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Homemade Garlic Knots

Homemade Garlic Knots

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 large garlic knots 1x


Prepare yourself for an adventure, to Italy, from the comfort of your own kitchen with our delectable Homemade Garlic Knots. These irresistible knots are wonderfully soft and chewy bursting with the flavors of garlic and parsley. Crafted from scratch they truly showcase the magic of goodness. When these knots emerge from the oven their beautiful brown exteriors are lovingly brushed with a butter infused with garlic resulting in an absolute temptation that’s hard to resist. Whether you’re enjoying them with your loved ones during a family dinner or impressing guests at a gathering these Garlic Knots will undoubtedly be a sensation that will leave everyone longing for more. Explore the joy of Italian cuisine and create unforgettable memories with this delightful recipe.



For the dough:

3 and 3/4 c. bread flour

1 and 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar

1 envelope active dry yeast

2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 c. warm water (110115 degrees F)

2 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. olive oil, divided

For the garlic coating:

1 stick unsalted butter

6 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 c. fresh parsley, minced

1 and 1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, grated


To make the dough:

Using a stand mixer combine 3 ¾ cups of bread flour, 1 ½ teaspoons of granulated sugar, 1 envelope of yeast and 2 teaspoons of salt.

Add 1 ½ cups of water (between 110 and 115 degrees F) and 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons of olive oil.

Mix the ingredients until they form a ball.

Adjust with flour or water if needed.

Knead the mixture until it becomes a ball.

For rising time:

Grease a bowl using 2 teaspoons of olive oil.

Place the dough, in the greased bowl cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise for 90 minutes or until it doubles in size.

Shaping the knots:

Divide the dough into 16 pieces.

Roll each piece into a ball. Then shape it into a rope before tying it into a knot.

Place the knots on a baking sheet. Let them rest for around 30 minutes.


Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Remove the plastic wrap from the knots. Bake them in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown and become firm.

For the garlic coating:

While the knots are baking, melt one stick (cup) of unsalted butter in a pan.

Add six cloves of chopped garlic, half a cup of chopped fresh parsley and one and a half teaspoons of garlic salt. Stir until it becomes fragrant and season it according to your taste.

For the touch after taking them out of the oven brush the knots with the mixture, sprinkle them with a quarter cup of grated Parmesan cheese and serve them while they are still warm! Enjoy your delicious homemade Garlic Knots!


To make this recipe fit, for those who track a gluten-free diet you’ll need to make a few adjustments. Firstly use gluten-free flour instead of regular flour. It’s also crucial to ensure that all other elements, such as the yeast, garlic salt and Parmesan cheese are marked as gluten-free. Be cautious. Check that the garlic salt and Parmesan cheese don’t contain any sources of gluten. Keep in mind that gluten-free flour may act differently than bread flour so you might need to make some tweaks to the scope in order to execute the desired consistency of the dough. Feel free to experiment with types of gluten-free bread flour or a blend of gluten-free flours until you create safe and delicious Homemade Garlic Knots for those, with gluten sensitivities.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes