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Garlic Knots

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  • Servings: 8
Garlic Knots

Source: Everyday Food, April 2008


  • All-purpose flour, for shaping dough
  • 1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a 16-by-10-inch rectangle; with a knife or pizza cutter, cut crosswise into 16 strips. Tie each strip into a knot, and place on a large rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Brush knots with 1 tablespoon oil. Bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes; transfer to a large bowl.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat garlic and remaining 3 tablespoons oil over medium until garlic is fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour garlic oil over bread knots in bowl; season with salt and pepper, and toss.

Cook's Note

To freeze: Prepare through step 1, using a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; freeze until firm, 1 hour. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag; freeze up to 3 months. To bake from frozen: Place knots on a rimmed baking sheet; brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Proceed with step 3.

Reviews (18)

  • Wendi Ward Byrd 8 Mar, 2013

    I wanna make this tonight

  • eljahb 8 Nov, 2011

    These look delicious! I can't wait to try them. I shared this with my fans at

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  • kparise 26 Jan, 2010

    they were ok

  • Arieldawn360 20 Apr, 2008

    Thanks for your tip Bewitched4ever! I have added parchment paper to my shopping list - can't wait to try it out - thanks again!

  • drchitra 18 Apr, 2008

    how do i make pizza dough? its difficult to get frozen pizza dough in the country i live in. thanks

  • drchitra 18 Apr, 2008

    how do i make pizza dough? its difficult to get frozen dough in the country i live in. thanks

  • Bewitched4ever 15 Apr, 2008

    cook them on parchment paper to avoid the too brown on the bottome. I do that all the time. You could also use a silicone mat also.

  • Arieldawn360 7 Apr, 2008

    These are pretty good - the bottoms turned out too brown for my taste though. Does anyone know how to avoid this? I'm thinking I'll subtract baking time and see how that goes. I really liked the soft chewy centers dipped in the garlic oil. Yum!

  • RPN 28 Mar, 2008

    You can buy frozen pizza dough at the grocery store.....or look in the grocery store where the slice and bake cookies are and you will find pizza dough there also! Hope that solves your pizza dough mystery! ;-)

  • Glocooker 27 Mar, 2008

    Trader Joe's sells fresh pizza dough.


  • bebe1 27 Mar, 2008

    Where on did you find the pizza dough recipe? All I found were links to other websites and am not sure which one you use.

  • minnherman 26 Mar, 2008

    My pizza place told me they cannot sell me pizza dough because of health dept regulations. I live in Minnesota.

  • Nouvisimo 26 Mar, 2008

    For a great pizza dough go to Click on recipes. I use this for our homemade pizza nights.

  • sabinetroeger 26 Mar, 2008

    great idea......tasts very good the day after, too.....or just plain or with butter.

  • ksbraman 25 Mar, 2008

    Why is it unsafe to thaw frozen dough and then freeze it?

  • wdlwbt 25 Mar, 2008

    To palmerli:
    It can be either type of dough. Usually you can get dough right from your local pizza place for a couple of bucks. Much better this way than with pillsbury, although that works just fine.

  • mcdonade 25 Mar, 2008

    Keeping food safety in mind, I wouldn't thaw frozen dough and refreeze without baking them. It would be better to make a dough fresh or buy refrigerated dough if you plan to freeze them for baking later.

  • palmerli 25 Mar, 2008

    The type of frozen pizza dough can it be like the pillsbury pizza dough or does it have to be a different type of pizza dough.

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