Easy Homemade Garlic Knots

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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!

Easy homemade garlic knots on a white plate with a bowl of marinara sauce in the center of the plate.

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


A basket of garlic knots.

Easy Homemade Garlic Knots

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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!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 8 Servings


Easy Homemade Garlic Knots

  • cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 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


  • Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
  • 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!
  • On a floured surface, roll your dough out about ½ 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.
  • Roll the strips in your hands to look like ropes and then tie in knots.
  • Place the knots on a greased baking sheet and allow them to rise for another 10 minutes.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.
  • 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!


Serves: 8

Calories324kcal (16%)Carbohydrates47g (16%)Protein7g (14%)Fat12g (18%)Saturated Fat7g (35%)Cholesterol31mg (10%)Sodium297mg (12%)Potassium88mg (3%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar4g (4%)Vitamin A355IU (7%)Calcium13mg (1%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine American, Italian American
Keyword garlic bread, garlic knots
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  1. 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!

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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. 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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

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