Easy, DIY Garlic Knots

First, take a package of store-bought pizza dough (or dough that you purchased from your local pizzeria), roll it into a rectangle. 

Then, cut it into thin strips about 8 inches in length. Then, tie each strip into a small, loose knot. Place the knots on a well-oiled baking sheet, sprinkle them with salt, and cover them loosely with plastic wrap. Then, place them in a warm place to rise for about 30 minutes.

Bake the garlic knots in a 350-degree F oven for about 20 minutes, until they're golden brown. While the knots are baking, melt a few tablespoons of butter in a saucepan. Add minced garlic to taste.

Cook for 3—4 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant and softened. Keep the garlic butter warm until the knots are done baking. As soon as the knots come out of the oven, toss them in the garlic butter and enjoy.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.

Can't Get Enough Garlic?

From tomato sauce to stir-friesgarlic is one of the most recognizable aromatics, present in almost every cuisine worldwide. Not only is it delicious, but garlic also holds a place among many other nutritious vegetables and seeds as a superfood. Garlic can be purchased in supplement form, but we think it's a whole lot tastier to get all the garlic you need in the food you eat, like these delicious, garlicky dishes.

Click here to see Everybody's Favorite Superfood: Garlic — 9 Great Recipes (Slideshow)

 - Julie Ruggirello