Bread Machine Garlic Knots

These homemade garlic knots start with an easy recipe for bread dough made in your bread machine. They’re simple to make and a big hit at your dinner table!

“These are better than the ones you buy at the store!”

That was the feedback from my youngest taste-tester when I made these last night.

I’ve never really given much thought to how easily a homemade garlic knot could be made until I was recently confronted with a shortage of “storebought garlic knots” at the grocery store. (Sigh. How many times have you said that to yourself these last few years?)

A standard on “lasagna night” at my house, garlic knots are a crowd-pleaser with my boys. (I probably I need to work on a gluten free variation for myself and my husband.) And while garlic knots may seem complicated (I find most people tend to think homemade baked goods area), they’re shockingly quite easy to make…

…especially with the help of a bread machine. (Here’s the one I have.)

You simply layer the dough ingredients in the bread machine, press the dough cycle, and a little over an hour later, you’ve got a perfectly kneaded and proofed dough, ready for twisting/turning into a knot. A little homemade garlic butter mixture gets brushed on and you’re ready to bake!

Making garlic knots is not near as complicated as you might think. If you can layer ingredients in a bread machine, roll dough into a rope, and then tie it into a knot, you’re good to go. All that’s left to do? Make my Quick and Easy Lasagna to go with them. Dinner is done. ~Regan

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bread machine garlic knots

Bread Machine Garlic Knots

  • Author: Regan Jones, RD
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 40 min
  • Yield: 6 garlic knots


These homemade garlic knots start with an easy recipe for bread dough made in your bread machine. They’re simple to make and a big hit at your dinner table!



  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 225 g (about 1 3/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp.) all-purpose flour or bread flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 tsp. bread machine or active dry yeast


  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Prepare the Dough: Layer first 6 ingredients (water through yeast) in your bread machine. Start “dough” cycle. (I recommend proofing [letting your dough rise ] in your bread machine. Be sure that you’re on the dough cycle so that it doesn’t proceed onto the baking cycle. Alternatively, you could prepare the dough in the bowl of a stand mixer, using the dough hook, and let rise at room temperature in a warm spot.)
  2. Turn out proofed dough onto a lightly floured surface. Using floured hands shape dough into a small rectangle. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut dough evenly into 6 equal pieces. Roll each of the pieces of dough into a rope. Tie each rope into a knot, tucking under ends of knots, if desired. Arrange knots on a parchment-lined prepared baking sheet or baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  3. Let knots rest in a warm place free from drafts for a second rise, 30-45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. Prepare the Topping: Add butter, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt to a small saucepan. Cook over low until butter is melted, stirring to combine. Brush butter mixture evenly over knots, reserving any leftover butter mixture to brush over baked knots.
  5. Bake knots in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and brush knots with remaining butter mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan, if desired.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Bread Machine Time: 1 hour, 30 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 garlic knot
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 530 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g

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  1. These turned out so good! Good texture, soft and chewy. We added mozzarella cheese on some, yum! I’d probably use fresh herbs next time. That’s my only small critique. Thanks for the recipe!

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