Italian Garlic Knots Recipe

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Garlic Knots are perfect for any Italian Pasta Meal or as an Appetizer! They are bread dough, tied into knots and brushed with an olive oil and garlic coating. These are addicting I must warn you! Dipped in marinara sauce a bonus treat!

                                                              (older photo)

As an appetizer or with dinner, we just can eat these anytime, anywhere.  We love the lightness of the dough and the flavors of the oil and seasoning that coats these. Sure to be a favorite hit in your home! Easy to do these. Just buy bread dough or make your own with my recipe.

Make two or three batches They will disappear quickly!

One batch of my homemade Pizza Dough (pre- made fresh bread dough purchased from the local grocery or bakery). Frozen bread dough makes a soft crust and not crispy I don't recommend that dough.


 Roll around the size of a golf ball piece of dough into a long rope with floured fingers, tie in a knot.
Let rest around 1/2 hour before baking.
 The longer they rise the bigger they get and lighter the dough.
 You will need to work with these to see how you like them.
 I like them firm. Bake at 400 degree hot oven and baked until browned and cooked for around 35 minutes.

 Italian Garlic Knots(Italian Garlic Dough Coated Recipe)

 1 lb dough homemade or store bought 

Seasoning : 2 teaspoons minced garlic
 1/2 teaspoon each oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, parsley
 1 teaspoon garlic powder per 1 pound of garlic knots,
 sprinkle last
 Optional for a little heat : 1/4 teaspoon, cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes ( optional for those that like spicer)
 1/4 cup romano/parmesan cheese or more to taste
 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil or butter

 Mix everything in a large bowl (except garlic powder), or plastic bag, stir or shake hot dough knots.. to coat evenly, sprinkle with garlic powder and more grating cheese. Add more olive oil if too dry. Bake in preheated above and follow steps above directions. For an option dip in your favorite marinara sauce!


  1. We love you Aunt Claudia!!! We miss you too very much, Thank you for posting the Garlic Knots recipe. We can't wait to have you here visiting with us or have us down there visiting with you. Love Alicia and Ryan

  2. How brilliant! I have this extra pizza dough I was wondering what to do with!

  3. Brilliant! I had this extra pizza dough and was wondering what to do with it....

  4. sounds yummy and very simple. thanks for the post ^^

  5. oh i love garlic knots and your look so wonderful and tasty! it looks like a easy recipe which is also great! thanks for sharing. i plan to save this in my favorites. :)

  6. Sounds delicious. I suggest using fresh garlic for a true garlic flavor!

  7. Claudia I thought these were roasted potatoes when I saw the picture! Brilliant idea!

  8. I make bread a couple times a week in the colder months so I'm always looking for variations. This sounds fun, simple and delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Great way to use pizza dough, simple yet flavorful and tasty bites!

  10. Thank you so much replying to my request and sending me your blot post on Garlic Knots. The photo of your garlic knots looks exactly like what we had at the Italian restaurant the other night. I can't wait to make these.


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