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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 17 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 dozen


  • 4 cups flour + extra for dusting
  • 2 1/4 tsp. fast rising yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 3 tbsp. vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. parsley
  • 2+ tbsp. olive oil
  • vegan parmesan cheese for topping
  • marinara for serving


  • In a small bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Whisk together and let sit for ~10 minutes, until the yeast is dissolved and it starts to bubble.
  • While the yeast is dissolving, combine the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Mix together.
  • Once the yeast is dissolved, add it to the flour mixture.
  • Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, then form into a ball.
  • Grease a large stainless steel bowl with ~1 tsp. 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 damp towel and set aside for one hour (it should double in size).
  • Once the dough has risen and the hour has passed, make the buttery topping. Mix together the melted butter, garlic salt and dried herbs in a small bowl and set aside.
  • 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).
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Grease two baking sheets with olive oil.
  • 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 baking sheets.
  • Gently brush each knot with a bit of olive oil and place into the oven.
  • Let cook for 16-18 minutes until they are lightly browned on top.
  • 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 (these are also delicious with vegan ranch if we do say so ourselves)!
Keyword appetizer, bread, carbs, delicious, garlic, italian, knots, vegan, yum