Perfect Garlic Knots Recipe

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 6 knots 1x
  • Category Category: Appetizer
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American


This is the Perfect Garlic Knots Recipe! These garlic knots taste like take-out but way better! Impress your guests with this delicious 6 ingredient appetizer recipe.



  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced (approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • optional- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to 200°F. Once it reaches temperature turn the oven off and do not open the door.
  3. In a medium skillet over medium-low heat melt butter.
  4. Once the butter is melted add in the minced garlic. Cook the garlic until it’s lightly browned and remove from the heat immediately.
  5. Strain the butter from the garlic and set aside.
  6. In a small bowl combine the warm water, yeast and garlic pieces. Stir to dissolve the yeast.

Make dough:

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the dough attachment combine the salt and flour.
  2. Slowly pour in the yeast mixture and mix on medium speed for 6 minutes.
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl and form into a smooth ball.
  4. Place the dough into the prepared bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in the warm oven for 45 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Make the knots:

  1. When the dough is done, punch it down and roll it slightly on a lightly floured surface into a 6×12″ rectangle.
  2. Using a pizza cutter cut the dough into 6, 12″ strips.
  3. To form the knots take each strip of dough and tie it loosely as you would tie a shoe. See above photo. Loop the ends around the dough, tucking the dough under.
  4. Place each knot onto the prepared pan and cover again with the kitchen towel.
  5. Place the baking sheet back into the oven for 25-30 minutes until they’ve almost doubled in size again.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven, set aside and keep covered.
  7. Preheat the oven to 500°F.
  8. When the oven is preheated, uncover the knots and place in the oven for 5 minutes.
  9. While the knots are baking place the bowl with the reserved butter in the microwave for 10 seconds, or until melted.
  10. After 5 minutes remove from the oven and brush the knots with butter. Return the pan back to the oven and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and brush with the remaining butter. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

0.2 g
524.5 mg
12.7 g
33.6 g
6 g
32.3 mg

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