Garlic knots

makes 16 garlic knots from pizza dough. 

Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees

  2. Remove pizza dough from refrigerator and let warm up to room temperature for easier handling

  3. Roll out dough into a square (doesn't matter what size but it should be about 1/4 inch thick)

  4. Cut the square into 16 pieces (see blog post) (I used a pizza cutter)

  5. Roll each piece of the 16 pieces up, as if you were making a croissant

  6. 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) 

  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned

  8. 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).

  9. Toss the knots around in the bowl, until the knots are all coated with the topping and serve warm. 

Recipe Notes

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