Buttery Garlic Herb Knots

Yummy, buttery, garlicky, herby bread. All good things. And very easy to make since I used pre-made pizza dough. I’m not that great at tying knots into raw dough strips, it would seem. But that didn’t matter a bit. These buttery garlic herb knots came out tasting perfect.
Buttery Garlic Herb KnotsFor the marinara I used my absolutely go-to homemade pizza sauce. It has the perfect pizza sauce flavor. I make it by the gallon (well, it seems that way at least) and freeze it in small portions so I always have it on hand. It’s perfect for dipping a few buttery garlic herb knots.

Also try my easy cheesy breadsticks.

Buttery Garlic Herb Knots

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 knots

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves minced (or 1 teaspoon dried, crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves minced (or 1 teaspoon dried, crushed)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan divided
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • All-purpose flour
  • 2 tubes refrigerated Pillsbury thin pizza crust
  • Marinara or pizza sauce warmed, for dipping (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter.
  • Stir in the thyme, rosemary, 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan, and the garlic powder.
  • Lightly dust a work surface with flour.
  • Remove pizza crusts from tubes and unroll onto the surface. Roll out into rectangles.
  • Brush tops of dough with butter mixture. Fold dough over on top of itself.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut each dough in half, then repeat until you have 8 strips about an inch wide. You don't have to get too particular in how wide they are on how straight they are cut.
  • Grab ends of each strip and 'tie' them into a knot. Gently, don't pull on the ends real hard or the dough will break.
  • Lay knots onto a baking sheet (you'll need two pans) sprayed with non-stick spray. Fold the tips of the dough under the knots so they don't cook too fast.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes or longer depending on how golden brown you want your knots.
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Brush with remaining butter and sprinkle with remaining cheese and serve hot with warmed marinara sauce for dipping if desired.

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