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4 Ingredient Cheesy Garlic Knots

These cheesy garlic knots are so tasty, everyone will think you picked them up from the local Italian restaurant or pizza place. Soft and bready, but with a delicious cheesy texture mixed with butter and Italian seasoning…. they’re crazy good!

You can add as little or as much garlic flavor as you want by simply adjusting the amount of garlic you add making it easy to please even the pickiest of eaters.

4 Ingredient Cheesy Garlic Knots in a cardboard bowl with marinara dipping sauce.

Why We’re Lovin’ this Garlic Knot Recipe

  • Super easy to make, and little ones would LOVE to get involved with the assembly steps!
  • Of course, minimal ingredients but can be leveled up to make it your own.
  • No time-consuming ‘rolling the bread’ and ‘twisting into knots’.
  • Who doesn’t love warm, garlicky, cheesy, bread knots??

Making Easy Cheese Knots

Ingredients like butter, mozzarella, raw biscuits and seasonings on a marble table.

Groceries Needed

  • Butter: Margarine or plant-based butter is fine to use as a substitute for butter. It needs to be melted in order to brush it onto the buns.
  • Italian seasoning: Dried herbs are the easiest to use, but if you have them fresh, mince them very finely and mix them with the melted butter.
  • Mozzarella cheese: Shredded is what’s needed for the recipe, and pre-shredded, bagged cheese is perfectly fine. You’ll save money if you buy the block and shred it yourself though.
  • Can biscuits (8 count): Any canned biscuit dough will work. Just be sure there are 8 biscuits in the can, and they are not the “grands’ size. Pillsbury is the brand I used here, but your local store brand is perfect.
  • Marinara sauce: (for serving optional) Use your favorite brand.

Pantry Items

  • Garlic powder

**EAZYTIP: Salt, Pepper, Garlic powder, and Oil are not counted in the ingredient list because most home kitchens have these ingredients in their cupboards.

A garlic knot being dipped into the marinara sauce.

How to make these Bread Knots

  • Preheat your oven and lightly spray muffin tins with nonstick spray to prepare for baking.
  • Cut each biscuit into quarters to make small bite size pieces of dough
  • Melt the butter, this can be done in the microwave for about 30 seconds then string until fully melted.
  • Stir in your garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and parsley to give your butter the perfect garlic flavor.

  • Dip your bit-size biscuits in butter seasoning mix then roll them in cheese.
  • Place 2-3 biscuit quarters in each muffin space. They will connect together during the baking process to create a false knot.

  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown on top. These will cook faster than biscuits on a cookie sheet because the muffin tin will conduct heat around most sides of each “knot”
  • Serve immediately with marinara sauce if desired and enjoy!
Cardboard containers with 3 knots in each with dipping sauce.

Suggestions for Putting a Twist on this Recipe

  • Mince fresh garlic and add it to the butter instead of using garlic powder if you have it on hand.
  • Add a garnish of parsley if you would like to increase the parsley flavor over using only Italian seasoning.
  • You can turn these easy garlic knots into a fun lunch or easy dinner for the kids by swapping the classic marinara sauce for pizza sauce and adding pepperoni and your other favorite pizza toppings.
  • To add even more buttery flavor you can pour more melted butter over your garlic knots in the pan for them to soak up after they are baked.

How to Serve Them

These are great to use as a side dish for your favorite Italian meals such as this 4 Ingredient Cheater Lasagna.

Or, from pasta dishes like my 5 Ingredient Chicken Broccoli Pasta Bake to tasty soups like this insanely delicious Roasted Boursin Tomato soup, the garlic knots go fantastically well with almost anything. Pairing these as a side to your favorite salad recipe would be incredible as well.

Basically, use garlic knots in place of breadsticks or garlic bread. Inexpensive treats like this are great for adding to meals to make them more filling and help stretch your food budget.

Also, these make a great option to serve at gatherings such as your next game day party. Try placing a tray of these super simple garlic knots around a bowl of marinara or pizza sauce for a super simple appetizer.

Garlic knots with marinara sauce on a white nakpin with gold dots.

Storing and Freezing

Garlic knots like any other bread are not difficult to store. Keep them in an air-tight container, in the fridge for up to 4 days. To serve, bring them to room temperature and eat as is, or warm them in a microwave or toaster oven.

  • For Freezing: Keep them in a freezer-friendly, air-tight container for up to 3 months. Thaw to room temperature before serving.
  • To Freeze raw and Bake: Instead of putting them in a muffin tin, place them in silicone muffin cups and freeze on a baking sheet. When completely frozen, remove the silicone cup, and place all the knots in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • To Bake from Frozen: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the frozen knots into the silicone muffin cups or transfer them into a greased muffin tin. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
Can I use Pizza Dough instead for this recipe?

You could. The amount of pizza dough need more of the ingredients than I’ve listed for this recipe so you’d have to measure the amount of biscuit dough to the amount of pizza dough you’re using and adjust accordingly.

Can I switch out the mozzarella cheese?

Sure! Feel free to use any type of melting cheese that you like. Combine some cheeses if you prefer. Combine the mozzarella with some grated parmesan or shredded provolone. Using shredded sharp cheddar would be super delicious as well.

QUESTIONS? Ask me below in the comments!
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Yield: 10 knots

4 Ingredient Cheesy Garlic Knots

Cheesy garlic knots in a container with marinara dipping sauce.

4 Ingredient Cheesy Garlic Knots are soft, buttery, and garlicky with gooey cheese that we all love. Perfect for sides, appetizers, and more!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shreds
  • 1 can biscuits (8 count), quartered
  • Marinara sauce, for serving if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly spray muffin tins with nonstick spray
  2. Cut each biscuit into quarters
  3. Melt the butter and stir in garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and parsley
  4. Dip biscuits in butter seasoning mix then roll them in cheese
  5. Place 2-3 biscuit quarters in each muffin space
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top
  7. Serve immediately with marinara sauce if desired and enjoy!

Notes

Garlic knots like any other bread are not difficult to store. Keep them in an air-tight container, in the fridge for up to 4 days. To serve, bring them to room temperature and eat as is, or warm them in a microwave or toaster oven.

You can make them ahead of time by freezing them raw and baking, or simply baking them day you want to serve them, and then reheat. **Refer to the body of the post for more information.

Any store-brand refrigerated biscuits will do as long as they are not "grands".

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 110Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 22mgSodium 257mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 3g

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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