Easy Homemade Garlic Knots

This is seriously my go to recipe for easy and amazing dough.  It is the best!  It doesn’t take hours to raise and you still get that soft delicious homemade taste!  I use this recipe for pizza dough, bread twists, and now garlic knots.  They turned out fantastic.  I was tempted to use the picture with little fingers trying to grab them while they were being photographed.  They didn’t even make it to dinner this particular time that I made them, but they make an excellent side to any meal!

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Review:  I loved how these turned out!  They made a lot and the garlic and butter soread on the top was amazing!  These are definitely impressive and seem like they take a long time, but they don’t!  

Easy Homemade Garlic Knots


  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp Salt

Garlic spread:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive oil
1.  Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together.  Let that sit for 5 minutes.  
2. Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast.  Mix this until smooth and let it raise for 10 minutes.  I used my kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook and it was so easy and worked great!
3.  On a floured surface, roll your dough out about 1/2 inch thick.  I used a pizza cutter to cut the dough in half and then in strips (about 8-10 inches) for the garlic knots.  
4.  Roll the strips in your hands to look like ropes and then tie in knots.  
5.  Place the knots on a greased baking sheet and allow them to rise for another 10 minutes.
6.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.  
7.  While they are baking melt the butter and mix with garlic powder, parsley, and a drizzle of olive oil.  As soon as the garlic knots come out of the oven, brush the tops with the butter garlic mixture.  Enjoy!


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  1. I love garlic knots and your recipe looks so easy to make!

  2. OH YUM!!! Is it bad that I’m now craving garlic this early in the morning!? 😉

  3. Yummy! These look and sound fantastic, can’t wait to try 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  4. SO gorgeous! I’d eat the whole batch for sure!

  5. Oh yumm! I am definately pinning these to try 🙂

  6. I LOVE garlic knots! And this recipe looks nice and simple!

  7. Kristin Elieff says:

    I just made these and they were FABULOUS! And soooo easy! I made them for a dinner party tonight and I had to make three batches because my family ended up eating the first one and I don’t think two will be enough! lol

  8. Very easy but how many should I have gotten my first knots ever aren’t very pretty lol I got 16

  9. Love these knots! They are so quick and easy to make when I realize at the last minute that I need bread for a meal. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  10. Justbfinished following the recipe and they came our perfect…. My family enjoys Daddy kitchen day and I wanted to try something new and they worked… keep cooking. ..

  11. Made these tonight and they were amazing. I will be making them again in the near future.

  12. These were so easy and delicious!! Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!

  13. mindi carnes says:

    Easy print button?

  14. Hi, this looks delicious! Please could you let me know what type of flour you used?
    Thanks x

  15. Just made these and they are sooo easy and yummy!!! I added Parmesan cheese on top too!

  16. Rachel Y. says:

    These are AWESOME! They match any restaurant knots I’ve had. Lovely. My husband says they are some of his favorite food in the world. I double the dough and use one batch of butter, however. 🙂

  17. Hi! Love this recipe – am planning on making a bunch for a big dinner with family (15 people). How many does one recipe make on average? Thanks!

  18. I’ve been using this bread recipe for the past 8 months and just want to say that I’m so glad I found it. When you say ‘go to’, that is exactly what it is for me. My family always tells me how good it is and not to use any other bread recipe. 🙂
    I don’t usually leave comments on recipes but decided I should come back here and tell you just how much we love this recipe and I’m so happy that you shared it with us. Thank you!

    • Is this something that could be made previously and frozen? Anyone tried that? If so, after which raising time would you do that? Thanks!

  19. These are fabulous my family loves it when I make them. Definitely a keeper recipe

  20. Lexine Matheson says:

    How long does it take to make?

  21. I made these today. About 5 min before they were finished I brushed with the butter mixture and put them back in. Then 5 minutes later I took them out, brushed again with the butter mixture, and sprinkled with Italian cheese (mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan mix). Put in for about 1 more min to melt the cheese. We wanted some cheesy bread so that’s why I made those adjustments. The dough itself is a GREAT recipe. Prepared it exactly as you wrote it and it was wonderful. Thank you!

  22. These are delicious! I got about 14 knots, though some definitely could have been smaller. Not sure how many it was supposed to make. I think 6-8 inches long before tying worked better. I did add some oregano and parmesan to the butter mixture and upped the garlic. I love that the came together in under an hour!

  23. How many calories are these cause I’m kind of a health freak even though they taste amazing I just want to know

  24. I made these and they were so good! I didn’t make the whole batch though. I made half garlic knots and used the other half of the dough to make cinnamon rolls. So good!

  25. I want to make these but am confused as to whether I should use rapid rise yeast or just regular yeast. Help!

  26. Logan Collier says:

    These garlic knots were AMAZING! They were so easy and fun to make, I loved them!! After looking at other recipes I was expecting only a few garlic knots but I ended up getting around 20! I took a suggestion from the comments and added some Parmesan cheese and it was the perfect topping! I would defiantly do this recipe again! 5 stars from me!! GREAT RECIPE!

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