Bread Machine Garlic Knots

Bread machine garlic knots on a platter and one on a plate These bread machine garlic knots are extra soft and billowy. Slathered with a garlic butter these are a perfect to snack on dipping them in a marinara sauce or perfect along side your favorite soup. These go perfectly with my Pasta E Fagioli , you will even see that I was serving them with it in the photo.  I know these are traditionally made with pizza dough but these are more like rolls and so good. I am from the south and we serve garlic knots with soups and pasta dishes. On a recent trip to the Northeast I got to sample garlic knots in New York and New Jersey . If I lived there I would eat Bagels , Garlic knots and Pizza on a regular basis.  There is something special about all of the bread in the Northeast .

Bread Machine garlic knots on a white plater next to a blue napkin


What you will need to make Bread Machine Garlic knots :

  • Bread Machine -Click HERE for the one I use
  • Kitchen Thermometer -Click HERE for the one I use
  • Basting brush 
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking Pan -click Here for the one I use
  • Parchment paper
  • warm milk
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Yeast
  • egg
  • butter
  • Garlic
  • Parsley

Frequently asked questions :

  • Can I make these without a Bread machine ?   Yes you can but it’s a bit more work . Mix the dough as usual and then knead it for 10-15 minutes or until smooth and elastic like.
  • I have a jar of yeast how much should I use? 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast
  • Do I have to let the yeast bloom? Yes , this is an important step . You will not only let the yeast dissolve but when it foams up you know it is alive and the yeast is good.
  • Do I have to check the temperature of the milk ? Yes , If it is too hot you will kill the yeast

Let’s make some garlic knots !

Fist heat your milk up between 100-110 degrees , careful not to get it to hot or you will kill the yeast. In the well of a bread machine add the warm milk, yeast and sugar. Allow the yeast to bloom for about 15 minutes.

The well of the bread machine with the milk , sugar and yeast

Once the yeast is bloomed add the melted butter  and beaten eggs . Then add the flour and salt . Now close the lid , select the dough cycle and let the machine do its magic . It will mix , knead and let the dough rise all in the well.

All of the dry ingredients added to the bread machine

Once the dough is ready remove it from the well and place on to a floured surface. Cut into twelve strips .

The dough cut into 12 strips Roll each strip into a long rope and tie it into a knot. Place all of the knots onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover and et the knots rest for about 30 minutes .

Making the dough knots

Combine the melted butter , garlic and parsley in a small bowl. Brush the dough with the butter mixture coating them well Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes .

Brushing the knots with garlic butter

These are best served warm with a marinara sauce or along with your favorite soup.

A bread machine garlic knot on a plate with a bite taken out of it

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Bread Machine Garlic Knots

These bread machine garlic knots are soft and billowy . Slathered with a garlic butter these are a perfect snack or served with soup.
4.70 from 23 votes
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 14 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1 Bread Machine


  • 1 cup warm milk between 100-110 degrees
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 packet active yeast-approximately 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

Garlic Butter

  • 8 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1-2 Tablespoon garlic powder see notes
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Parsley


  • In the well of the bread machine add warm milk(between 100-110 degrees), sugar and yeast . Allow the yeast to bloom about 10-15 minutes
  • Add butter and beaten egg
  • Add flour and salt . Close the lid and set to the dough cycle .
  • Once the cycle is complete remove the dough and cut into 12 equal portions
  • Roll each piece into the shape of a long rope
  • Take each piece and fold it over one another tying a knot .Place each knot onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper . Cover and allow to rise for 30-45 minutes .
  • Once the knots have risen melt the butter in a small bowl. Add the garlic and parsley , Preheat oven to 350 degrees ,
  • Generously brush the rolls with the garlic butter making sure their is plenty of garlic on each knot.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.



My bread machine recommends adding your ingredients wet to dry , so check your manufacturers recommendations . 
If you prefer fresh minced garlic feel free to add the amount you like. 
If you don't have a bread machine no problem . Mix the dough like would normally mix a dough. Knead it for about 10 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic like. Let it rise in a covered oiled bowl for about an hour , or until it has doubled in size. Then start from step four. 
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1 year ago

5 stars
Made the garlic knots! They were awesome! Do you use 1 or2 dough strips to make the knot?

1 year ago
Reply to  Debbie

Thanks! There so good. My husband loved them!

1 year ago

Can I use bread machine yeast?

Nancy in NC
Nancy in NC
5 months ago
Reply to  Debbie

I often use bread machine yeast, and I proof it with best results.

2 months ago
Reply to  Nancy in NC

I am making them today with bread machine yeast

2 months ago

5 stars
These were good, but I recommend switching steps 8 and 9. If you apply the butter before baking, the knots dry out and are a little bland. The bread itself is very tasty, yet all the best knots I’ve had from restaurants are dripping with melted butter. You could also egg wash the knots before baking.