Homemade Garlic Knots with Parsley Butter

Parsley Butter Brushed Garlic Knots

Fluffy garlic knots are made from a delicious homemade dough, then baked and brushed with a fresh garlic parsley butter.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic knots
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 77kcal


  • 1 cup warm water 110 degrees F
  • 1 tbsp quick rise yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 12.5 oz bread flour, by weight (2.5 cups, measured)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt

For the parsley garlic butter:

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • salt to taste


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the water, yeast, and sugar in a bowl. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes, until it gets all foamy and bubbly. Add the bread flour, olive oil, and salt, and mix briefly with a spatula to get it mixed into a shaggy mass. Fit the stand mixer with the dough hook and knead the dough for 10 minutes on medium low speed, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Shape the dough into a ball, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a towel. Let the dough rise until it has doubled in size (this only took 30 minutes in my crazy 80 degree kitchen, but it may take 60 or 90 minutes).
  • Lightly flour a wooden board and shape your dough into a rectangle on that board. Cut the dough with a pizza cutter into 24 pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope (maybe about 6 inches long), then tie it into a knot (yup, just an over, under, and through knot). If the dough is hard to tie, roll the cut part in a little bit of flour to make it easier.
  • Once you have tied up all the dough, split the 24 knots between two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Cover well with plastic wrap, a towel, or a lid (this baking sheet with a lid is one of my favorite kitchen things I’ve ever bought). Let the dough rise for about an hour, until doubled in size and puffy.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, and prep the parsley garlic butter by combining the butter, parsley, garlic, and salt in a small pan and cooking over medium heat until the butter has melted.
  • Bake the garlic knots one sheet pan at a time for 8-10 minutes in the center of the oven. To check that they are done, they should read 195 on an instant read thermometer, or you can just tear one open.
  • Brush the knots with the butter right when they’re hot out of the oven, so the knots better absorb the flavors. Enjoy!


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g