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Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots

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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.
Course Breads & Baked Goods
Cuisine American-Italian
Keyword baking, bread, dough, easy recipe, garlic, knots, pizza dough
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 27 mins
Servings 8 knots
Calories 160
Author Laurie McNamara



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


  • 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



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Once risen, preheat oven to 400°.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Brush the knots with half of the butter parmesan mixture. Bake on the middle rack for 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Remove and brush with the remaining butter mixture.
  • Serve warm.


Serving: 1knot | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 398mg | Fiber: 1g