This classic Italian side dish is as simple as they come. Garlic knots are quick and easy to throw together on nights when unexpected house guests stop by and are always devoured within minutes of being pulled from the hot oven. I mean seriously, have you ever met anyone who doesn’t love a garlic knot!? ….That’s what I thought.
Next time you go grocery shopping, just throw a couple of pizza doughs and some garlic in your shopping cart and you’ve already got nearly have the ingredients on hand for a quick and yummy snack.
Our version of this classic recipe exchanges the butter for olive oil in keeping with my husbands vegan wishes. Obviously, if you are vegetarian, BRING ON THE BUTTER and enjoy this recipe all the same. Make sure you remember to throw together a quick marinara for dipping! You can find a simple, quick and easy homemade marinara recipe here.
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**Side Note** Allow the dough to come to room temperature for about 1 hour before starting the recipe.
1 pizza dough, room temp
1.5 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp granulated garlic
1/2 cup olive oil (or butter, if you aren’t vegan)
7-8 large garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Pre-heat the oven to 400° and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of all-purpose flour out onto your workspace and roll out the pizza dough.
Cut the dough into small pieces approx. 1″ x 2″. I find that scissors work really well for cutting the dough.
Place knots on the parchment lined cookie sheet and allow to rest.
While the knots rest, into a small saucepan over medium-low heat add the olive oil and chopped garlic cloves and cook just until garlic becomes soft and slightly translucent. Be careful not to overcook as the flavor profile will change dramatically.
Serve immediately with a side of yummy marinara for dipping and ENJOY!!!
You can find our homemade marinara recipe for dipping here.