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Garlic Knots

Vegan, garlicky, cheesy deliciousness - these plant-based knots are sure to be the hit of your next pizza party.
5 from 24 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Rise time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 46 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 dozen


For the dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp fast rising yeast
  • 4+ cups flour
  • 1/2 tbsp salt

For brushing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the buttery topping:

  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp parsley

For serving:

  • Vegan parmesan cheese
  • Marinara sauce


  • In a small bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Whisk together and let sit for ~10 minutes, until the yeast is dissolved and it starts to bubble.
  • In the meantime, combine 4 cups of flour and salt in a large bowl. Mix together.
  • Add the activated yeast mixture to the flour mixture and mix to combine. You want a soft dough, however it should not be so sticky that it sticks to your finger if you touch it. Add more flour, as necessary, to ensure this doesn't happen.
  • Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, then form into a ball.
  • Grease a large stainless steel bowl with 1 tbsp of olive oil and place the kneaded dough into the bowl. Toss the dough a couple of times so that it is completely covered in olive oil.
  • Cover the bowl with a clean towel and set aside for one hour, until it doubles in size.
  • Once the dough has risen, preheat the oven to 400°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Lightly dust a large surface with flour and place the dough on top. Using a rolling pin, gently roll out the dough into a rounded rectangular shape that is ~1 inch thick.
  • Cut the dough vertically, creating strips that are ~1 inch wide (should create about 12 strips of dough).
  • Horizontally (and evenly), cut the dough two more times, creating about 36 small strips (picture above for reference).
  • Time to knot! Gently roll and stretch the dough until they are about 4-5 inches long and you can gently tie into a knot.
  • Continue to knot each piece of dough and place on the lined baking sheets.
  • Gently brush each knot with a bit of olive oil and place into the oven. Let cook for 12-16 minutes until they are cooked through and lightly browned on top.
  • Meanwhile, make the buttery topping. Mix together the melted butter, garlic salt and dried herbs in a small bowl and set aside.
  • When the knots are done cooking, take out of the oven and brush with the buttery herb topping.
  • Transfer to a plate or platter and top with vegan parmesan cheese.
  • Serve with marinara or dip of choice - they are also delicious with vegan ranch!
Keyword appetizer, bread, carbs, delicious, garlic, italian, knots, vegan, yum