Simple Garlic Knots

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Simple Garlic Knots are a delicious side dish to a Sunday dinner. Perfect for large gatherings or a quick late night snack, these buttery rolls will disappear quickly!
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Know what that means? At my appointment yesterday my doctor said, “feel free to have a baby any time now”.

My feet look like sausages, I waddle, my belly makes an appearance before the rest of me, I can’t really breathe. I’m done being pregnant. I’m not necessarily ready to have a baby, but I am definitely done being pregnant.

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These Simple Garlic Knots are a delicious side dish to a Sunday dinner. Perfect for large gatherings or a quick late night snack, these buttery rolls will disappear quickly!

Simple Garlic Knots

This past weekend I got in a cooking/baking mood, which hasn’t happened much lately. I made these amazing garlic knots to go with Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo. I almost halved the recipe but I’m so glad I didn’t. The knots are small so I didn’t feel bad about eating six of them.

Well, not too bad. To be fair, the baby had like four of those six.

These knots do require two rises, but it goes quick and it is totally worth it. There’s not much labor involved, just a little waiting. You’ll be so happy you made them.

I think I’m going to try them with some marinated garlic next time! 

These Simple Garlic Knots are a delicious side dish to a Sunday dinner. Perfect for large gatherings or a quick late night snack, these buttery rolls will disappear quickly!
Instagram pic before the second rise.




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Simple Garlic Knots - homemade, buttery hot garlic knots | Persnickety Plates

Simple Garlic Knots

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
Simple Garlic Knots - homemade, buttery hot garlic knots
4.58 from 7 votes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 16 knots
Calories 105 kcal


For the Knots

  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons 1 packet instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup warm water

For the Garlic Butter

  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley


  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, quickly stir together the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar.
  • Add in the olive oil and water and beat until the dough starts to come together.
  • Swap out the paddle attachment for the dough hook and let the mixture knead for at least 5 minutes until a soft dough forms. Use your hands to form the dough into a ball. (I sprinkled in a little bit more flour (less than a teaspoon) so the dough was easier to handle)
  • Lightly coat a large bowl with olive oil and add in the dough ball. Roll the ball around so it is lightly coated with olive oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise in a warm place until it doubles in size. Mine took about a half an hour. (While the dough is kneading, I turned the oven to 200 degrees. Once it hit 200, I turned the oven off then let the dough rise in the warm oven, with the door open)
  • Lightly flour a large cutting board (or any clean surface) and add the risen dough. I used a rolling pin to roll the dough out to a large rectangle, about 1/2″ thick.
  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cut the dough into 16 strips. Roll each strip into a rope, then tie each rope into a knot. Place each knot onto the prepared baking sheet, about 1″ apart. Repeat until you’re done with all 16.
  • Cover the knots with plastic wrap and allow to rise again in a warm place, until puffed and about double in size. Again, this took about a half hour for me.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bake the knots for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven.
  • While the knots are baking, add the butter, minced garlic, and parsley to a small saucepan and melt over medium heat.
  • Once the knots are done baking, immediately brush them with the garlic butter.
  • Let the butter sink in and then have at them. The very few that I had leftover warmed up very nicely the next day, too.


Slightly adapted from A Kitchen Addiction


Serving: 1gCalories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 173mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 89IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Karen says

    These look so good! My best friend made a very similar recipe for me a while back except she brushed them with olive oil instead of butter and I just thought to myself “Why isn’t this butter.” So yeah, good call 🙂

  2. Natalya says

    5 stars
    Just made these – and they were fantastic! My kids kept wanting to grab them while they were hot! I made them to go with a soup – and half of them were gone before the soup finished.

    Adding this to my recipes and pinning it too!

  3. Mary Solstad says

    These were sooooo amazingly good. We’d planned on eating them with spaghetti but as soon as they were done my husband and I took them out to the front porch with glasses of wine and proceeded to eat every single one of these delectable morsels!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Wine + garlic knots sounds absolutely perfect!! Thanks for sharing =)

  4. Amber says

    Can these be frozen after they are baked?? They are delicious by the way!!!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Thanks! I haven’t tried it, but I think you can freeze them after they’re baked. They should keep for about a month frozen. Just take them out the night before you want to use them to thaw, I think 🙂

    • Amber says

      Great!!! Thanks!! If I didn’t bake them first, I could freeze the dough right?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Yep – it’ll take a lil more planning, but it’ll work out even better that way 🙂

  5. Heather says

    What can I use if I cannot find instant yeast?
    Can I use just regular packet of star brand active dry yeast? Please let me know by e-mailing me at midnight0675@frontier.com

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi Heather –
      Yes, they can be used interchangeably, but active dry yeast has to be dissolved in water before you use it. Instant yeast can go straight into the dough. Hope that helps!

  6. Stephanie says

    Hi. Normally you activate the yeast with water and sugar before adding dry ingredients. Are the directions correct? Just much all together?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi 🙂 yes, I used instant yeast in this one so it can all go in at once.

  7. Stefi says

    Hi there! I’m so excited to make these but it seems the dough has come out a little dry. Is this the usual case?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi, no it’s not usually dry. Let me know how they turn out!

  8. Zoe says

    What can I use if I don’t have any fresh minced garlic on hand? Can I use dried minced garlic or garlic powder?

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