Rolls hot from the oven can take a dinner party from nice to amazing, but with all the other things clamoring for a cook’s attention, home-baked bread tends to fall through the cracks. These knot-shaped, garlic- and parsley-flavored rolls are different: You start with store-bought pizza dough, which slashes prep time; then just roll, brush with butter and flavorings, and bake. The dough knots also work as a stand-alone nibble, served with marinara sauce for dipping.
What to buy: Premade pizza dough is available bagged in 14- or 16-ounce portions at well-stocked groceries. If you’d like to make your own, you’ll need two-thirds of our Basic Pizza Dough recipe.
This recipe was featured as part of our Beyond Pepperoni: 6 Amazing Pizza-Dough Transformations project.
- Yields: About 15 dough knots
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total: 30 mins
- 1 package store-bought pizza dough
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- Kosher salt
- Marinara sauce and ranch dressing, for dipping
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Roll the pizza dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness, then cut it into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
- Tie each strip into a knot and arrange on a baking sheet.
- Bake until puffed and brown, about 20 minutes.
- While the knots bake, combine the butter, parsley, garlic, and a large pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Toss the hot knots in the butter mixture as soon as they come out of the oven. Serve with marinara sauce and/or ranch dressing.
Photos by Chris Rochelle