Garlic Knots

By Maria Lichty

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These soft, buttery garlic knots taste just like your favorite pizzeria’s garlic knots, but are easy to make at home. They are a great appetizer for parties and game day! Serve with marinara sauce or pizza sauce on the side.

Garlic Knots Recipe

Homemade Garlic Knots

My boys love pizza, they would probably eat pizza every night if I let them plan our meals. To make them happy, we try to have homemade pizza twice a month. Sometimes we go all out and start pizza night with Garlic Knots. Those nights are always the best!

These soft and buttery garlic knots taste just like your favorite pizzeria’s garlic knots, but are fun and easy to make at home. They are so good fresh out of the oven!

Homemade Garlic Knots with marinara sauce

How To Make Garlic Knots

  • To keep things easy, we like to use pre-made pizza dough. Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s both sell great pre-made pizza dough. You can use homemade pizza dough too. I like to keep a ball of pizza dough in the freezer so I can pull it out on a busy day. Just defrost the dough before making the garlic knots.
  • Cut the pizza dough into 12 equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into about an 8 inch long rope. Take the ends of the dough and tie into a knot (over, under, and through).
  • Tying the dough into knots is fun and don’t worry if your knots aren’t perfect. They are meant to have character.
  • Brush the garlic nots with melted butter and cover them with herbs and Parmesan cheese. Be very generous with this step!
  • Bake until golden brown, for about 15 minutes. Your house will smell like your favorite pizza place while they are baking and that is a very good thing:)

Bowl of homemade garlic knots

How to make garlic knots

Perfect Game Day Appetizer

The garlic knots are good on there own, but we like to dip our garlic knots in marinara sauce or pizza sauce. They boys always love dipping! Mmmm, mmmm, good!

These Easy Garlic Knots are the perfect start to pizza night. They are also great with a salad, a bowl of soup, or just eaten as a snack! If you are watching baseball playoffs of football this week, you should make Garlic Knots, they are the perfect game day snack! They are really good anytime and all of the time. Enjoy!

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Garlic Knots Recipe

Easy Garlic Knots are the perfect start to pizza night. They are also great with a salad, a bowl of soup, or just eaten as a snack!
4.62 from 18 votes



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Cut the pizza dough into 12 equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into about an 8 inch long rope. Take the ends of the dough and tie into a knot (over, under, and through). Place each knot on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter and cook the garlic for 1-2 minutes over medium-low heat. Remove from heat and stir in dried basil, oregano, parsley, and a pinch of salt.
  • Brush the garlic knots lightly with the garlic butter. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the knots are golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with the remaining garlic butter. Sprinkle each garlic knot with Parmesan Romano cheese. Serve with warm pizza sauce or marinara sauce.


Calories: 144kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 274mg, Potassium: 3mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 175IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 1.1mg
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I get where you’re going with the pizza theme, but I actually love the idea of making these for Thanksgiving. I just see these as a big hit and want to bring the showstopper dish this year! Thanks.

  2. These look amazing! And Fun! And easy! And PERFECT for a casual dinner party or family event! Pinning!!

  3. These look just like the ones they serve in Italian restaurant! I love these but I’m afraid if I made them on pizza night I would just want these and be too full to enjoy my pizza!

  4. I’ve never thought to make garlic knots! This will save me from buying them when we order in, and I am sure they are more delicious too!

  5. What a perfect accompaniment to an Italian dinner with friends! Or just me in my jammies on the couch 🙂 Pinned!

  6. I know you recommended that these Garlic Knots would be a great starter to Pizza Night, but I have a feeling my husband and I would eat these in lieu of pizza. Might be nice to make these to change things up!

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  8. These are so simple and easy! I absolutely can’t wait to give them a try. I always buy the pizza dough at Sprouts because it’s easier than making it at home.

  9. Maybe I did something wrong, but these were not great. The flavor did not incorporate itself into the garlic knot like you’d expect. I felt like I was eating pizza crust with seasoning.

  10. Made them last night with home made pizza!! They came out amazing!! Very good, and not greasy at all. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. ♥️♥️ Wish there was an option to upload a picture of them.

  11. 4 stars
    I made these and I baked it under 500degrees and added slice garlic. It was good but better than average.

  12. 5 stars
    10/10 recommend. Always add more garlic if you want more of a punch and a little red chili flakes is a nice addition, too. Thanks for a simple and delicious recipe!