This recipe will show you how to make the most crave-worthy homemade garlic knots. The garlic knots are 100% addictive and they can be paired with a variety of pasta dishes, namely lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs.
How to Make Homemade Garlic Knots
It will take a bit of time and prep work to get these homemade garlic knots ready to go, but you’ll see that pay-off is absolutely worth it once you take your very first bite:
- Prepare the yeast. Use the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook to combine the warm water, instant yeast and granulated sugar.
- Let stand. Allow the yeast mixture to stand for 5 minutes.
- Prepare the flour mixture. Add the garlic powder, all-purpose flour and salt to another bowl and mix to combine.
- Add the oil. Add the extra virgin olive oil to the bowl of the stand mixer.
- Add the flour mixture. With the mixer still running, slowly add in the prepared flour mixture.
- Beat. Beat on low speed for 5 minutes.
- Prepare a bowl. Lightly grease a large bowl with extra olive oil.
- Let the dough rise. Transfer the dough into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Leave the dough to rise in a warm place for one hour (or until it has doubled in size).
- Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 450℉.
- Prepare the baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prepare the knots. Punch the dough and then transfer onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into a 16×5 large loaf and then cut into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece out into an 8-inch long rope and then tie each rope into a knot.
- Let the knots rise. Transfer the knots onto the prepared baking sheet and let rise for 30 minutes.
- Prepare the garlic butter. Add the melted butter, minced garlic cloves and chopped parsley to a small bowl and mix to combine.
- Brush the knots. Brush the knots with half of the garlic butter.
- Bake. Bake the garlic knots in the preheated oven for 20 to 23 minutes (or until golden).
- Brush the knots (again). Brush the garlic knots with the remaining half of the garlic butter.
- (Optional) Garnish. Sprinkle the garlic knots with grated Parmesan cheese if using.
- Serve. Serve warm.
What are Garlic Knots?
Garlic knots were popularized in Brooklyn, New York pizzerias way back in the 1940s. The knots are a type of garlic bread that are either dipped or brushed with a mix of garlic butter and Parmesan cheese; variations typically can include herbs like parsley or oregano.
How to Store Leftover Garlic Knots
While you can keep your leftover garlic knots stored in the fridge, I would actually recommend keeping them at room temperature instead.
Keeping garlic knots in the fridge can cause them to dry out quickly; it’s better to store them in an airtight container and keep them stored at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can also freeze the knots for up to 3 months.
What to Serve with Garlic Knots
Here are some yummy suggestions that you can pair with these homemade garlic knots:
- Soups (especially tomato soup)
- Stews (meat or veggie based)
- Spaghetti and meatballs
(Also try: 10-Minute Garlic Bread)Print
Homemade Garlic Knots
- Prep Time: 2 hours
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
- Yield: 16 1x
- 1 1/3 cups warm water
- 2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting
For the topping:
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 tbsp chopped parsley
- salt to taste
- grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- In a bowl of stand mixer fitted with a dough hook combine the water, yeast and sugar.
- Let stand for 5 minutes.
- In another bowl combine the flour, garlic powder and salt.
- Add the olive oil to the bowl of stand mixer.
- While the mixer is running, add the flour mixture slowly.
- Beat on low speed for 5 minutes.
- Lightly grease a large bowl with extra olive oil.
- Transfer the dough into the bowl.
- Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Punch the dough.
- Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
- Shape the dough into 16×5 inch large loaf.
- Cut the log into 16 equal pieces.
- Roll each piece into 8 inch long rope.
- Tie each rope into a knot.
- Transfer the knots on the prepared baking sheet.
- Let rise for 30 minutes.
- In a small bowl combine the butter, garlic and parsley.
- Brush the knots with half of garlic butter.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-23 minutes or until golden.
- Remove from the oven and brush the knots with remaining garlic butter.
- Sprinkle with grated Parmesan (if using) and serve warm.