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Easy Garlic Knots

The perfect homemade appetizer for your next pizza party!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Garlic Butter1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 10 knots

Ingredients

For the Garlic Butter

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 stick butter 1/2 cup
  • Drizzle of olive oil

For the Garlic Knots

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Garlic Butter from above
  • 8 ounces store bought pizza dough
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

Instructions

For the garlic butter -

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Slice off the top of the head of garlic to expose the cloves and then place on aluminum foil and drizzle with a little olive oil.
  • Wrap the foil around the garlic, so that it is completely sealed. Place in oven on a baking sheet.
  • Roast for 35-45 minutes or until garlic is very soft.
  • Let garlic cool for 5 minutes and then squeeze garlic out into a food processor.
  • Melt stick of butter and then add to food processor.
  • Blend the garlic and butter together for a few seconds and then transfer to a foil lined tuber ware, to create a mold for the butter.
  • Chill until hardened, this recipe will use half of that stick of butter.

For the garlic knots -

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Let refrigerated dough rest for 15 minutes before separating into 10 equal sized pieces.
  • Roll into long log of dough and then gently tie into a knot and place with the ends under the knot.
  • Continue for all pieces of dough.
  • Melt the garlic butter and mix with salt and Italian seasoning.
  • Brush half of this mixture on the knots and then bake for 17 minutes.
  • Immediately upon removing from oven, brush with remaining butter mixture and grated parmesan cheese and then add back to the oven for 1-2 more minutes.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes and then dip in marinara!