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Parmesan Garlic Knots {Guest Post}

These Parmesan Garlic Knots are an easy, addicting appetizer for game day or any party! Soft homemade pizza dough knots topped with garlic, butter and Parmesan cheese! I know I’ll be reaching for another! 

I am super excited to introduce you to one of my blogging Besties (Can you say that outside of High School? Not sure. Sorry, David!)!

These Parmesan Garlic Knots are an easy, addicting appetizer! Soft homemade pizza dough is brushed with butter and sprinkled with garlic and Parmesan cheese! A perfect recipe for Game Day or any party!

David blogs over at Spiced, where he bakes and cooks up the most fantastic creations! He is my go-to for Manly Foods like this Roasted Potato, Bacon & Onion Pizza and this Bacon and Jalapeño Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, but he also bakes up drool worthy breads, donuts (& Apple Fritters!!!) and desserts like these Turtle Brownies. Just try and tell me you can resist those brownies dripping with caramel and pecans. I think not.

I know you are dying to reach in and grab one of these Parmesan Garlic Knots but I’m not quite ready to let Dave have you.

I found David on Instagram of all places! He left an hilarious comment on one of my posts and then I was intrigued by our shared love of reading The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes over and over again (and food, obvi). I clicked over to his blog and I’ve been hooked ever since! I feel super lucky to have him as a friend, mentor and general flavor inspiration!

These Parmesan Garlic Knots are an easy, addicting appetizer! Soft homemade pizza dough is brushed with butter and sprinkled with garlic and Parmesan cheese! A perfect recipe for Game Day or any party!

Hey there, American Heritage Cooking fans! I’m Dave from Spiced, and I’m dropping by today to bring you this awesome recipe for Parmesan Garlic Knots. As I’m sure you know, Lindsey is up in NYC settling into her gig learning how to be a pastry chef. I’m seriously jealous of her skills, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing the results of her classes here soon. But for now, it’s almost Super Bowl time…and that means we need delicious Super Bowl snacks. These Parmesan Garlic Knots are a favorite in our house, and I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Although Lindsey is up in NYC at the moment, she calls Atlanta home. I also spent a number of years living in the A, but sadly I didn’t know Lindsey back then. It’s probably a good thing since I would have been begging her to make me cupcakes all of the time. In fact, I was what you might call lazy back then.  I played a lot of video games and made a lot of quick (aka “really bad for you”) dinners.  After all, it was just me and my dog, so the thought of actually making a real dinner after a long day at work just didn’t sound like fun.  (The weekends were another story, however…but there were still only 2 days and just 1 person to eat all of the food.)

These Parmesan Garlic Knots are an easy, addicting appetizer! Soft homemade pizza dough is brushed with butter and sprinkled with garlic and Parmesan cheese! A perfect recipe for Game Day or any party!

Then I met my wife, and my habits changed.  Slowly some of that video game time turned into gym time in the morning.  And then some of that couch-sitting time turned into recreational sports in the evening.  We even took up tennis lessons for about a year before we moved up here to the frozen tundra of upstate New York.  Unfortunately, our tennis rackets have been hanging in the garage unused for way too long now, but we did take up curling instead.  When in Rome…

I have fond memories of those tennis lessons.  It was me, my wife and my sister-in-law along with a handful of other folks.  Our coach was awesome, and I looked forward to those Wednesday night outings.  Ok, ok, so what do these delicious Parmesan Garlic Knots have to do with weeknight tennis lessons?  Well, we would sometimes go out for a beer and garlic knots with our tennis coach after our lesson.  I fully recognize the irony of working out only to sit down for garlic knots and a beer afterwards.  But it’s all about balance, and I try to follow that mantra every day.  (By balance, I mean a cookie in each hand.  Haha…just kidding!  Despite my childhood wishes, I’m not actually the Cookie Monster.)

These Parmesan Garlic Knots are an easy, addicting appetizer! Soft homemade pizza dough is brushed with butter and sprinkled with garlic and Parmesan cheese! A perfect recipe for Game Day or any party!

With the Super Bowl quickly approaching, it’s all about tasty appetizers.  I’m talking delicious finger foods that you can pick up quickly so you don’t miss any of the commercials.  (C’mon…admit it.  The commercials were definitely more entertaining than the actual game last year!)  I’ve been thinking about garlic knots for a while now, and I figured the Super Bowl was the perfect opportunity to whip up a batch.

These Parmesan Garlic Knots are really quite simple to make, too.  I used my go-to pizza dough recipe, but you could certainly just grab store-bought dough instead.  (You could also try calling your local pizza shop.  Chances are they will sell you some dough for just a couple bucks, and it’s probably much tastier than the grocery store version.)  Then I just shaped the dough into simple knots and baked those bad boys up.  A little butter, garlic and Parmesan added to the top once they are baked and you’re all set with this classic gameday snack. Enjoy!

Lindsey, here! I know you will love Spiced as much as I do, so hop on over there and check it out!

