Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots
Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots are easy, they’re garlicky, they’re loaded with parmesan cheese and other herbs that make them absolutely irresistible. I know you probably think I’m just plain looney when it comes to my love for bread. But here’s another delectable bread recipe that just can’t be beat.
On top of that, this recipe starts with frozen bread dough so it’s doubly easy. After cutting the bread dough into 12 strips, the strips are rolled into long ropes, the ropes are tied in knots, and then the ends of each knot are tucked into the top and bottoms of the centers of each knot so that the knots almost look like an infinity knot. After brushing the knots with the special garlic, parmesan herb sauce before and after baking, Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots are ready to eat.
These amazing Garlic Knots are completely drool worthy served with my delicious Easy Marinara Sauce. I’m not kidding when I say these Garlic Knots rock. I made them for some friends who moved into a new home in the neighborhood where we’re also building a home.
But since I used 3 pounds of bread dough and made 36 of the knots, I knew they wouldn’t be able to eat all of them. So, I packed about half of them up in zip lock bags and stored them in the freezer. Then I pulled them out to serve for Thanksgiving dinner at my son’s home.
He made a turkey, ham and mashed potatoes. I showed him how to make Turkey Gravy, and brought Bridled Noodles (his favorite along with one of his Dad’s favorites), these Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots and a batch of my Easy Marinara Sauce. One of the teenage guests who came to our Thanksgiving dinner ate at least three of those knots! The basket of Garlic Knots I brought was downed in almost no time!
If you want a great appetizer for The Big Game, for any tailgating party, or even holiday dinners like Thanksgiving :), I can’t recommend Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots enough. I have to admit I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE garlic bread, and this bread has plenty of savory, garlicky flavor.
Plus the parmesan cheese also adds spectacular texture and taste. Dunk the knots in the Marinara Sauce and you’ll be in heaven! Whether you serve these knots as an appetizer or as a side with any Italian entree (I made them to serve with Pesto Lasagna), I think you’ll find this superb bread absolutely amazing. Did I mention it’s ridiculously easy to make, too?? 🙂
Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots are sensational!
I served Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots with a homemade Easy Marinara Sauce. Both were breathtaking.
Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots are brushed with an amazing butter, garlic and parmesan sauce before and after baking. They’re heavenly.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. By adding a couple extra tablespoons of melted butter to the sauce ingredients, I found there was enough sauce for all 3 lbs. of bread dough–or 36 garlic knots–to brush on bread dough before and after baking.
Cut each loaf of bread in 12 equal sections. Roll each piece of dough into a rope-like shape.
Tie the rope into a knot, just like you would tie shoe laces.
Take the end piece on the bottom and tuck it up into the middle on top. Take the end piece on top and tuck it into the middle on the bottom.
Here’s one of the garlic knots after tucking the ends in place.
Melt butter. Add parmesan cheese, garlic and seasonings.
Stir ingredients to combine.
Brush each knot with some of the garlic butter mixture.
Place the knots in a greased baking dish or on a cookie sheet. Brush each one with garlic/parmesan butter mixture. Bake at 400 for about 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
After baking, brush the melted butter mixture over top of parmesan knots again. If desired, sprinkle a little more parmesan cheese on top.
Or serve the Garlic Knots as an appetizer with your favorite homemade Marinara Sauce.
Here’s the recipe.
EASY GARLIC PARMESAN KNOTS
(Recipe adapted from Chew Out Loud)
- 2 lb. frozen white bread dough, thawed
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. oregano
- ½ tsp. basil
- ½ tsp. parsley
- 4 tbsp. parmesan cheese (plus more for garnish if desired)
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Cut each pound of bread dough into 12 slices.
- Stretch out ends and then roll dough with your hands into a rope shape.
- Tie into a knot.
- Fold the top end into the middle of the bottom and the bottom end into the middle of the front, securing edges as well as possible.
- Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet or in a baking dish.
- Melt butter in bowl.
- Add seasonings and cheese.
- Brush each knot with garlic mixture.
- Bake at 400° for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven.
- Brush knots again with additional garlic butter mixture and sprinkle lightly with more parmesan cheese, if desired.
Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots will make a great appetizer for the Super Bowl or any tailgating party.