Parmesan-Bacon Garlic Knots

Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 7 knots

Ingredients:

  • 1 package pre-made pizza dough
  • 7 thin slices bacon
  • ½ stick butter
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • Basil, finely chopped
  • Parmesan, grated, to garnish
  • Marinara sauce, to dip

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. 
  • Unroll the pre-made pizza dough and cut it into 7 even strips. Roll each dough piece with your hand until it resembles a rope roughly the same length as a bacon slice. Lay each dough rope on top of a bacon slice, fold, and tie it into a loose knot. Repeat.
  • Lay the knots on a parchment paper-lined tray and sprinkle with basil. Place the tray in the oven and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown and the bacon is slightly crisp. 
  • Remove the tray from the oven. Stir the minced garlic and oregano into a bowl of melted butter, and brush the mixture over each knot. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
  • Place the tray back in the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes. 
  • Remove and let cool slightly. Serve warm with marinara sauce on the side. 
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