Don’t forget to follow David on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Parmesan Garlic Knots

Parmesan Garlic Knots

Ingredients

  • 1 batch pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ Tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • ¾ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1½ tsp kosher salt
  • cornmeal, for dusting knots

Instructions

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Place pizza dough on a well-floured countertop or cutting board; roll dough into a large rectangle (~12”x16”).
  3. Using a pizza wheel, cut dough in half length-wise, then cut each half into 8 equally-sized strips. (Note: You will end up with 16 total pieces of dough.)
  4. Roll each strip of dough into a 6”-7” rope. Tie each rope into a square knot, tucking the ends into the center of the knot.
  5. Place knots onto parchment-lined sheet pans; sprinkle tops of knots with cornmeal and then cover lightly. (Tip: I lightly cover my dough with plastic wrap, and the cornmeal keeps the dough from sticking to the wrap.)
  6. Cover pans and place in a warm location for 45 minutes, or until knots have almost doubled in size. (Tip: For a warm location, I turn my oven on to 100°F. Then I turn it off and use the oven as a warming area. Just make sure to turn the oven off before putting dough in!)
  7. Once dough has risen, brush tops with olive oil.
  8. Bake knots at 350°F for 18-22 minutes, or until knots are light golden in color. (Tip: If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven while preheating; bake knots (still on the parchment paper) directly on the pizza stone.
  9. While knots are baking, melt the butter and stir in the minced garlic, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and kosher salt.
  10. Remove knots from oven and brush with the garlic butter mixture. Serve hot.
https://www.cheflindseyfarr.com/2015/01/parmesan-garlic-knots/

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25 Comments

  • Shashi at RunninSrilankan
    January 28, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Yes – life is ALL about balance and bodies need to be “refueled” after long tennis matches with Parmesan garlic knots -like these (which I bet taste way better than the restaurant ones)! These rolls scream for a scratch and taste monitor – so good to see David on here, Lindsey! Hope you are learning boatloads and perfecting your already ah-mazing baking skillz!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 1, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Thanks, Shashi! Thanks to David, I am now craving parmesan garlic knots all the darn time!!!

      Reply
  • Renee @ Two in the Kitchen
    January 28, 2015 at 8:22 am

    These parmesan knots look positively amazing!!! I’m ready for one now!! 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Me too!!

      Reply
  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    January 28, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Hi David! These garlic knots look irresistible! bread + parmesan + garlic is deeeeelicious

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

      For realz, right?!?! I want twelve right now!

      Reply
  • Steph
    January 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Yum!! I love anything with garlic, and these garlic knots look delicious! Speaking of garlic, have you heard of The Stinking Rose? It’s an awesome restaurant that features a ton of garlic dishes! SO GOOD! Sadly, the restaurant’s only in California 🙁

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 1, 2015 at 10:59 am

      I haven’t heard of the Stinking Rose, but it will go on my list the next time I visit!! I love garlic!

      Reply
  • David @ Spiced
    January 28, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you so much for allowing me to rent AHC for the day! (Lindsey, just send me the bill later…) These Parmesan Garlic Knots are seriously one of my favorite recipes ever for snacking on while watching football/basketball games. 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 1, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Pssh thank YOU!!!!! No bills just baked goods! Have an amazing Super Bowl Sunday, David! Sorry I wasn’t there to document your curling tournament on Friday…tee hee! I am sure all of the internet is severely disappointed. 😉

      Reply
  • Mira
    January 28, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Loving these parmesan garlic knots! Can’t wait to try them 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 1, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Me too, Mira! Mmmm parmesan

      Reply
  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
    January 29, 2015 at 1:28 am

    These garlic knots look amazing, David! They look like the perfect snacks to munch on while watching the big game! I totally wish I had some right now!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 1, 2015 at 10:57 am

      I do too, kelly! I could just sink my teeth into one right now!

      Reply
  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
    January 29, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Garlic rolls are my weakness! Thank you David for sharing these with us today!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Me too, Ashley!!!

      Reply
  • marcie
    January 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I would fall hard for these garlic knots being that I love anything to do with fresh baked bread (and pizza)! These look absolutely delicious and would make such a great side dish!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 1, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Me too, Marcie!!! Plus anything generously coated in butter and Parmesan is fine by me!

      Reply
  • Miss Kim @ behgopa
    January 29, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Yummy! I still remember the first time I came across you, David, from back when you nominated Lindsey to do the ALS ice bucket challenge. It seems like yesterday. The first thing I saw of you was dumping ice water on yourself and thought hmm what a good sport lol. And that led me to your blog to find many yummy recipes.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 1, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Haha! I remember that incident too! Mostly because I nominated you, Miss Kim, and I almost died laughing just thinking about it!

      Reply
  • Julia | JuliasAlbum.com
    January 30, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Delicious parmesan knots – these will be so perfect for the Super Bowl part this weekend!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 1, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Thanks, Julia!

      Reply
  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen
    February 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I totally need to make these! I can’t find a restaurant around us with really good garlic knots. They never have enough flavor. But these look completely awesome!

    Reply
  • Sophie
    February 4, 2015 at 11:36 am

    An excellent guest post, my friend! Very Yummy knots too!

    Reply
  • benefits of garlic
    June 11, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Fantastic blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused .. Any suggestions? Appreciate it!|

    Reply

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