These made from scratch garlic knots are a wonderful addition to any table. Fluffy and light and brushed with garlic butter, this is one delicious recipe!
Homemade Garlic Knots Recipe
I can never say no to garlic bread, and these garlic knots hit all the right spots. Perfect to serve as a holiday side, or as an appetizer with your favorite dips, this is a must-try recipe!
Made from scratch, you are sure to impress with these beauties!
Be sure to try my Garlic Pull Apart Rolls and Homemade Garlic Bread too!
Why you’ll love this Easy Garlic Knots recipe:
- QUICK AND EASY: These are quick to prep and cook, you just need to have a bit of patience to allow the dough to rise.
- MAKE AHEAD: These knots have a fairly good shelf life and can be made days ahead of time, perfect if you are planning to serve them as part of a big feast.
- PERFECT FOR ANY OCCASION: These are a great addition to any celebration meal, in place of your usual dinner rolls, and they work great with your favorite Italian dishes too.
How to Make Garlic Knots from Scratch
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- Activate the yeast in sugar and water.
- Stir in oil, salt, and flour.
- Turn the dough out onto a surface and knead.
- Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rise.
- Cut the dough into pieces and tie into knots.
- Allow to rest.
- Once golden brown, brush with the garlic butter and allow to cool.
How long do they keep?
These garlic knots will keep well in an airtight container for up to 5 days. If you are making them ahead of time, don’t add the garlic butter, instead, brush these on before serving. If you like, you can warm the rolls before serving by placing in a warm oven for a few minutes.
Can you freeze them?
These knots freeze well, but again, if you plan on doing this, don’t add the garlic butter. They will keep frozen well for up to 3 months and can be thawed at room temperature before serving.
What do you serve them with?
These make a great addition to any holiday table, or enjoy them dipped into some marinara sauce for a tasty appetizer. Serve them up with all of these holiday faves:
- Knead the dough for at least 10 minutes. It should be tacky but not sticky.
- Allow two hours for the dough to rise.
- If making ahead of time, don’t add the garlic butter til you are ready to serve.
These easy garlic knots are such a delicious addition to any table. Full of flavor and made from scratch, they are perfectly light and fluffy.
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Hello! I just made these the other night and they are delicious! I just made another batch, but realized I have to leave before they are done resting for the 1 1/2 hours. Can I leave this out longer or should I refrigerate?
I would definitely refrigerate them or they will overproof!
Ah! I didn’t realize until they were already on the second rise that I didn’t read step 2 and, instead, went by the ingredient list underneath that told me to put all 5 tablespoons of oil…. gonna have to try this recipe again and read more carefully 😂
Oh, no! I’m so sorry this didn’t work out for you on the first try!
This looks delicious! I’ll be making these for a family holiday gathering but wanted to make them ahead. You mentioned I could freeze them. When reheating do I do so in the oven at same temp and brush with butter/garlic mixture after reheating or before? Thank you for your help!
Definitely if it looks needed!
Hi there. Although I am yet to make these beautiful garlic knots but yours look incredibly sweet 💖
I can’t wait for you to try it out!