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Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots are a bite-sized appetizer made with strips of pizza crust dough, folded in knots, and smothered in a garlic butter sauce.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic Knots
Servings 16 knots
Calories 110 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 1 can (11 ounces) refrigerated thin crust pizza dough
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • marinara sauce, garlic sauce, or ranch dressing, for dipping (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and prepare a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Remove dough from the tube and divide into 16 equal portions.

  3. Roll each portion into a 12-inch rope. Use cooking spray to help the dough come together.

  4. Tie the dough rope into a loose knot. (There should be an excess of about an inch on each side.) Tuck one end under and into the center of the knot, and tuck the other end over, into the center of the knot. Repeat with the remaining dough ropes.

  5. Place knots in a single layer on the baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until deep golden brown.

  7. Meanwhile, as the knots are baking, in a bowl, melt butter. Then, add garlic, parmesan, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

  8. When ready, add the cooked knots to the butter mixture and toss to evenly coat.

  9. Serve warm with optional dipping sauce.