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This buttery-soft homemade garlic knot recipe whips up in under 20 minutes and makes a perfect side for pizza, pasta, or salads!

Grab a bowl of Marinara Sauce and enjoy these knots on the side of your Pepperoni Pizza or Fettuccine Alfredo.

Garlic knots served with a bowl of marinara.

The Easiest Side!

This garlic knots recipe is a favorite appetizer or side. We make them with so many meals, and for so many reasons:

  • SO easy. All you need is a can of buttermilk biscuits and seasoned butter sauce for a mouth-watering side that is ready in no time. No kneading required!
  • Flavor. These buttery garlic knots are super soft, airy, and full of flavor, making this the best garlic knots recipe.
  • Well-loved. The kids gobble these up so quickly that you may want to double the batch to keep up with demand.

These will be perfect for your next pizza or pasta night!

Ingredients for homemade garlic knots on a slipmat.


  • unsalted butter 
  • parmesan cheese – freshly grated or from a canister
  • garlic powderAdd or subtract the amount of garlic to your desired taste.
  • dried parsley
  • dried oregano
  • salt
  • refrigerated buttermilk biscuits – You can also use pizza dough. See the recipe tips for directions.
Cutting biscuits in half on a silpat mat.

How to Make Garlic Knots

This garlic knots recipe uses few ingredients in whips up in minutes!

  1. PREP. Lightly spray a baking pan with cooking spray or line it with a silicone mat. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. GARLIC BUTTER. Melt the butter in a small bowl. Add the Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, and salt. Stir together and set aside.
  3. BISCUITS. Open the can of biscuits. Cut each of the 8 pieces of dough in half so that you have 16 pieces of dough. Roll each piece into a rope about 6 inches long and ½ inch thick.
  4. ASSEMBLE. Tie each strip into a knot. Place them on the baking sheet, and tuck the end of the rope under the knot. Brush the tops of the dough knot with half of the butter mixture.
  5. BAKE. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove knots from the oven and brush with the remaining butter mixture. Serve warm.

Air Fryer Directions

  1. Form the garlic knots and place them in the oiled basket of your air fryer.
  2. Make sure the knots have enough room to cook without touching. Work in batches.
  3. Air fry at 350°F for about 7 minutes. 

Perfectly Dippable

These are delicious all on their own but are perfect for dipping. Some of my favorite dipping sauces include:

Seasoned garlic knots on a silpat mat ready for baking.

Recipe Tips

  • Use pizza dough. Using canned dough saves time by not needing to wait for the yeast to rise or bust out the stand mixer. Should you wish to make the dough from scratch, use Homemade Pizza Dough.
    • Simply let the dough rise for 30 minutes, lightly covered with plastic wrap.
    • Shape it into the knot and let rise another 5-10 minutes. (Garlic knots using homemade dough bake up larger than the canned dough.)
    • Brush with garlic mixture and bake for about 13 minutes.
  • To use store-bought pizza dough lay the dough flat and then use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into strips. Tie each strip into a knot, brush with the melted butter and garlic mixture, and bake. You may need to adjust the cooking time depending on the size of the knots.
  • Spice it up. To give the knots a little kick, simply sprinkle a few red chili flakes on top.
Freshly baked homemade garlic knots on a silpat.

Storing Info

  • STORE. These easy garlic knots are best served fresh and warm, but they can be stored for later. Place in an airtight container and store for 2-3 days.
  • FREEZE. Flash freeze first, or separate layers with parchment paper. Freeze for 2-3 months.
  • Reheat. If you are only wanting to reheat 1 or 2 then pop them in the microwave for a few seconds until warm. If you wish to reheat several, then I would use foil to wrap them up in a single layer. Bake at 350°F until warm.
Close up of baked garlic knots with a bowl of marinara.

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5 from 13 votes

Garlic Knots Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Buttery-soft homemade garlic knots whip up in under 20 minutes and make a perfect side for pizza, pasta, or salads!
Servings: 16 knots
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16.3-ounce) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Combine butter, Parmesan, garlic powder, parsley, oregano, and salt in a small bowl. Mix and set aside.
  • Open the can of biscuits and cut each of the 8 pieces of dough in half so that you have 16 pieces of dough.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a rope about 6 inches long and ½ inch thick.
  • Tie each rope into a knot. Place them on the prepared baking sheet, making sure to tuck the ends of the rope under the knot.
  • Brush dough knots with half the butter mixture. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove knots from the oven and brush with the remaining butter mixture. Serve warm.



Make ahead of time. To freeze baked knots, first place on a baking sheet, or in a container with layers separated by parchment paper, in the freezer until frozen solid. Then wrap in plastic wrap and place in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Freeze for 2–3 months. Reheat in the oven or microwave.
Dippable. These are delicious all on their own, but they also pair well with some of our favorite dips, including Pizza Dip and Spinach Artichoke Dip.


Serving: 1knot, Calories: 29kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.3g, Protein: 0.2g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 48mg, Potassium: 5mg, Fiber: 0.04g, Sugar: 0.01g, Vitamin A: 94IU, Vitamin C: 0.01mg, Calcium: 8mg, Iron: 0.04mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    I haven’t had garlic knots in forever, but with this easy recipe I think we will be having them much more frequently. I love how easy and quick these were to make!

  2. 5 stars
    My family ate these up like candy! They couldn’t get enough of them. And they were so easy to make. I plan to make this a new family favorite for many dinners to come.

  3. 5 stars
    Ive made these a few times now. They are so easy and my kids love them. When Ive had leftovers I just wrapped them in plastic and then foil and put them in the freezer. I reheated them in the oven, wrapped in foil (removed plastic). Turned out just as good as when they were first baked.

  4. 5 stars
    We have spaghetti once a week and I wanted to mix things up and make something different than using the frozen cheese bread so I decided to try this recipe and I’m so glad I did!! They were a hit. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    My kids are HUGE fans of these knots! The butter just melts so perfectly and the garlic and parmesan are the perfect pairing to elevate this simple recipe! So good!

  6. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how easy these were to make!! I will not be using the frozen ones anymore!! These were so soft & tasted so good!