Garlic knots garnished with grated cheese and chopped parsley.

Garlic Knots Recipe

No need to brush butter with raw garlic on these pizza knots. This unique Garlic Knots Recipe infuses maximum flavor by using another method. Intrigued?
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword garlic bread, garlic knots, pizza knots
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 97kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • ½ pizza dough 250-275 grams of pizza dough;
    I use my mom's recipe.
  • 2 tablespoons parsley Italian flat leaf
  • 2 tablespoons garlic chopped, 3-4 cloves
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese or Pecorino Romano Cheese to garnish
  • extra chopped parsley to garnish
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried, to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400 °F (200 °C). Place the oven rack in the middle of the oven. 
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine the chopped parsley, garlic and salt on the wooden board. Use the knife to chop these ingredients together.
  • With lightly oiled fingertips, roll each quarter of pizza dough into a log. Then roll the pizza dough in about a teaspoon of the parsley-garlic mixture. Optional: can also roll in grated cheese, dried oregano or other spices.
  • Cut each log in half and simply form a knot (place one end over, under and through).
  • Place each garlic knot on parchment paper. Brush each knot with a little bit of olive oil. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before baking in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Once out of the oven, simply garnish with some freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese or Pecorino Romano Cheese, dried oregano and fresh chopped parsley, flat leaf of course! 
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


1 garlic knot = 1 serving
  • Prep time DOES NOT include proofing time for the pizza dough. Please plan accordingly.
  • Use Italian Flat-leaf Parsley, as this variety provides a wonderful pungent flavor to any dish.
  • Don't throw away the parsley stems, they contribute a wonderful flavor to soups and stocks.
How to tie a garlic knot? Form a log with the pizza dough. Then simply cross one end over to form a loop; then bring the end under and pass it through. 
What sauce goes with Garlic Knots? Dip these perfect little appetizers in this simple Classic Marinara Sauce. 
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg