Easy Garlic Knots

Easy Garlic Knots are easy to make and the perfect side for any meal! They are soft and covered in a delicious Garlic Parmesan Basil Butter!

We love breadsticks and we love garlic knots at our house. I use my fast and easy breadsticks recipe for the dough, and then I tie them into garlic knots. You will love them and they are so easy! They are the perfect side dish or bread for soups, stews, pizza or pasta!

Making them could not be an easier- just mix in the warm water, sugar and yeast. Let the mixture become bubble and add in the rest of the ingredients! Let the dough rise until doubled in size.

yeast is proofing in mixing bowl, foamy and bubbly with sugar and warm water
Dough with perfect amount of flour, ready to raise

Next, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a large rectangle about 12 inches by 8 inches, not to thin, not too thick about 1/4 inch thick (the measurements are just an estimate).

Then cut into strips and roll into knots! Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper (or greased). Cover the knots with a clean kitchen towel and let raise until doubled in size.

In to the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown!

While your garlic knots are baking, make your Garlic Parmesan Basil Butter to it is ready to brush on the warm knots!

Garlic-Basil Parmesan Butter Spread

After baking brush the perfect butter on them and enjoy!

Easy Garlic Knots

Our favorite thing to eat with these Garlic Knots is my Creamy Alfredo for a delicious pasta dish! Easy Garlic Knots are easy to make and the perfect side for any meal!

Also try my Chicken Bacon Alfredo Bake, my Slow Cooker Penne Pasta, my Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce or my Creamy Chicken Bacon Pasta.

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For some other yummy yeast dough recipes, try my NO FAIL Dinner Rolls, my Easy Breadsticks!

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Easy Garlic Knots

These Garlic Knots are delicious! Perfect to eat with soups, stews, pasta or pizza!
Makes about 24 knots- depending on how big you make them!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Raising Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breads


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 – 4 cups all purpose flour

Garlic Parmesan Basil Butter Spread

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (one stick)
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (bottled is great and what I prefer)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder



  • Mix all of the ingredients together, until well blended.


  • In a mixing bowl, add the warm water, sugar and yeast.  Wait for the mixture to get foamy, about 5 minutes
  • Add in the salt, and 2 cups of flour.  Mix with the dough hook,  adding in a little flour at a time until the dough starts to pull away from the side of the bowl and is slightly sticky.  Let the mixer knead the dough for about 3-5 minutes until soft and smooth. 
    If you are mixing it by hand, keep adding the flour until its slightly sticky but not sticking to the bowl too much.  Knead for about 5 minutes until the dough is soft and smoot
  • Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for about 45 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • While the dough is rising, line a half sheet pan/jelly roll pan with parchment paper, a baking mat or grease your pan.   Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, on a lightly floured surface roll out your dough into a rectangle, about 8×12 in size, or 1/4 inch thick.   Cut the rectangle into 12 equal strips, width wide (short way) and then cut it across lengthwise, so the long strips are now cut in half, giving you 24 smaller strips.
  • Take each smaller strip and tie it in a knot. Line up the knots on your sheet pan.  Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise again until they are doubled in size.
  • When they have doubled in size, place them in your oven and let them bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on top. 
  • After they have baked and are taken out of the oven, brush them right away with the Garlic Parmesan Basil Butter spread.


Depending on how big you want your knots, you can make more than 24, just cut your strips into smaller pieces.
If you do not want to make the Garlic Parmesan Basil Butter Spread, simply brush them with butter once they are taken out of the oven, sprinkle some garlic salt and garlic powder on them and then sprinkle some parmesan cheese on them.
The Garlic Knots can be kept in a zip top bag for 4 days, and can be reheated for a few seconds in the microwave to soften them.  Just wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave them for about 15 seconds or until soft.
The Garlic Knots can be frozen after baking.  Make sure they are completely cooled, then line them up on a small baking sheet or plate and place them in your freezer for about an hour so they start to freeze. Then place them in a zip top bag and back into the freezer for up to 3 months.  Freezing for an hour before putting them in a zip top bag helps them not stick together.  If you freeze them when they are fresh baked and soft, they will stick together and won’t look as pretty when you take them back out to bake them! (If pretty garlic knots are a requirement!) Just take them out of the freezer a few hours before you are wanting to serve them so they are thawed, and pop them into a 350 degree oven on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Let them bake for about 10 minutes, or until heated through and done to your liking.
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  1. Made these with ranch chicken yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Ann! I am so glad you tried them and liked them!!! They are so easy and yummy and with the Ranch Chicken that sounds like a tasty meal! Thanks for stopping by the blog and the sweet comment! ❤️😘

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