how to make Garlic Knots


For the dough:

  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 envelope (2 and 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110°F/43°C)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the garlic butter:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.
  2. Add the olive oil and salt to the yeast mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Gradually add the flour to the wet ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  6. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Punch down the risen dough and divide it into small portions.
  8. Roll each portion into a rope about 8-10 inches long. Tie each rope into a knot and tuck the ends underneath.
  9. Place the knots on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them.
  10. Bake the garlic knots in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until they are lightly golden.
  11. While the knots are baking, prepare the garlic butter by combining the melted butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley (if using), and a pinch of salt in a small bowl.
  12. When the garlic knots are done baking, immediately brush them with the garlic butter mixture while they are still warm.
  13. Serve the warm and flavorful Garlic Knots as a delicious side to your favorite pasta dishes or enjoy them on their own as a savory snack.

These Garlic Knots are sure to be a hit with their soft and fluffy texture and aromatic garlic butter coating. Enjoy their irresistible flavor!