Delicious Buttery Garlic Knots Recipe

You can make buttery garlic knots with homemade or store-bought pizza dough. They make great dinner rolls or a treat to dip in marinara sauce.

– 1 lb batch homemade pizza dough that has been risen and punched down. You can also use store bought pizza dough., recipe here. – olive oil, for brushing – 1/2 cup unsalted butter – 6 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed through a garlic pre – 1 tsp coarse salt – 2 Tbsp parsley, finely minced GARNISHES – Parmesan cheese – coarse salt, optional



Preheat oven to 400F. You can make homemade pizza dough (my recipe is ridiculously easy) or use store-bought. 

Step 1

Step 2

One pound of risen, punched-down pizza dough is needed. Let store-bought dough come to room temperature before using.

Step 3

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured board and cut it into four equal pieces with a bench scraper or knife. Split each quarter into four more equal sections for 16. 

Step 4

I wrap my dough with plastic while not using it to prevent drying. Roll each piece into a 6-inch rope. I enjoy the classic Italian practice of lightly oiling my surface to stretch dough.

Step 5

Flexible dough can be stretched to form a single knot. Don't bother about precision. Brush olive oil on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 6

Cover loosely with plastic and let rolls rise in a warm place for an hour. Use plastic to prevent roll drying. Meanwhile, heat oven to 400F.

Step 7

Bake 15-18 minutes till golden. While the knots bake, heat butter, garlic, and salt in a small pot and simmer quickly. Add parsley after turning off the heat.

Step 8

After baking, brush knots with garlic butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and coarse salt. Dig in—you deserve it!

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