Butter, Garlic and Parmesan…Oh my! Here’s a fun and creative way to serve up a side order of garlicky goodness with your favorite Italian meal OR BBQ. They can be super easy…using premade pizza dough from a can OR you can whip up my favorite Easy Pizza Dough and instead of forming rounds, stretch it into a rectangle, slather it with my magical garlic butter and turn it into cute little knots. The choice is yours!
Slather one half of each with the compound butter that you already made.
Fold the dough in half, laying the top half evenly over the bottom to cover all of the butter.
Using a pizza cutter, slice the dough into approximately 10-12 strips resembling bread sticks.
Carefully turn each strip into a knot.
Take both loose ends and fold around the dough knot to meet at one side, pressing the two ends together.
- 2 cans pizza dough or 1 recipe Easy Pizza Dough
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced or grated
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
- 1 teaspoon parsley (fresh or dried is fine)
- 3 tablespoons grated parmesan (I like a parm/romano combination)
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt/ or to taste
- parchment paper
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- For the compound butter, in a small bowl microwave all of the ingredients but the dough. It shouldn't take more than 20 seconds to soften the butter and smell a hint of garlic. Stir until the mixture is well combined. Let it sit to solidify for a moment.
- Remove the pizza dough from the tubes and gently roll each out onto a piece of parchment paper to approximately 15" x 20" . Slather one half of each with the compound butter that you already made.
- Fold the dough in half, laying the top half evenly over the bottom to cover all of the butter.
- Using a pizza cutter, slice the dough into approximately 10-12 strips resembling bread sticks. (See pictures)
- Carefully turn each strip into a knot (see pictures, it is ok to stretch the dough a little if you need to make them longer for knotting) and take both loose ends and fold around the dough knot to meet at one side, pressing the two ends together.
- Place dough knots ends down onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- IF MAKING WITH EASY PIZZA DOUGH, let the dough rise once, split it into two balls, flatten them, and form like the store bought dough. You may need a little flour to keep it all from sticking, and you will want to give the dough 15-20 minutes to rise once the knots have been formed and placed on the parchment paper.
- Before placing into the oven, brush any remaining butter mixture over the buns. If you need to, add another tablespoon of butter to what is left and melt in the microwave before brushing over rolls.
- Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden on top.