If you’re a garlic knots lover or a carb lover for that matter, Grab the dipping sauce because these ultimate cheese-stuffed garlic knots are a must try with gooey melted cheese inside a delicious garlic knot outside. You won’t want to go back to those plain-Jane knots again. 😉
Are you looking for a delicious side every cheese lover will drool over? I’m here to tell you, this is it. We (everyone except Ryan 😉 ) love these cheesy garlic knots with a classic Italian dinner or just by themselves.
These little knots are made fairly quick to throw together. I love using the premade pizza dough from WinCo Foods. They not only carry white dough but also wheat which is fabulous when we’re wanting to get a little extra fiber. For just over a pound of dough, it’s only $1.28-$1.48 and a pound of dough will make about 12 good-sized garlic knots.
From start to finish these cheese-stuffed garlic knots took about 35-40 minutes to make and bake. With inactive bake time of about 25 minutes.
This recipe is pretty straightforward. You can find the full printable recipe and directions here.
I started with the dough and cheese sticks. I cut the cheese sticks lengthwise so the tube of dough would be easier to tie in the knot.
Next, I cut the dough into 12 equal pieces. Once cut, I stretched and flattened a piece of dough then put about 1/2 to 3/4 of a cheese stick (cut into thinner pieces) on the dough. Taking each side and pinching it between my fingers, I sealed the cheese in the center of the tube of dough. When you do this you’ll want to make sure you fully seal the stick otherwise the cheese will leak out when they’re baking.
Once the dough was sealed around the cheese, I carefully tied it into a knot and placed it onto a baking sheet. Make sure you bake on a greased sheet or silicone mat. I absolutely LOVE my silicone mats! If you don’t have one already you totally need to check them out. You can find them here.
After all the garlic knots are cheese-stuffed and on the baking sheet. You will be ready to give them their garlic coating. I mix all the garlic spread ingredients together then, using a basting brush, slather each garlic knot with the spread. Then into the oven. They are that easy!
They bake for 20-25 minutes or until the outside and bottoms have turned golden brown and the dough is cooked through.
We like to enjoy these delicious garlic knots with a side of marinara. You could use your favorite breadstick dipping sauce (ranch, meat sauce, alfredo).
The cheese inside is really what makes these so irresistible! It’s like the stuffed crust on a pizza (my favorite part) only slathered in a garlic sauce. YUM!
What dipping sauce will your cheese-stuffed garlic knots be diving into?
If you like this recipe you may also like these 3-Ingredient Sweet Strawberry Cream Cheese Croissants OR this 4-Cheese “Mini”cotti:
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