Dinner isn’t complete without these Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots! Homemade pizza dough is transformed into into knots and brushed with a quick garlic herb butter and baked until golden brown! Perfect next to pretty much anything, but extra delicious when served with pasta. This recipe yields 8 giant knots.

Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots

Why hello giant garlicky, buttery, herby parmesan knots.

Okay so confession time. Last weekend Malloree wanted to make us a particular pasta recipe she found. Earlier that day while shopping for the ingredients, I picked up store-bought garlic knots because, easy. And although delicious, they were so very small. I knew I could do better. So the following week, not only did I shoot/blog her version of the pasta recipe – which will be coming your way this Wednesday- but I also made these homemade garlic herb knots.

What’s great about this recipe is that the garlic knots are made with pizza dough. I took my go-to pizza dough recipe and the only difference is that I used bread flour instead of all-purpose. I did this just so that the texture would be more tender. Once the dough had finished rising, these knots came together so quickly! Now these aren’t 4-minutes in a 425° oven quick… but for homemade bread, it felt fast. And while they were baking the most intoxicating aroma snaked through our home. Which is reason enough to make these.

basket of Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots

So yeah, the moral of this story is that I will never buy a box of teeny tiny knots again.

Ingredients for Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots

To Make These Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots You Will Need:

  • pizza dough (plus extra flour for dusting)
  • butter
  • parmesan cheese
  • garlic powder
  • parsley (dried)
  • oregano (dried)
  • basil (dried)
  • kosher salt

pizza dough made with bread flour

Prepare the dough. Instructions are in the printable, however here is my step-by-step post just in case you need it. Even though I used bread flour, you can totally us all-purpose flour to make these. Just keep in mind that the texture will be slightly different.

Once the dough has risen, preheat your oven to 400°

turn pizza dough out onto a floured surface

Tip the dough out onto a floured surface.

stretch into a log

Stretch and shape the dough about 10 inches or so. I seriously just eyeball this.

cut into 8 pieces

Cut in half. Then cut each half in half and repeat once more to have 8 pieces.

roll each piece into a log

Roll each piece of dough between your hands to form an 6 to 8 inch rope.

tie it into a knot

The length of the rope doesn’t have to be exact, you just want to be able to tie it into a knot.

repeat with remaining pieces

Like so.

place on lined rimmed baking pan

Place each knot onto a lined rimed baking sheet and repeat with the remaining pieces.

melted butter, parmesan, garlic and herbs

Next, into a small sauce pan, melt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter. You want the butter to be warmed and not bubbling. Remove the butter off of the heat, measure and add in 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon dried basil and a pinch or two of kosher salt.

stir

Stir to combine.

brush garlic herb butter on knots

Brush half of the garlicky herb butter over the knots.

coated knots in garlic parm herb butter

YUM.

bake for 12 to 14 minutes

Bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes. Rotating the pan halfway through to ensure even browning.

immediately brush with remaining butter after

Once baked, remove and immediately brush with the remaining butter.

Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots

I seriously wish you could smell these.

Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots

Serve warm with your favorite bowl of pasta, soup or salad. Really these go with anything.

Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots

And they are a million times better (and bigger) than store-bought knots.

Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots

Enjoy! And if you give this Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots

basket of Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots
Yield: 8 knots

Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots

Dinner isn't complete without these Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots! Homemade pizza dough is transformed into into knots and brushed with a quick garlic herb butter and baked until golden brown! Perfect next to pretty much anything, but extra delicious when served with pasta. This recipe yields 8 giant knots.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE DOUGH:

  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, plus more for bowl
  • 2 and 1/2 cups bread flour, plus more for work
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

FOR THE KNOTS

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • kosher salt

Instructions

TO MAKE THE DOUGH:

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachement, add honey, warm (about 110°) and stir to dissolve. Sprinkle in yeast an allow the yeast to bloom, about 8 minutes.
  2. Then with the mixer on low speed, add in olive, flour and salt. Once incorporated, switch to the dough hook and on low speed, kneed for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add a splash of oil to a clean bowl, shape dough into a ball toss in the oil and use it to coat the inside of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise for 1 hour.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and shape into a log before cutting into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece between your palms to form an 6 to 8 inch rope. Tie into a knot and place on a lined, rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough.

TO MAKE THE KNOTS:

  1. In a small sauce pan melt butter over low heat. Once melted, remove off the heat and add in parmesan, garlic, dried herbs and salt. Stir to combine.
  2. Brush the knots with half of the butter parmesan mixture. Bake on the middle rack for 12 to 14 minutes.
  3. Remove and brush with the remaining butter mixture.
  4. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 knot

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 398mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.