Pepperoni Bread Knots

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Recipe: #14471

October 04, 2014

"Because of the extreme flavor of these garlic knots, this is one of those times where store-bought refrigerated dough (which in my opinion taste really nothing like pizza dough) works just as well as homemade, so go ahead and make it easier on yourself use store-bought if you want to save some time!"

Original is 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (64.1 g)
  • Calories 158.9
  • Total Fat - 6.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 9.4 mg
  • Sodium - 205.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 5.6 g
  • Calcium - 97.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat butter and oil in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat until butter melts and foaming subsides. Add pepperoni and cook, stirring, until pepperoni begins to crisp, about 2 minutes. Add pepper flakes and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add parsley and chives and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Do not wipe out skillet.

Step 2

On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into two even pieces. Working one piece at a time, roll or stretch into an oblong about 8 inches long and 4 inches wide. With a bench scraper or knife, cut crosswise into 12 strips. Repeat with other half of dough.

Step 3

Tie each strip into a knot and transfer to bowl with pepperoni/garlic mixture. Toss and fold with your hands until every knot is thoroughly coated in mixture. Transfer the knots to the skillet in a single layer. Drizzle with more olive oil, cover tightly with plastic, and set aside until doubled in size, about 4 hours. Alternatively, refrigerate until doubled in size, 12 to 16 hours.

Step 4

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 425°F and adjust oven rack to center position. Unwrap garlic knots. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Transfer to oven and bake until golden brown and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from oven and immediately brush with more extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle lightly with more Parmesan.

Step 6

Serve right away with warmed sauce on the side.


  • A 10-inch cast iron skillet

1 Reviews

Lets Eat

We love these pizza flavored bread knots! The store bought bread dough works well and I plan to share this with my friends. It would make a great appetizer for a Super Bowl party or just as an appetizer when you have friends over.


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(25 Oct 2014)

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