These easy garlic knots are smothered in butter, garlic, herbs and parmesan and are baked to golden brown perfection. A quick side dish for any meal!

If you’ve got a can of pizza dough, you can make these garlic rolls that taste like they came from a restaurant. Serve them with a side of marinara for dipping and watch the compliments roll in!

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These easy garlic knots are smothered in butter, garlic, herbs and parmesan and are baked to golden brown perfection. A quick side dish for any meal!

When I go to my favorite local pizzeria, I always have to order a serving of garlic knots. Who can resist those buttery little balls of dough, especially with a dipping sauce on the side? Luckily, these garlic knots are SUPER easy to make at home. They’re the perfect side dish to any Italian meal.

How to make garlic knots

The first step to making garlic knots is to grab a can of pizza dough. It saves so much time compared to trying to make the dough yourself.

Breadstick dough is the key to making garlic knots that are ready in minutes.

You’re going to want to slice the pizza dough into strips and place the strips flat on a pan. Tie each one into a knot, tucking the ends of the knot underneath as you go.

Tie breadstick dough into knots to make these easy garlic rolls.

After you’ve got your knots ready to go, you’re going to brush them with a mixture of butter, garlic, herbs and parmesan cheese. Reserve half of your butter mixture so that you can give your garlic rolls a second coating of flavor when they come out of the oven!

Brush the dough with garlic butter and add herbs and parmesan for extra flavor in these garlic knots.

After a quick trip through the oven, you’ve got garlic knot perfection. Add that extra butter, then serve the rolls up hot with a side of marinara for dipping.

Dip your garlic rolls into marinara sauce for a delicious finishing touch.

I always keep a can of pizza dough in the fridge for when a garlic knot craving strikes. These little guys even make a great party appetizer!

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Garlic Knots with Parmesan

AuthorSara Welch
These easy garlic knots are smothered in butter, garlic, herbs and parmesan and are baked to golden brown perfection. A quick side dish for any meal!
These easy garlic knots are smothered in butter, garlic, herbs and parmesan and are baked to golden brown perfection. An easy side dish for any meal!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Serves 12


  • 1 13 ounce can pizza dough found in the refrigerated section
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley can also use 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Open the lay the dough flat. Slice the dough into 12 equal sized strips. Tie each strip into a knot shape, tucking the ends underneath each roll.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic powder, oregano, parsley and parmesan cheese. Reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter mixture for later use.
  • Brush the remaining butter mixture over the rolls. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with reserved butter mixture, then serve.


1. You can use biscuit dough instead of pizza dough if you prefer.
2. If you're a big garlic fan, you can increase the amount of garlic powder to 3/4 teaspoon or substitute 1 teaspoon of fresh minced garlic.
3. I like to serve my garlic knots with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 313mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 15mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I tried these out in my Ninja Foodi. I used bake at 400°F
    and kept a close eye. Cooking about 2-2.5 minutes and flipping for 2 more minutes seemed perfect. Thank you for the recipe. Very delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    I picked this recipe because it used pizza dough instead of biscuit rolls and the recipe seemed simple. I was SHOCKED at how amazing these garlic knots turned out! My husband ate 4 back to back! We both said it was the pizza dough versus the typical biscuit rolls (and the amazing butter garlic Italian topping) that made them so delicious. Great recipe!! Now my official go-to for garlic knots!

  3. 5 stars
    These were so very easy to make and they were delicious. I made them. Recently when she friends came over for dinner. They disappeared fast!! Everyone loved them!

  4. What is a good marinara sauce? I don’t care for the jarred brands I’ve found at the store. I do like the one from Little Caesar’s Pizza, but do not have one near me. What do YOU use ?

  5. My mom would roll the breadstick in butter then a cinnamon sugar combo. Tie the knot and bake. They were heavenly. You could add a glaze when baked. Now I’m going to have to buy some garlic sticks.

  6. OMG…I want these knots…like right now!! this is heaven on a plate, I love this recipe you created, I gotta try these, my family will love them, thank you for the recipe 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Those look soooooo good. I’ve never made the knots homemade, can’t wait to try it! Thank you for the great recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    My kids love these and it would be nice to make it at home as an after school snack or as an extra side during lunch or dinner! It’s also not difficult to make so I can easily prepare this for them!

  9. 5 stars
    Always the perfect side to any meal. I usually make mine from scratch but when pressed for time, I grab pre-packaged breadsticks dough. Your photos are so good I am not letting the day pass without making garlic knots!

  10. This is a dangerous combination for me. I am a garlic, butter, and bread nut. Twist it up in a cute little knot… irresistible!

  11. 5 stars
    Our family loves garlic knots! Ok, I LOVE garlic knots! I think these with lasagna should be on the menu soon!

  12. 5 stars
    Those look so good. I make homemade garlic bread all the time, but I like the extra fancy that’s added when you knot it up like that. Swanky!

  13. 5 stars
    Those knots are a great side to any dinner. It is good to know you can make such a delicious knot without having to make the dough. I will try to recreate this on my own soon.