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Garlic Knots

Made with store-bought, pre-made pizza dough, these easy Garlic Knots are a simple & vegan appetizer idea! Perfect for dipping in marinara sauce.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 24 knots
Cost: $4


  • 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


  • On a parchment-lined cookie sheet, divide dough into 6 pieces, cover, and let rest for 1 hour to rise.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.