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red sauce covering garlic knot

Garlic Knots

  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 knots 1x


Made with store-bought, pre-made pizza dough, these easy Garlic Knots are a simple & vegan appetizer idea! Perfect for dipping in marinara sauce.


  • 1 lb pre-made pizza dough ((I used Trader Joe’s Garlic Herb Dough))
  • 3 TBS olive oil
  • 3 TBS nutritional yeast ((grated cheese if not vegan))
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 TBS minced mixed fresh herbs (basil and parsley are great)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Flour
  • Jarred marinara or pesto for serving, optional


  1. On a parchment-lined cookie sheet, divide dough into 6 pieces, cover, and let rest for 1 hour to rise.
  2. After rising, place each piece of dough on a floured surface and gently roll each into a rectangle. Be sure to use extra flour if dough begins to stick. Once you have 6 rectangles, cut each into 4 slices using a pizza cutter. Using your hands, take each end of a strip and tie into a knot (see photos for reference. Place back onto parchment-lined sheet. Sprinkle with some garlic powdera and nutritional yeast and drizzle with more olive oil. Let knots rest, covered, while you preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Bake knots for 15 minutes, until golden. While baking, melt butter in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add in minced garlic, herbs, and a pinch of salt. Sauté for 2 minutes until frothy and fragrant. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a large bowl
  4. When knots are done in the oven, immediately add to the large bowl with the butter mixture. Toss to coat. Serve knots warm (they’re not good cold!) with a dipping sauce like marinara.
  • Prep Time: 75 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer