Homemade Garlic Knots

Lets start with a simple recipe.   This is one that is one of the kids favorites, its easy to make, and results in a really nice side for a pasta with meatballs or any other simply family Italian  dish.   I modified this recipe from The Recipe Critic.

Homemade Garlic Knots

Course Appetizer, Side
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 Knots



  • 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water Cold really doesn't work
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Yeast Or 1 Packet of Quick Yeast
  • 3 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt

Garlic Spread

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Minced Garlic I prefer the type you can keep in the Refrigerator, but fresh minced will work as well.
  • 1 tsp Parsley


  1. Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast. Mix this until smooth. I use a Kitchenaid with dough hook, but by hand will work. Cover and keep in a warm spot for 10-15 minutes to let it rise.
  3. On a floured surface, roll your dough out about 1/2 inch thick. I used a pizza cutter to cut the dough in half and then in strips (about 8-10 inches) for the garlic knots.
  4. Roll the strips in your hands to look like ropes and then tie in knots.
  5. Place the knots on a greased baking sheet and allow them to rise for another 10 minutes.
  6. While resting melt the butter and mix together garlic spread. Spread over the knots.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until they start to get lightly brown.
  8. When they come out brush again with garlic spread.
  9. Prepare to share immediately.

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