Light and Tender Garlic Knots with Herbs & Parmesan

Light and Tender Garlic Knots with Herbs & Parmesan

Another great use of the Easy White Sandwich Bread recipe. Just hold back some bread dough to make these garlic knots.

You can use a quick garlic butter blend I’ve written in the recipe below or use the Pesto Herb Oil, or the Garlic Herb Compound Butter that I also have on hand. They all work great!

Using our homemade garlic and herbs makes this a yummy Garden to Table favorite.

If you need a quick cheat – and all of us do sometimes – use raw bread dough found in the freezer aisle at the grocery store. The Rhodes White Bread Roll package will give you perfectly sized and weighed dough balls. Just follow the directions below in the recipe using the store-bought dough. It comes in handy! 

You can find the white bread recipe here:  Easy White Sandwich Bread

Pesto Herb Oil here: Pesto Herb Oil

Garlic & Herb Compound Butter here: Garlic & Herb Compound Butter

Fluffy and light garlic knots

Light and Fluffy Garlic Knots

Easy to make garlic knots loaded with herbs and parmesan. A perfect use of the White Sandwich Bread recipe. You decide how many you need and just pull the dough off the main recipe. *See notes*
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For the Garlic Herb Butter

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cloves garlic minced, adjust to your taste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning see notes
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flake optional


Using the dough from Easy White Sandwich Bread, pull off how much you need for how many rolls you want to make. 1 roll is 2 oz (60g) or about the size of a ping pong ball.

  • On a lightly floured counter, pull off the dough you need and shape into portions. 1 garlic knot is 2 oz (60g).
  • Using the palm of your hand, roll the dough into a cigar sized shape and very lightly flour. Tie the dough into a knot and tuck under the ends. If the dough isn't lightly floured, it will stick together as you're trying to tie it into a knot.
  • Place your knots on a parchment-lined cookie sheet 3 inches apart.
  • Lightly cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise by about 50%. They will continue to rise in the oven as they bake. If they rise too high, they'll lose some of their shape while baking.
  • Gently brush liberally with the garlic butter and bake in a pre-heated 375F oven on the center rack for about 15 minutes. The baking time will vary according to how large the rolls are. Check them at the 10-minute mark and monitor for color, loosely tent them with foil if needed to prevent over-browning.
  • Remove from the oven and if desired brush again with a little of the garlic butter and an additional sprinkle of the parmesan cheese.


The White Sandwich Bread recipe makes 2 loaves. I usually bake 1 loaf and save the other dough for different uses. I'll make a few cinnamon buns and dinner rolls, or these garlic knots.
It's flexible for you to pull off the dough you need to adjust your servings. The standard dough weight for a roll is 2 oz (60grams) which is about the size of a ping pong ball. Once risen and baked, the roll will be double in size so don't let the small ping pong ball size worry you. 
If you have left over raw dough, just freeze it for a future use. It thaws well and will rise again. 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


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