These garlic knots are a great way to change up dinner rolls. The method is simple, and they are full of delicious flavor.
This is my new favorite way to serve dinner rolls and it couldn’t be easier or more delicious, if you ask me.
The method is simple – add minced garlic to melted butter and let sit while making the rolls. Brush the garlic-infused melted butter on top of the hot rolls and voila! A masterpiece of unsurpassed carbohydrate magnitude.
- 1 recipe French Bread Rolls
- 4-6 garlic cloves , finely minced or pressed through a garlic press
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- Mix butter and garlic together in a small bowl and let sit while making the rolls (I put the garlic-butter mixture on top of the stove while the oven is on to bake the rolls so the butter stays warm and melted). Follow the recipe for the French Bread Rolls, the only change being that instead of shaping them into balls, roll each piece into a four to six-inch rope and form into a knot, tucking the loose ends into the center of the knot.
- Immediately after the rolls come out of the oven brush the butter/garlic mixture over the rolls. These are best eaten warm!
17 Comments on “Garlic Knots”
My girls and I made these for Easter dinner today. They were delicious! Thanks for the great recipe, and the experience that went with it was priceless!
I made these rolls for dinner last night, and they were so good! My boys were impressed that I “didn’t even buy the bread!” I was wondering if this recipe would be good to bake in a loaf pan for ‘real’ bread. I’m sure I would have to increase the time, but other than that do you think it would yield good results?
Hi Cicily – yes, I think this would make fabulous bread. Good luck if you try it!
Made half of the batch as these garlic knots (yummy!) & the other half as hot dog buns. ;o) Love a multi-tasking recipe!
How did you make the knots?
Amelia – thanks for your comment! That is definitely ok for you to post the recipes on your site – I’m glad you’ve liked them!
Tammy – that’s high praise! I hope you took all the credit for yourself. That 11-year old boy will think you are the best bread baker ever! Thanks for letting me know.
Your rolls look beautiful!
Thanks, Melanie! I will try it.
I would like to make these and freeze some of them for my small family. Do you recommend freezing before or after baking? I would think after but then I don’t want them to dry out during reheating.
Thanks for your help! I really enjoy your writing and recipes.
well, you’ve got garlic, which is good. you have bread, which is a plus. and you have a fun shape, which is fabulous. with these qualities combined, i deem these the best rolls ever. 🙂
Very yummy! We loved these! My husband was very impressed that I could make them so “pretty”!
I have made so many of your recipes and really enjoy them! I post them on my own blog which I use as my “cookbook.” I always credit your site as the source. I hope that is ok.
I made these tonight for some guests and the 11 year old boy said “this is the best bread I’ve ever had” – it was so cute.
mmm.these look perfect. I would love to sop up some red sauce with these
Hi Shelly – I’ve never frozen just the dough for these rolls before baking, but I freeze them a lot after I have baked them. I bake them and let them cool completely and then I put them in ziploc freezer bags (about 5 or 6 to a bag) and put them in the freezer. When I want to serve them I microwave them for a few minutes on 50% power until warm but not burned. They seem to tolerate the freezing and reheating quite well.
I’ve done this before…it’s so good! I’m gonna have to try your mac n cheese recipe…mine is similar…love it!
Now THAT is how I like to make bread – with lots of garlic. YUM.