Gooey Parmesan Garlic Knots
  • Pizza Dough (1/2 ball)
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • Kosher Salt (1-2 tsp sprinkled)
  • 1 cup Marinara (any)
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Take half of your dough ball (store other half in fridge for up to 2 days or wrap tightly and freeze immediately) and roll onto a lightly floured surface a 9" x 6 " rectangle.
  3. Next take your melted butter and using a pastry brush, brush the surface with butter.
  4. Next sprinkle surface evenly with the minced garlic, and then a ¼ cup of the parmesan and then 1½ tsp of your dried basil.
  5. Using a sharp knife, about three inches down from the top of the dough, slice in half length wise, leaving you with two 9" x 3" rectangles. Then divide into nine 1" by 3" mini rectangle strips, leaving you with about 18 strips to work with.
  6. Next (looking at picture) twist each strip and then tie into a knot. Do this until you form 18 garlic knots.
  7. Next brush the knots with butter. Sprinkle on remaining parmesan and dried basil.
  8. Pop into oven for about 15-18 minutes, until knots are lightly golden, brushing with butter again half way through baking.
  9. Remove from oven, brush again with whatever butter you have leftover, sprinkle with a little kosher salt and then serve with some marinara for dipping.
Recipe by My Lavender Blues at