Most people have a healthy relationship with garlic, but what about pizza dough? While the amount of garlic used on pizza may vary from person to person, you can stop worrying and start trying to make garlic knots for your favorite pie.

You can make your own garlic knots, and they are so easy to make. They are healthier than store bought garlic knots, and much tastier than store bought garlic bread!

Pizza dough is one of the most versatile things you can have in your kitchen. You can make bread, pizza, and other types of dough. While bread dough is the most widely used, you can also make pizza dough.. Read more about cheesy garlic knots with pizza dough and let us know what you think.


When I lived in New York City, I took a lot of meals for granted. One of them is garlic knots, which we used to get for a buck anytime we bought pizza (another meal I miss terribly; San Francisco just doesn’t do it properly).

The garlic knots would be wrapped in tin foil, coated with garlic butter, and served with a side of fresh marinara sauce. The garlic knots were occasionally the real highlight of the menu, depending on the pizza restaurant.

If you want to serve these garlic knots with a saucy pasta dish, try my Pasta Alla Vodka, Shredded Beef Ragu with Pappardelle, or even my Pasta Bolognese.

a bowl of Pizza Dough Garlic Knots with a side of marinara sauce

Garlic Knots: How to Make Them

I used store-bought pizza crust for this recipe. Most grocery shops have fresh pizza dough, but my favorite is from Trader Joe’s. You should acquire the dough the day of or the day before you intend to make garlic knots since it is a yeaster dough.

Roll out the dough and cut it into strips to create the knots. Then, in the dough, make a knot. To prevent the dough from sticking, use a large quantity of flour while spreading it out and tying the knot.

a close up of a bowl of Pizza Dough Garlic Knots.

Garlic Knots: How to Season Them

Using salted butter, a little of garlic powder, and enough of fresh garlic, you can create a wonderful flavor. Yes, your breath stinks, but you’ll pretend it’s wonderful and use it to scare vampires away. Garlic is the key to all excellent NYC pizza, and underseasoned pizza (looking at you, San Francisco -_-) is a crime.

When I was taking culinary courses in NYC, I was astounded at how just adding extra salt and pepper could completely transform a meal. Unless you have a medical need to limit your salt consumption, liberally season your meal; you’ll thank me later.

After you’ve made the knots with the pizza dough, combine the butter, garlic powder, minced garlic, and parsley in a separate container. Just before baking, brush the knotted dough with the egg wash.

a single of Pizza Dough Garlic Knots in a bowl.

What foods go well with garlic knots?

  • Sauce marinara
  • Pizza
  • Spaghetti
  • Ziti in the Oven
  • Parmesan chicken
  • Milanese chicken

Pizza Dough Garlic Knots on a bowl and on a cutting board.

To prepare marinara sauce, follow these steps.

  • In a large saucepan, combine the canned tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
  • Bring to a low boil, then reduce to a low heat and cook for 45 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Take out the onion. With a wooden spoon, crush the tomatoes and garlic until you have the texture you want.
  • Season to taste with salt and other spices. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Required Ingredients

  • Pizza Dough (1 pound)
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley Chopped
  • Tomatoes, whole and peeled, 28 oz
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Peeled
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • 14 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
  • Season with salt to taste.



Pizza dough may be kept in the fridge for many days in an airtight container. If you’re purchasing store-bought dough, pay attention to the expiry date. If you make your own dough, you may keep it in the fridge for up to a week.

In the Freezer: Dough may be frozen for up to 2 months in an airtight container.


a bowl of Pizza Dough Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots in Pizza Dough


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Prepare these Pizza Dough Garlic Knots for game day, your next party, or simply a great snack for yourself.


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Time to Prepare: 20 minutes

45 minutes to prepare

1 hour and 5 minutes total time




Appetizer Course

American cuisine



6 servings

365 kcal (calories)




Baking Tray


Brush with Silicone




Spoon Made of Wood


Mixing Bowl, Small




StandardMetric in the United States



  • Pizza Dough (1 pound)
  • Melted 6 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Sauce marinara

  • Tomatoes, whole and peeled, 28 oz
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 14 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
  • Season with salt to taste.





  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  • On a floured board, roll out the pizza dough into a big square. Make 12 1-inch strips out of the dough. Tie strips into a knot and put knots on a baking sheet coated with parchment paper.

  • Combine butter, garlic powder, garlic, and parsley in a small mixing basin. Brush the dough until it is completely coated.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom.

Sauce marinara

  • In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, liquids, onion, olive oil, garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a low boil, then reduce to a low heat and cook for 45 minutes, stirring regularly.

  • Remove the onion and mash the tomatoes and garlic with a wooden spoon until you have the consistency you want. Season with salt to taste.



365 kilocalories 45g carbohydrate 8 g protein 19g fat 8g Saturated Fat 1 gram of trans fat 30 milligrams of cholesterol Sodium (mg): 840 mg 312 mg potassium 3 g of fiber 9 g sugar 648 IU Vitamin A 16 milligrams of vitamin C 60 mg calcium 4 mg iron




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Everyone knows that pizza dough is the cornerstone of successful home cooking. Without it, you won’t have the needed structure to hold your sauce and toppings together. But while you can get pizza dough at the store, you can also make it yourself. It is not hard to make, but rather time consuming, so you will want to make it on a regular basis.. Read more about garlic knots recipe pioneer woman and let us know what you think.