Garlic Knots

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That’s right! No need to make last minute reservations at your favorite Italian restaurant when you can make Garlic Knots at home!

That's right! No need to make last minute reservations at your favorite Italian restaurant when you can make Garlic Knots at home!

Seriously! It’s so easy to make garlic knots at home. When you get that craving for Classic Chicken Parmesan with a side of garlic knots you don’t need to hit the local Italian joint. Stay home and make these!

The most time-consuming step to garlic knots is the dough. I’ve got a homemade pizza dough recipe at Cook the Story that’s easy to make or you can skip that step and buy store-bought pizza dough. Either way, you’ll have delicious garlic knots for dinner.

I recommend you use real Parmesan cheese and fresh flat-leaf parsley for the best results, but you don’t need any other fancy ingredients. We like recipes that are nice and easy but amazing, and we know you do too.

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Garlic Knots

That’s right! No need to make last minute reservations at your favorite Italian restaurant when you can make Garlic Knots at home!

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. coarsely ground cornmeal
  • 1 ball of pizza dough (1 lb. or enough for a large pizza – here’s a homemade pizza dough recipe or use store-bought)
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle a large baking sheet with the cornmeal.
  2. Roll or stretch the pizza dough into a 10 x 16-inch rectangle. Put it onto a large cutting board. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut it into 12 10-inch long strips. (Note: If you want softer, fluffier garlic knots, roll dough to an 8 x 12-inch rectangle and cut into 10 8-inch long strips instead).
  3. Tie each strip into a loose knot and put it onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining strips. Dust the tops of the garlic knots with kosher salt. Cover with a clean tea towel and let rise for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  4. Remove tea towel and bake uncovered until golden in places and cooked through, 15-20 minutes.
  5. Just before the garlic knots are ready to come out of the oven, put the butter into a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave butter 20 seconds at a time until completely melted. Stir in garlic powder.
  6. Use a metal spatula to get under the garlic knots in case they stick to the pan a little bit. Transfer them to a big bowl. Drizzle with the butter and then use a large spoon to stir them gently so that they are all coated in butter. Transfer buttery knots to a serving plate and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.