Buttery-soft homemade Garlic Knots whip up in under 20 minutes and make a perfect side for pizza, pasta, or salads!
Cook up some Fried Zucchini, Bacon Wrapped Smokies, and these Easy Garlic Knots for the perfect appetizer spread on those big game days, or for perfect parties. These will be gobbled up in no time!
The Easiest Side/appetizer!
Garlic Knots are a favorite appetizer or side. This version is extremely quick, easy and SO tasty!
All you need is a can of buttermilk biscuits and seasoned butter sauce for a mouth-watering side that is ready in no time. The kids gobble these up so quickly that you may want to double the batch to keep up with demand.
These buttery Garlic Knots are super soft, airy, and full of flavor, making this the best and easiest Garlic Knots recipe. These will be perfect for your next pizza or pasta night!
How to make garlic knots
PREP. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with a silpat mat. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
GARLIC BUTTER. Melt the butter in a small bowl. Add the Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, and salt. Stir together and set aside.
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.
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.
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
- Form the Garlic Knots and place them in the oiled basket of your air fryer.
- Make sure the knots have enough room to cook without touching. Work in batches.
- Air fry at 350°F for about 7 minutes.
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.
- Brush with garlic mixture and bake for about 13 minutes.
Garlic. Add or subtract the amount of garlic to your desired taste.
Spice it up. To give the knots a little kick, simply sprinkle a few red chili flakes on top.
Baking tip. Sometimes different ovens cook a little hotter than the temperature reading, causing the garlic knots to brown more quickly than the insides can cook.
If this happens, reduce the heat by 25°F, tent a piece of tin foil over the knots, and continue to bake until the center is cooked through.
STORE. These 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 in the oven or microwave.
I don’t recommend freezing canned dough, but if you use Homemade Pizza Dough, you can freeze it in dough form.
These are delicious all on their own but are perfect for dipping. Some of my favorite dipping sauces include:
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Garlic Knots Recipe
- 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 degrees 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 8–10 9-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove knots from the oven and brush with the remaining butter mixture. Serve warm.
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!
I love how these are so easy to throw together and are so delicious too! Everyone goes nuts for them.
Delicious bundles of dough that come together fairly quick. A nice side for your meal.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
My family is obsessed with these garlic knots! They are so fun to make!
I was shocked how easy these are to make! My boys loved them and will make again!