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Instant Pot Garlic Knots – Easy Homemade Recipe!

If you’re a fan of the heavenly combination of soft, doughy goodness and aromatic garlic, then Instant Pot Garlic Knots are about to become your new obsession. This recipe is not only a time-saver but also guarantees a delicious outcome that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. 

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Proofing garlic knots in the Instant Pot offers several advantages that contribute to a quicker and more convenient cooking process, as well as enhancing the final texture and flavor of the knots. Here are some reasons why proofing garlic knots in the Instant Pot is a good idea:

  1. Time Efficiency: Traditional proofing methods for dough involve allowing it to rise at room temperature for an extended period. Using the Instant Pot’s warm and controlled environment speeds up the proofing process significantly. This is especially beneficial when you’re short on time and want to enjoy freshly baked garlic knots sooner.
  2. Consistent Temperature: The Instant Pot maintains a consistent and warm environment ideal for yeast activation and dough rising. This controlled temperature helps ensure that the dough rises evenly, resulting in uniform and fluffy garlic knots.
  3. Versatility: The Instant Pot’s versatility extends beyond its primary function of pressure cooking. By using the pot as a proofing chamber, you’re making the most of its multifunctionality and reducing the need for additional kitchen appliances.
  4. One-Pot Convenience: Proofing directly in the Instant Pot eliminates the need for transferring the dough to different containers. This one-pot convenience minimizes cleanup and streamlines the overall cooking process, making it more user-friendly.
  5. Moisture Retention: The sealed environment of the Instant Pot helps retain moisture during proofing. This can contribute to a softer and more tender final texture in the garlic knots, enhancing their overall quality.
  6. Consistent Results: Using the Instant Pot for proofing provides consistent results, regardless of external factors like room temperature or humidity. This predictability ensures that your garlic knots will turn out well each time you use the Instant Pot for proofing.
  7. Flavor Infusion: The Instant Pot’s enclosed space can also enhance flavor infusion during the proofing process. As the dough rises, it may absorb more of the garlic and other aromatics present in the Instant Pot, contributing to a more flavorful end product.

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My husband and sons love bread. Adding a simple bread product to any meal elevates it by a million in their eyes! Now, add something with garlic on it and they’re calling me the best mom ever! These Instant Pot Garlic Knots are easy and will wow your family for sure.

I love that these garlic knots can be made in the IP and proofed for an hour, while you cook your meal. Then, just bake in the oven and serve with your meal!  They make a great side for Mango Shrimp!

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These Instant Pot Garlic Knots would be great with spaghetti, lasagna, or even baked chicken or fish. They really go with just about any meal! Try them with this chili with stew beef.

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Serve these garlic knots with marinara sauce and they would be a great game day snack or appetizer. Bring them to a potluck and watch the crowd go wild over them!

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They are so delicious and buttery!

Serve these garlic knots alongside Chicken Tenderloins & Garlic Pasta or Spicy Romano Chicken Pasta.

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Let me know if you make these Instant Pot Garlic Knots and how they turned out!

 

Instant Pot Garlic Knots

Instant Pot Garlic Knots

Yield: 24 garlic knots
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes

Instant Pot Garlic Knots are so delicious and easy to make! Proof in the IP and bake for a side dish or appetizer for your Italian meals, or a great snack!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp warm water
  • 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup + 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together your water and yeast. Allow it to sit and proof for 5 minutes.
    2. After the 5 minutes, add in your sugar, salt, oil, and flour. Knead together with your stand mixer using the dough hook (on low) or by hand for 7 minutes.
    3. Coat the inside of your Instant Pot with oil. Place the ball of dough inside. Place the lid on your Instant Pot and set to “yogurt” mode for 1 hour.
    4. While the dough is proofing, melt together your butter, garlic and seasoning. Set aside.
    5. Once done, transfer to a lightly floured flat surface.
    6. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. (You can also use an air fryer!)
    7. Cut your dough ball into quarters.
    8. Roll each quarter into a long stick like shape. Cut each of those into an even 6 pieces.
    9. Tie each piece into a knot.
    10. Place as many on a cookie sheet or pie pan for 12 minutes.
    11. Make sure to not overcrowd as knots will expand.
    12. Once they have reached a golden brown, remove from the oven.
    13. While your knots are still hot, brush your knots with your butter mixture.
    14. Serve and enjoy!

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Sunday 3rd of March 2024

[…] Instant Pot Garlic Knots are a quick and easy bread option that can be ready in about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Made with basic dough ingredients and infused with garlic flavor, these knots are soft and aromatic. They have a savory taste that pairs well with Italian dishes. Perfect for a last-minute addition to any meal, they’re sure to be a hit.Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Garlic Knots […]

Marlene

Monday 25th of September 2023

My family also loves any meal with garlicky bread so this recipe is perfect. I'm not an experienced baker and found this recipe to be very easy to follow. Next time I may have to double the recipe!

Gena

Wednesday 27th of September 2023

thanks!

Paula

Monday 25th of September 2023

The IP made these garlic knots so fast and easy! I'll be making these every week now.

Iris

Monday 25th of September 2023

Another Instant Pot recipe to add to my list. Soft, savory, and a perfect side dish for dinner!

Maggie

Monday 25th of September 2023

What?? I had no idea you could proof dough in the insta pot. I make bread dough all of the time and now I am letting it rise this way. This will be especially useful in the cold months when the kitchen isn't as warm.

Gena

Wednesday 27th of September 2023

Yes, my mind was blown!

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