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Horizontal image of a small mound of garlic knots in a paper-lined bowl next to a white bowl with marinara sauce.

Easiest Ever Garlic Knots

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 knots 1x


These easy, foolproof garlic knots are prepared with store bought pizza dough. Just shape, brush with garlic oil, and bake until they’re golden.


  • Cooking oil spray (optional)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz homemade or refrigerated premade pizza dough
  • 1 tsp coarse kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven according to pizza dough package directions. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking oil spray, or line with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Heat olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently for about 1 to 2 minutes, until lightly golden and fragrant. Don’t let the garlic burn. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Roll the pizza dough out flat into a rectangle that is 15 by 2 inches, and approximately 1/2 inch thick. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 10 strips approximately 1 ½ to 2 inches wide.
  4. Gently roll each strip into a log that is 8 inches long. Tie each strip into a loose knot. Tuck the ends underneath.
  5. Place on prepared baking sheet, with a little space in between each. Brush each knot evenly with the garlic oil. Sprinkle each with kosher salt. Save any extra flavored oil for serving.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner Rolls
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods

Keywords: garlic, knots, dinner rolls, pizza dough