Homemade Garlic Knots are buttery, garlicky and fluffy little bites of heaven. The dough is so easy and this will take you no time at all to prep for Sunday Supper. Making bread on Sunday is one of my favorite pastimes, especially when it involves a big bowl of spaghetti too.
These garlic knots of ridiculously addicting, you can’t just eat one and if you can then you need to teach me your ways. The key to addictive garlic knots is brushing them with the garlic butter before AND after baking. The garlic butter will roast into the garlic knots as they bake, making for richer deeper garlic flavor. Brushing them after baking is just an added bonus of butter. I think all bread freshly baked could use more butter.
Serve these fluffy knots on the side with a big bowl of spaghetti and red sauce. These are equally as delicious just served with marinara sauce. Sprinkle with a little parmesan and enjoy every single bite. Just make sure you have help eating them or else you’ll be like me just standing in your kitchen eating them straight from the pan.
I like brushing the knots with garlic butter before and after baking. The garlic gets all roasty and delicious.
Homemade Garlic Knots
So delicious and easier to make than you might think. Serve along side some spaghetti or serve with marinara sauce.
- 1 1/2 cups Warm Water
- 2 teaspoons Honey
- 1 envelope Rapid Active Dry Yeast
- 2 tablespoons Melted Butter
- 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
- 3 1/2 cups Flour, more for dusting
- For the Garlic Butter
- 1 stick Unsalted Butter
- 6 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
- 1/2 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
- Step 1 In your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook combine the warm water, honey, and yeast. Allow yeast to bloom for about 15 minutes until it looks foamy. With your stand mixer running on low add melted butter, kosher salt and begin adding the flour one cup at a time. Slowly increase mixer speed while adding flour and beat until the dough forms a ball around the hook. Allow the mixer to run for 8-10 minutes, I like making my mixer do the bulk of the kneading work. Scrape dough out onto a floured surface and knead dough into a smooth ball. Grease a large bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and place dough in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm area to rise for 30 minutes. Punch dough down after 30 minutes, recover and allow to rise a second time for another 30 minutes.
- Step 2 Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 4 equal pieces. Place each round of dough onto a piece plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes. Dust the top of each dough pieces with flour and roll each piece into an even rectangle, slice each rectangle into 4 equal slices. You should have 16 pieces of dough. Roll out each slice into a long rope then tie it into a knot. Place the knots on the prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and set aside for 30 minutes. The knots will rise a little more during this time.
- Step 3 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Step 4 While the oven preheats and your knots are rising make the garlic butter. In a small saucepan heat the butter, garlic, and garlic salt over medium low heat. Stir until butter is melted, bubbly, and garlic is fragrant. Brush the garlic knots with garlic butter and bake for 12-15 minutes, until knots are golden brown.
- Step 5 Add the fresh parsley to the butter mixture and brush on more butter to serve. Enjoy!
Savor and Enjoy!
16 thoughts on “Homemade Garlic Knots”
I have one question. 20 minutes at 450 seems too long for these knots. Mine came out a little over done. Is this correct?
Hi Jamie, I think it all depends on your oven. Make time adjustments as needed, if you see them getting too brown them pull them earlier.
These turned out awesome, but the timing is waaaay off. They rise for almost 2 hours total. I should’ve read the recipe instead of trusting the time on the top. From start to finish these take closer to 3 hours
Thanks Nick! I’ve adjusted the time accordingly based on your estimate. Cheers!
Super disappointed with this recipe. I’ve just started baking yeasted rolls but I’ve had great success with other recipes. These camemout of my oven completely burnt! I spent time with the proofing but the baking directions are not correct.
Oh no! I’m so sorry Ashley, I too, have remade these and found the time was not correct. I’ve edited the recipe to reflect the correct baking time.
I baked mine for 20 min at 450° and they came out very burnt. I think checking them at 10 minutes would be a good idea, and they’d probably be done around 15 min.
Hi Kayla, The recipe has been adjusted for temperature and time. Thanks!
These turned out awesome
Thanks Sara! Enjoy!
Can I mix the dough by hand? My current mixer does not have dough hooks for bread making.
Absolutely, you can mix by hand!
This recipe is AMAZING. Wonderful garlic flavor and the perfect texture. Can’t wait to make them again!
Thanks Lindsey for the feedback! So glad you enjoyed them! Cheers!