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Easy Garlic Knots. Skip the pizzeria and indulge at home!
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Easy Garlic Knots

Author Rebecca Lindamood


  • 1 pound room temperature pizza dough homemade or purchased
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced or pressed in a garlic press
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • shake-on Parmesan or Romano cheese


  • heated marinara sauce


  • Line a baking sheet or half sheet pan with parchment or a silpat. Set aside.
  • Cut the pizza dough into 12 equally sized pieces. Roll each piece into a 6 to 8 inch long rope. Cross the ends of the dough over each other and tie into a simple knot. Place each knot on the lined sheet pan, leaving at least 2 inches of space between them. Cover with a clean, dry towel and let rise while the oven preheats to 400°F.
  • Melt the butter together with the garlic and Italian seasonings, taking care not to toast the garlic. After the oven has heated up fully, uncover the knotted dough and brush lightly with the garlic butter. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown and set. Brush the Easy Garlic Knots generously with the remaining garlic then sprinkle Parmesan or Romano cheese on with abandon. Serve warm plain or with a bowl of warmed marinara sauce.