone grabs at any meal. Making knots is a smart method to use up leftover dough scraps and the garlic-butter-parsley sauce that most pizzerias would use for white pizzas or garlic bread.

    If you’ve never worked with yeast before, this is an excellent recipe, to begin with. It is difficult to damage this dough. These handmade garlic knots are ready in about thirty minutes, from start to finish. 

    Let’s jump right into the Garlic Knot Dough Recipe.

    Garlic Knot Dough Recipe

    One recipe yields a dozen delectable knots, yet there is no one way to eat them. Serve garlic knots instead of dinner rolls or garlic bread with your supper. Cut them in half and make small slider sandwiches with them.

    Let’s know the whole recipe so that you can enjoy it too!


    • Preparation – 2 hours
    • Cook: 15 mins
    • Total: 2 hours 15 mins


    For Dough

    • 2¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
    • ⅓ cup of very warm water
    • 1 ⅓ cup milk, warmed
    • 1 large egg
    • ¼ cup +¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
    • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 4-4 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
    • 1 ½ teaspoon salt

    For Garlic Topping

    • 1 Tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


    • Stir together warm water, yeast, and a quarter teaspoon of sugar; allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes until frothy.
    • Pour the yeast solution into the mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Add the remaining ¼ cup sugar, the warm milk, the butter, the egg, and the salt. Mix until thoroughly mixed.
    • Slowly include the flour while mixing on low speed until the dough is smooth & elastic, about 5 to 6 minutes. You do not have to use all of the flour specified!
    • When softly touched with a clean finger, the dough should be soft and somewhat tacky. It should be separated from the mixer’s sides.
    • Grease a big bowl with nonstick frying spray or a small amount of oil. Place the dough in the bowl’s bottom and turn it once to coat both sides with oil.
    • Wrap the bowl in plastic wrap. Allow to rise in a warm location for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
    • Punch the dough down gently. Add some flour on your work surface or countertop (or spray it lightly with cooking spray).
    • Take a golf-ball-sized lump of dough and roll it into a long rope (about 12 inches thick and 9 inches long). Knot the rope and set it on the prepared baking sheet.
    • Allow garlic knots to rise again in a warm location until they have doubled in size, approximately 1 hour.
    • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper to avoid sticking.
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the top is lightly brown.
    • Prepare the garlic sauce by mixing all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
    • While the knots are still warm from the oven, sprinkle them lightly with garlic sauce.

    How to Store Leftover Garlic Knot Dough:

    To Store: Garlic knots can be easily stored in the refrigerator for a few days. Keep them at room temperature in an airtight container or bag for 2-3 days.

    To Freeze: Allow garlic knots to cool completely before placing them in a bag that may be frozen. Keep for up to two months. To defrost garlic knots, remove them from the freezer & let them to thaw at room temperature or microwave them for a few seconds.

    Tips For Garlic Knot Dough:

    • Before baking, sprinkle some freshly grated parmesan cheese over the knots.
    • After the initial rise, the dough can be refrigerated for up to an hour or frozen for up to three months. Bring to room temperature before using.

    What to Serve With Garlic Knot Dough Recipe?

    This was all about the garlic knot dough recipe. As an alternative to dinner rolls or garlic bread, serve garlic knots with a meal. Cut them in half and construct little slider sandwiches with them. As an appetizer or snack, dip them in ranch dressing or warm marinara.

    We hope you like the recipe. Let us know your thoughts & suggestions in the comments below!

    Thank you for reading!