This Garlic Knots Recipe are homemade rolls, twisted and slathered in garlic butter, herbs and cheese, just like at your favorite pizzeria! The perfect side dish for pizza or pasta night!
Course Baked Good, Breads, Side Dish
Keyword Garlic Knots, Garlic Knots Recipe
Prep Time 2hours
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 2hours20minutes
1package active dry yeast
3Tablespoonolive oil divided
1/4cupgrated Parmigiano Reggiano cheeseplus more for garnish
1tablespoonfresh finely chopped parsley
1tablespoonfresh finely chopped basil
Marinara sauce for dippingoptional
In a large bowl, add in warm water, honey, yeast, and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Stir to combine and let sit for 5 minutes, until foamy.
Add in 2 cups of the flour and the salt, mix to combine by hand or with a wooden spoon until smooth. Start adding in the additional flour, 1/4 cup at a time, you may not use all the flour, until the dough is formed and smooth but still slightly tacky.
On a clean, lightly floured work surface, place the dough and knead by hand for 3-5 minutes, until a dough ball is better formed, it should still be slightly tacky.
In a large bowl, place another 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil, and place the dough ball into the bowl and roll it around in the oil. Place plastic wrap on top and sit in a warm spot until the dough has doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
Garlic Knot Assembly:
Place the risen dough on a lightly floured surface. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough into a rough 12x16 inch rectangle. Brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Using a pizza dough cutter or knife, cut the dough in half lengthwise and then cut 1-inch strips crosswise. You will end up with 16 even strips.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Loosely tie each strip of dough into a knot and lay them on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Repeat with the other pieces. Sprinkle with kosher salt and cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let rise again for 30 minutes.
While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375°F degrees. Bake the knots for 18-20 minutes until light golden brown. Set aside to cool and prepare the garlic butter.
Garlic Butter and Toppings:
Place butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Let melt and add in garlic. Cook until fragrant, stirring constantly about 1-2 minutes, do not allow it to brown. Take off heat.
Place the knots in a large bowl. Add in garlic butter, parmesan, and fresh herbs, toss to coat. Serve with more cheese sprinkled on top and marinara sauce if desired, enjoy!
Make sure you are using the right yeast, we use active dry yeast for these.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, we love marinara but alfredo is great as well.
These can be frozen, see my tips above.
You can easily double this recipe to serve more people or keep for later.
Make sure you toss the knots in the butter mixture while still warm so everything sticks and can soak in!
You can use store bought dough, see my recommendations above.
Garlic Knots Recipe Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/pizzeria-style-garlic-knots/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.