Crave-Worthy Two Ingredient Dough Garlic Knots are a super easy appetizer or side to serve with pizza or pasta. Better make a double batch!
Our two favorite Italian restaurants in Cocoa Beach, Florida, serve delicious baskets of garlic knots! We wanted to make a quick, easy version that can be ready in minutes. Now my family can’t get enough of these two ingredient dough garlic knots!
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What is two ingredient dough?
Two ingredient dough is a combination of self-rising flour and Greek yogurt. I usually use Gold Medal self-rising flour and Fage plain, fat-free Greek yogurt. This basic, yeast-less dough can be used to make so many things, from pretzel bites to pizza crust! I’ve been using two ingredient dough for several years now, and we still love it.
There is no waiting for yeast to rise, no pulling out half of the ingredients in your pantry, and no kneading for 20 minutes. Just combine, knead a couple of times, and you are ready to use the dough.
How To Make Two Ingredient Dough Garlic Knots
Mix the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt until the dough clumps together. You can use a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
Homemade Self-rising Flour
For one cup of self-rising flour, whisk together one cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Please note that this recipe was made using store-bought self-rising flour. If you choose to make your own, your results may vary, and you’ll have to make adjustments to the dough.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. I like using a silicone mat.
What should I do if my dough is sticky?
If the dough is too sticky or wet to work with, you can knead in a little more flour at a time until it is workable. But keep in mind that this dough tends to be a stickier dough.
Sprinkle the top of the clump of dough with flour and knead the dough several times. Finally, form the dough into a ball.
Cut the dough into eight pieces that are roughly the same size.
Now it’s time to form the two ingredient dough garlic knots. Take one piece of dough and roll it into a long tube. Make a loop at one end and thread the long end through the hole in the loop, forming a knot.
Place the garlic knots on a parchment-covered baking sheet.
Bake the two ingredient dough garlic knots at 475˚F for 10-14 minutes.
While the garlic knots are baking, put the melted butter, minced garlic, and dried parsley in a small bowl and stir to combine.
This butter, garlic, and parsley combination is the one we most commonly use, but there are many other delicious toppings you could try! Here are a few suggestions:
- butter, garlic, rosemary
- sprinkle with parmesan after adding garlic butter
- brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
- sprinkle with everything but the bagel seasoning
Brush the garlic butter over the garlic knots.
More Than Two Ingredients
The dough used to make the garlic knots is only made with two ingredients: self-rising flour and Greek yogurt. If you want to stop there, you can eat the plain bread knots. But we prefer to enjoy them with this delicious garlic butter on top.
These two ingredient dough garlic knots are so delicious! Plus I love that it makes a small batch so there are just enough for everyone to enjoy without leftovers.
Variation: Garlic Knots With Yeast Dough
We used two ingredient dough to make our garlic knots because it is so easy to whip together, but yes, you can definitely swap it out with another dough. Try using my pizza dough recipe or try the dough I use to make soft pretzel nuggets.
Other Recipes Using Two Ingredient Dough
- Enjoy these Two Ingredient Dough Pizza Rolls as dinner or a snack.
- Make Two Ingredient Dough Focaccia Bread for a side, an appetizer, or for sandwiches.
- Two Ingredient Dough Pretzel Bites are a family favorite!
- This Two Ingredient Pizza Dough Recipe is super easy to make.
Two Ingredient Dough Garlic Knots
- Put the self-rising flour and plain, fat-free, Greek yogurt in a large bowl.
- Mix on low speed until the dough clumps together.
- Turn out onto a floured surface. Sprinkle with flour, knead several times, and form into a ball. Cut it into eight pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a long tube and form a knot. Place on a parchment-covered baking sheet.
- Bake at 475˚F for 10-14 minutes, until golden brown.
- While the knots are baking mix together melted butter, minced garlic, and parsley. Brush over the garlic knots.