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This Easy Buttery Garlic-Parmesan Knots Recipe Is Sure to Be Your New Go-To Appetizer

These delicious rolls prep up quick starting with frozen bread dough.

Looking for a quick and crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s bursting with guilty-pleasure-worthy flavor? We have the solution, and no, it doesn’t involve takeout. This buttery garlic-parmesan knots recipe tastes even better than delivery. And the best part? It comes together with just 5 ingredients, including frozen bread dough for the ultimate convenience. Fresh thyme also adds a touch of herbal flavor, while the generous sprinkling of Parmesan cheese creates a delightful umami savoriness. These knots are perfect for parties, game nights or even a satisfying midday snack.

When making this garlic-parmesan knots recipe, be sure your bread dough thoroughly thaws before using, otherwise it might crack. And for extra flavor, save some of your garlic herb butter for after baking and brush it on top of the golden knots. Serve them with various dipping sauces like cheese or marina, or have them as a side to pizza. Share with us how your knots turn out!

And for more buttery delights, try our recipes for Butter Biscuits and Egg in a Hole.


12 servings

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  • 1 lb. frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh thyme


• Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll pieces into 8” long ropes; tie each into knot. Place on baking sheet; cover with kitchen towel. Let rise in warm place, about 45 min.

• Heat oven to 375°F. Coat knots with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt. Bake 20 min. 

• Meanwhile, in microwave-safe bowl, microwave remaining ingredients in 15-sec. intervals until butter is melted. Brush over hot rolls. Serve warm.


  • Calories: 110 kcal
  • Fat: 3 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 0 gram
  • Protein: 3 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 19 gram
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sugar: 1 gram
  • Sodium: 290 mg
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