You might think there is some big story behind this recipe, but in fact, the recipe creation of air fryer Parmesan dusted garlic knots was one more of necessity than anything else. My youngest as you all know has severe food allergies and some local pizzerias use latex gloves to prepare the dough. Any latex contact on food or elsewhere for my son can prove deadly. Therefore, I have taken the worry out one of his favorite eats by creating this recipe at home in minutes.
The air fryer is one of the best appliances due to its versatility, frying or baking fast. It’s revolutionizing food preparation. To keep this recipe fast, and simple, I chose easy to find ingredients. There are no additives in them, just plain, simple and fresh!
Lavishly live this recipe for Air Fryer Parmesan Dusted Garlic Knots out loud and print it and bookmark this page!
Air Fryer Parmesan Dusted Garlic Knots
Really they are as good as they look. You can dip these in sauce, or eat them plain, it really does not matter the fact that I can cook in batches is perfect. No more running the oven and heating the kitchen up just for a small treat.
Game day perfect, or any day delicious. These are bite-size for kids or those watching their food intake. Use them for a soup, salad and bread night! Truly easy and tasty!
Gather your ingredients, and get yourself all organized, because once you start frying you don’t want to stop to create these knots. Also, your fingers will be oily and you don’t want to drop a platter. Get ready to fend everyone off, the smell wafting through the air is magnificent, you’d swear you are at a pizzeria.
I suggest doubling the batch right from the beginning, because I know for a fact that these will disappear before your very eyes! Ready? Did I mention these are economical to make? SO much less of a splurge than pizza shop garlic knots that run $2.50 or more a piece and don’t deliver that taste you are craving anyway!
The Air Fryer
You can use any air fryer you want, timing may change, but always shoot for less time and adjust up. There’s nothing worse than the smell of air fried food that is burned. NO need to explain how I know that little tidbit of information!
There are so many options for air fryers, use the brand you like. Make sure to check out a few different brands before you purchase. I say bigger is better (IMO) and I love square more than round baskets, but really just a preference.
Lastly, don’t buy a really cheap air fryer (Under $50), it will smell and taste funny. Invest in a good brand because, it will last a bit longer. I have cooked through 3 of these already. The cords over heat, or are not long enough, and some of the bases can get warm, etc.
Which leads me to an additional point: Do not place on your stove top. If you have to, use a heat-resistant cutting board. The bases get very, very warm. Don’t load the air fryer basket with oil either!
Also, food tastes bad in some of these even if you bake it off ahead of time (the air fryer). You don’t want the awful flavor that can come with air fryers. We suffered through that for you already (eye roll).
Any brand of the below listed products will do. It’s whatever you have in the house or in your local grocery store. Trust me, I have tried multiple brands and one thing is consistent, the flavor! This is simple and really won’t be messed up no matter what you do!
If I might make ONE suggestion it is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The consistency just tastes better because light is more for things that don’t matter. You want the flavor on this! Pour it on, and dunk those little chunks of dough!
1 13.8 Oz Refrigerated Pizza Crust
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
3 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
Parmesan Cheese Powder
Roll dough out onto a cutting board. Cut dough into equal ¼” strips.
Wrap each strip into knots.
Mix Olive Oil & Garlic in a bowl. Dip each knot into the mixture
Place all on a plate and dash with Garlic Salt.
Transfer Balls 12 at a time to Air Fryer
Program Fryer for 400° for 4 minutes (please note, the more batches you create the less time each batch will need, so you
will probably end up at about 2 minutes per batch rather than 4 minutes)
Once timer sounds, open, remove to platter, and dust with Parmesan, serving warm.
This will yield about 38 pieces.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 4 Minutes
Total Time: 14 Minutes
Tips For Cooking This Recipe
I do highly suggest preparing your ingredients ahead of time. Tie all the knots before you ever start the air fryer as the procedure will move quickly. Do dust the knots at the end with a very good Parmesan and allow it to seep into the warm knots. Serve warm, and chill those that are unused (if there are any)
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PRINT THE RECIPE HERE
- 1 13.8 Oz Refrigerated Pizza Crust
- 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 3 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
- Garlic Salt
- Parmesan Cheese Powder
- Roll dough out onto cutting board. Cut dough into equal ¼” strips.
- Wrap each strip into knots
- Mix Olive Oil & Garlic in a bowl. Dip each knot into the mixture
- Place all on a plate and dash with Garlic Salt.
- Transfer Balls 12 at a time to Air Fryer
- Program Fryer for 400° for 4 minutes (please note, the more batches you create the less time each batch will need, so you will probably end up at about 2minutes per batch rather than 4 minutes)
- Once timer sounds, open, remove to platter, and dust with Parmesan, serving warm .
- This will yield about 38 pieces.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 4 Minutes
- Total Time: 14 Minutes
In need of more air fryer recipes? Check out my Air Fried Southern Pickles and Air Fried Funfetti Oreos. Air Fried Hot Dogs with Dorito Crunch, Air Fried Cinnamon Donuts, Air Fried Grilled Cheese Bites, Air Fried Breakfast Sausage Wraps, and more.
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