Homemade garlic knots are an easy and quick but impressive recipe! Whip these up in no time using premade rolls, or make your own delicious dough!
Homemade garlic knots are an impressive people pleaser at dinner parties or during the holidays. They add that elevated level of class and sophistication to your dinner settings.
You may even have your dinner guests remarking on how impressed they are that you were able to go above and beyond to make such an amazing side dish without buying them premade from a store.
We don’t need to tell them that homemade garlic knots are easy and that it takes very little hands-on time!
We can keep that OUR secret.
So if you’re ready to take dinner to a whole new level look no further than this garlic knots recipe!
Secret ingredient: Rhodes Rolls (Yes, that orange colored bag of frozen bread rolls from the freezer section in your local grocery store.)
Here’s what you do:
- Let the bread rolls thaw for a few hours on your counter.
- Mix and melt together butter and seasonings in a pan.
- Roll the bread dough out into 6 inch long ropes
- Side note: if you have a child helper in the kitchen, this could be a fun task to give them!
- Loop the dough rope into little knots (this is easy!)
- Place the knots on a baking sheet and let them sit there for about 20 minutes to rise (this makes the dough softer!)
- Brush with the melted butter mixture
- Bake them according to the recipe below and attempt to resist eating them all once they are removed from the oven or else you may have to make even more.
Note: If you want to truly go above and beyond and make these easy garlic knots from scratch- you can use my father roll bread dough recipe and use it in place of the Rhodes Rolls!
How to tie a garlic knot
Like I said before, tieing a garlic knot is really easy to do.
If you have ever tied a knot in a rope or a string before, you can have this kitchen skill mastered in no time. Unlike tieing a pretzel where you need to do a teardrop and twist, tieing a garlic knot is just like every other thing you tie in “real life.”
- Roll out the dough into a long rope.
- Pick up both ends and tie them together so that the knot is in the middle.
- Tuck the ends under the bottom (this helps to prevent them from getting overcooked or burnt)
- And that’s it!
With very little hands-on time you can have your Rhodes Rolls garlic knots on the table and in your bellies.
More Delicious Bread Ideas:
- How to Bake Bread From Scratch
- Herby Garlic Cheese Bread
- Classic Orange Rolls
- How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
- Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites
- Homemade Focaccia Bread
- Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls
- 60 Minute Homemade Herb Bread
Homemade Garlic Knots
- 12 Rhode's Rolls see note
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Let rolls thaw out until soft but still slightly cold.
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Melt butter, garlic, Italian seasoning and salt in a pan.
- Roll the dough into 6 inch long ropes.
- Loop the ropes into knots.
- Place on a lined sheet tray and let rise for 15-20 minutes longer.
- Brush with melted butter mixture.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the rolls are nicely golden brown and done on the inside.