Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 07:10 pm
These 5 ingredient garlic knots are super easy to make, quick to bake, and disappear faster than you can make another batch!
Ever wonder how to make those perfect knots of dough that are covered in garlic and spices? For the restaurant style garlic knots you are craving right in your home…Read on my friend!
When I was younger, my parents owned and ran an Italian restaurant called Mama Leone’s. This is where my love of all things pasta came from. I ate my weight in pasta daily while working. I bussed tables, prepped food, and even waited on tables when I was a little older. Once they sold the business, my mom Kathy, continued to make the restaurant’s signature dishes for family dinners and when I came home from college, there was always Spaghetti Carbonara waiting for me! On one such occasion, while playing around with the traditional garlic bread recipe and only having some breadstick dough in the fridge, the garlic knot was born.
Once they sold the business, my mom Kathy, continued to make the restaurant’s signature dishes for family dinners and when I came home from college, there was always Spaghetti Carbonara waiting for me! On one such occasion, while playing around with the traditional garlic bread recipe and only having some breadstick dough in the fridge, the garlic knot was born.
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Whenever you’re at her house, and you see those perfect dough knots sprinkled with salt being placed in the oven, you immediately start looking for the bowl with the goodies in it. This is where you grab a seat! Right next to the bowl. That way, when they come out of the oven, you are the first to get one. Trust me when I say you want to be next to the bowl because once everyone smells them, the bowl empties quickly and you might not get one.
Trust me when I say you want to be next to the bowl because once everyone smells them, the bowl empties quickly and you might not get one. These are so tasty and mouthwatering they remind me of my Sweet and Spicy Pimento Cheese Bread. I just can’t get enough!
These tiny bites of fluffy dough transform when they are plunged into a pool of olive oil, Italian Seasoning, and enough garlic to keep the vampires at bay for a long time. Serve them with your favorite sauce, mine is Arrabbiata or spicy marinara, or you can eat them just as they are.
You can make these garlic knots even smaller if you like. I have made them larger by using one of the strips at full size and the garlic knot is like a whole meal! One is enough but you probably won’t be able to stop eating them so I recommend making them smaller so you can eat more than one and not feel guilty. Another small size bread sandwich that I like is my Grilled Cheese Stacks. They go well with marinara sauce too but I prefer them with my Grilled Tomato Soup the best.
When the bowl is empty, and everyone is crying because they are all gone, the fun is not over. That little bit of oil, garlic, and spices left in the bottom of the bowl, is great for another use.
I save mine in a small container, add it to my eggs in the am, toss over a few pasta noodles, zoodles, or spaghetti squash for a quick side dish, or freeze it for a shrimp scampi later on!
What is your favorite bread to snack on? I bet it’s these Garlic Knots!
These garlic knots are easy to make with 5 ingredients and whip up fast. I guarantee they will disappear even faster!
1 tube refrigerated pizza dough (I use the Pillsbury brand but you can also buy fresh from the bakery)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon Homemade Italian Seasoning
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
Preheat oven to temp listed on the package of dough.
Prepare the olive oil/seasoning mix
In a deep bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning.
Bake the garlic knots
Unroll the pizza dough and cut into 8 strips and then cut those in half so you have 16 pieces.
Roll each piece like a pretzel and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Sprinkle with salt.
Bake until golden brown (or according to package directions.)
When knots are done, remove from oven and add to the bowl containing the oil mixture.
Toss to cover the warm knots.
You can serve with dipping sauce, I use a spicy marinara, or you can eat just like they are!
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- Category: Breads
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: Garlic Rolls, garlic bread, Italian dishes
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