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Garlic knots with pizza dough

make these garlic knots from pizza dough - they are so easy! You won't be able to stop at oneWho doesn’t love garlic bread? I know I do! These little garlic knots are so easy to make, and are perfect for nights where a large dinner salad is the main dish.

I made these with leftover pizza dough, straight outta the bag:

This was my pizza dough, complete with wrinkles from being in the plastic bag

Take the dough out of the bag, and roll it out in a square (about 1/4 inch thickness) and then cut like so:

Cut again, so that you have 16 total pieces:

Now take each piece, and roll them up as you would roll a croissant, starting from the wide end. After they are all rolled, they will look like so:

Rolled garlic knots ready for risingI can’t remember if the photo above was taken before or after rising but you should allow the knots to rise for about 1 or 2 hours (depending on temperature of your kitchen) and then bake them.

After baking, toss them in a bowl with olive oil, parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and dried basil

Use pizza dough to make these garlic knots that are loaded with garlic,

📖 Recipe

Use pizza dough to make these garlic knots that are loaded with garlic,

Garlic knots

makes 16 garlic knots from pizza dough. 
5 from 2 votes
Author: Marie
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 218 kcal


  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Dried basil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Grated parmesan
  • 1 pound pizza dough


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
    Use pizza dough to make these garlic knots that are loaded with garlic,
  • Remove pizza dough from refrigerator and let warm up to room temperature for easier handling
  • Roll out dough into a square (doesn't matter what size but it should be about 1/4 inch thick)
  • Cut the square into 16 pieces (see blog post) (I used a pizza cutter)
  • Roll each piece of the 16 pieces up, as if you were making a croissant
  • Place on a baking sheet or pizza pan, and let rise for an hour or two, depending on kitchen temperature (less during summer, more during the winter) 
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned
  • Remove from oven, and when cool enough to handle, place knots into a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, parmesan cheese, basil, and garlic (all to taste).
  • Toss the knots around in the bowl, until the knots are all coated with the topping and serve warm. 


Topping amounts are estimates - I don't measure; adapt to your tastes (if you like garlic, use more, etc)


Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 466mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
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