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Simple Garlic Knots

In this post I’m going to show you how to make these simple garlic knots. They’re loaded with flavor, simple to make, and start with a can of biscuits. Easy breezy! 

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

Can I Make Delicious Garlic Knots? 

Many of you who follow this post know that I’m an author. I write books for the Christin market—everything from contemporary romantic comedies to non-fiction devotionals. 

One of my favorite (and most popular) series is the Weddings by Bella series, especially the first book, Fools Rush In. In it, a character named Aunt Rosa cooks for family and friends. 

One of the things Rosa is known for is her Garlic Knots. I describe them in the book and being soaked in melted butter and loaded with garlic and other Italian flavors. 

The idea for these Garlic Knots actually came from a restaurant in my area known as Italianos. They bring the knots to you in a basket that’s literally dripping in melted garlic butter. 

Talk about delicious! 

I’ve never tried to recreate these rolls until today and I’m so glad I finally did. My recipe was pretty foolproof so I had a feeling they would work out. . .and they did.

This is a “cheaters” version, in that it starts with a tube of Grands biscuits. But, trust me when I say you will feel like you’re eating something completely homemade! 

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a can of biscuits and let’s get going!

Garlic Knot Ingredients

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

You will find a full recipe with printable card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. These are simple ingredients you probably have on hand in your pantry and refrigerator. 

  • Grands Biscuits (or pre-made pizza dough)
  • melted butter
  • grated parmesan
  • Italian seasoning (or one teaspoon each garlic powder, parsley, oregano)

How to Make Delicious Garlic Knots

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Grease a round pan (or cookie sheet). I used Baker’s Joy. 

Make the biscuit base

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut each biscuit into thirds. (This is a soft dough, easy to work with.)

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

Roll each or the equal pieces into a 4” log.

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

Braid strands of three together.

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

Tuck the ends and pinch together.

(Alternatively, you could simply tie the dough into a simple knot.)

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

Place in a greased pan with space between them. (Alternatively, you could use parchment paper in the bottom of your pan.)

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

Make the delicious garlic butter:

While biscuits are baking make your topping. 

Melt butter and add the other ingredients. Stir together. 

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

When knots come out of the oven immediately place a spoonful of the butter mixture on each. 

Spread topping out. 

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

Eat while warm. 

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

Store leftovers in airtight container (like a Ziplock bag) or covered in plastic wrap at room temperature. They will stay fresh for 2-3 days this way. If you want to refrigerate them they will stay good longer (say, 4 – 5 days).

What to Expect from this Easy Garlic Knots Recipe

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

I was absolutely delighted with these amazing garlic knots, y’all! I took several of them to a friend and she swooned over them, too. (Is there anything better than fresh garlic butter? I think not!)

They’re light and fluffy but the exterior is rich with the butter and Italian flavorings. Talk about perfection! They reminded me of a good garlic bread but with the flavoring on the outside.

Simple Garlic Knots from Out of the Box Baking

We both just happened to be having pasta for dinner that night and these were the perfect complement. The hardest part was not eating too many. (Hey, you know that feeling you get at Olive Garden when they bring out the hot breadsticks? This is like that, only worse.)

I’m so glad I know how to make these now. They’re so simple! I can’t believe I haven’t tried this recipe before!

This is one of those garlic knot recipes you can whip up in a hurry! They’ll be a big hit. . .I promise! And your guests will feel like they’re in a five-star Italian restaurant.

Variations on this Buttery Garlic Knots Recipe

If you like, you can add some seasoning to the dough before baking. You can even add some additional parmesan. 

Olive oil would be a great substitute for the butter and would add depth of flavor.

You can add fresh herbs if you have them. They would be delicious!

Not into herbs? Skip them and make a simple garlic butter sauce.

Serve with a side of marinara sauce or other favorite dipping sauce (like Alfredo). Yum!

If you like you can go sweet instead of savory. 

Make these same knots and top with a butter/sugar/cinnamon mixture when they’re done. 

Gouda or other cheeses: Use any cheese you like, but make sure it’s finely grated. 

If you don’t have biscuits, use homemade pizza dough or crescent roll dough. Alternatively, you might choose my yeast roll dough or my Tangzhong Milk Bread dough. Both would be lovely but would require time for the first and second dough rise.

Other Breads from Out of the Box Baking

Easy Italian Herb Bread from Scratch: If you’re looking for an amazing bread filled with Italian flavor, this is the recipe for you. This simple Italian herb bread is easy to whip up and has an added bonus ingredient: parmesan cheese! 

Flaky Crescent Rolls from Scratch: If you love light, fluffy crescent rolls that are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, you’ve come to the right place! These luscious rolls and so delicious and simple to make. 

Light and Fluffy Yeast Rolls: A lot of recipes promise a light a fluffy yeast roll but simply don’t deliver. (Ask me how I know.) This recipe, a simple milk bread recipe, produces perfect rolls!

Tangzhong Milk Bread: If you’re looking for a bread recipe that’s light, fluffy, and loaded with flavor, you’ve come to the right place. This milk bread recipe is incredible versatile–perfect for loaves, rolls, and even cinnamon rolls! Best of all, it comes together easily and is almost foolproof.


That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious garlic knots recipe. 

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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Simple Garlic Knots

Simple Garlic Knots

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

In this post I’m going to show you how to make these simple garlic knots. They’re loaded with flavor, simple to make, and start with a can of biscuits. Easy breezy!

Ingredients

  • 1 can Grands Biscuits
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning (or one teaspoon each garlic powder, parsley, oregano)

Instructions

    Make the biscuits:
    Cut each biscuit into thirds.
    Roll each piece into a 4” log
    Braid and tuck
    Place in a greased pan with space between them.
    Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.

    Make the topping:
    While biscuits are baking make your topping.
    Melt butter and add the other ingredients. Stir together.
    When knots come out of the oven immediately place a spoonful of topping on each.
    Spread topping out.
    Eat while warm.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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