The Best Garlic Knots You Ever Ate

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Prep time: 10 minutes, active
Baking time: 15 minutes
Yields: 8 garlic knots

It’s Super Bowl week and I’ve got a new, delicious recipe so you can impress your football friends! These garlic knots are super easy to make, and you don’t need any fancy ingredients. If you’re looking for other ideas, last year I rounded up my top Super Bowl party recipes. Check ’em out and eat away.

I hadn’t tried garlic knots until 2015. Maybe it was because we did not have a NY style pizza restaurant in the town I grew up in until I was a teenager. Knowing my folks though, it’s likely because garlic knots are made out of almost the exact same ingredients as pizza. They probably saw it as a waste of money. I’m here to say it isn’t. Simply put, I’ve been missing out. Garlic knots taste like the most delicious crust you ever ate, and then imagine it smeared in butter, garlic, and parmesan cheese.

These garlic knots are so quick to make because you use pizza dough! I have a fabulous, quick recipe that makes 3 sets of dough, one of which is always a tiny bit smaller. Well, friends, that’s my garlic knot dough. And it can be yours too! Otherwise, use about 2/3 of the dough you would get from the refrigerated section of the grocery store (to get 8 knots). Or use the whole thing and make a bunch of garlic knots. You’ll probably go through them all!

Ingredients
Pizza Dough (1/3 of my recipe)
1 T butter
1 T olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1 T finely grated parmesan cheese (I used a microplane)
1 tsp dried parsley

Directions

1. Spray/rub a medium sized bowl with olive oil. Place dough inside bowl and cover. Allow dough to rest at room temperature for 2 hours. If you don’t have 2 hours, heat your oven to 175 degrees. When it reaches temperature, turn off the oven, turn ON the light, and put the covered bowl in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Works like a charm!

2. After the dough has risen/puffed up, heat oven to 450 degrees.

3. Using your hands spread dough into a 10″ by 4″ rectangle. Do not use a rolling pin, which will kill the elasticity. Cut into 8 pieces.

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3. Roll each piece into an 8″ log and twist into a knot. Place on a greased or nonstick baking sheet. Repeat with each piece of dough.

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4. In a small bowl, microwave butter for 30 seconds, then in 10 second increments until melted. Add the olive oil once the butter is melted.

5. Mince garlic, grate parmesan, and measure out the parsley.

6. Using a pastry brush, brush the butter/olive oil over eat knot. You will only use about half the butter/olive oil mixture. Save the rest for later. Using your fingers, gently place garlic, parsley, and parmesan cheese over the top of each knot. I found it easier to add each ingredient all at once.

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7. Cook for 8 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook for an additional 7 minutes. Remove from oven and pour the remaining butter mixture over the knots.

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These are so, so delicious. You can’t go wrong with these; to bring to your Super Bowl party or as a fun appetizer for any get together! I’ll certainly be serving them. Next year I’ll be cheering for my beloved Patriots so they can bring home number 5. But for this year, I’ll have to settle for some delicious food. 🙂 Enjoy!

Hungry for more recipes? Check out Lawyer in the Kitchen’s recipe gallery!

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