One thing I love about those little Italian -hole in the wall- pizza places are how good their garlic knots usually are. You know the ones, quiet little restaurants, often in a strip mall, with the little cheap red candle holders on the tables and white paper table cloths. Garlic knots served hot and dripping with buttery garlic. Y.U.M.
So, I am pretty much not the kind of person who makes their own bread and fools around with yeast to make things. It isn’t like I am scared of using yeast to make my own breads…well, maybe a little bit. I don’t know why, it’s weird. BUT, I love garlic knots.
So, two weeks ago I was perusing the fresh baked section of my local grocery store, I saw a little bag of pre-made Italian pizza dough. Immediately I thought to myself, “Self, you need to use this to make some garlic knots!” Of course! Why didn’t I think of that before now?
I was making my Bow-tie Bolognese that night for dinner, so I knew that these would go perfect with it. This is such an easy way to make these and they are really, really good!
Easy Garlic Knots
- 1 pound bag of pre-made Italian pizza dough
- 1/2 stick of real butter
- 2 -3 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
You can find the pizza dough like this in the refrigerated section of the bakery.
Take it out of the refrigerator about an hour before your going to use it and let it sit. Remove it from the bag and punch it down on a lightly floured surface. I was able to cut this into 9 equal pieces. The ninth and missing piece was in the hands of my daughter who brought in her little stool to reach the counter and “help” me cook dinner!
The I put a small amount of flour on my hands and rolled out each piece into a log shape.
Then just hold up each end, tie it in a knot and place it on a baking sheet/pan.
Your going to bake these in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15-18 minutes. I left mine in for about 16 minutes and they were just a little doughy in the middle, just the way I like them.
While these are baking melt your butter and add it into a medium sized bowl. Add in the garlic and the chopped parsley and stir it until well combined. Once the knots are done, immediately add a few at a time into the butter mix and flip them over until all sides have been fully coated.
Place on a plate or platter to serve and enjoy!
MMMMMM! I just got a recipe from a friend for a cheesy potato soup today and I wanted to try it tonight. I was debating what to make with it and BAM! this hits my email! Perfect!! THANKS!!!
Your so welcome! Your going to love them!
Oooooooh, yes! I love garlicky dough balls, so these are just a REALLY good looking version of those. How lovely.
Why, thank you! I am totally addicted to them!