Quick DIY Garlic Knots Recipe: For Unannounced House Guests!

Leonardo Olive Oil October 20, 2015 Cooking with Olive Oil 2097 Views

Initially, Garlic Knots were made from leftover pizza dough, making them just as delish as what the original dough was meant for! These days though, a basket of garlic knots has taken on a different, but equally scrumptious form as an appetizer!

Here’s an easy and super quick recipe for these little bits of crusty-on-the-outside-and-light-but-chewy-on-the-inside pieces of garlicky heaven that’s especially handy for when your friends or family come a-knocking without notice.

Quantity: 4 dozen Garlic Knots
Serves: Hungry House Guests


2 large baking sheets
2 pounds of store-bought pizza dough (thawed to room temperature)
Some all-purpose flour
1 tbs olive oil (a little extra for spreading on baking sheets)
1 tbs garlic paste
1 tbs finely chopped parsley
Some grated cheese (optional)
Salt to taste


  • Pre-heat the oven to 175°C (about 350°F).
  • Lightly spread some olive oil on 2 large baking sheets.
  • Split the dough in half and cover one half with a clean cloth.
  • On a flat and lightly floured surface, roll the other half into a 10 inch square with a rolling pin that’s also slightly floured.
  • Cut out the square in half with a knife and then carve out each half into strips (about 2 inch thick) crosswise. Cover them with another clean cloth.
  • Do the same with the other half of the dough.
  • Tie each strip into a knot and place them an inch apart on the baking sheets.
  • If the dough feels sticky, sprinkle with some flour.
  • Bake till the knots are golden brown (about 20-25 minutes), switching the position of the sheets halfway through.
  • While the knots are baking, mix the garlic paste and salt and stir it with the olive oil in a large bowl.
  • As soon as the knots are baked, toss them into the bowl and sprinkle them with parsley and cheese.
  • Serve them warm!

You can serve garlic knots with whatever dips you have lying around or none at all so don’t fret about that either. The next time you don’t have time to prep for a feast, just whip up these treats and Bon appetite!