Appetizers & Snacks, Kid-Friendly

Pull-Apart Garlic Knots

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 52 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 12

Tip: For extra flavor, double the garlic Parmesan sauce and add to the bottom of the pan before cooking.

Tip: Don’t forget to add liquid to create steam and cook food.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 1 cup water, for steaming
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • Measuring Cups
  • Small Bowl
  • Silicone-Tipped Tongs
  • Step 1

    Pour 1 cup water into the pot. Push in the legs on the Crisper Tray, then place the tray in the bottom position in the pot. Spray the Ninja Multi-Purpose Pan (or 8-inch round baking pan) with cooking spray.

  • Step 2

    Divide dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 6-inch rope, then tie it into a knot. Place knots in the prepared pan and spray with cooking spray. Place the pan on the tray.

  • Step 3

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to Rapid Cooker. Select PROOF, set temperature to 95°F, and set time to 30 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin proofing.

  • Step 4

    In a small bowl, prepare the sauce while the rolls proof. Add garlic, parsley, Parmesan, salt, and olive oil. Whisk until fully combined.

  • Step 5

    When proofing is complete, open lid and use half of the prepared Parmesan sauce to generously cover each roll.

  • Step 6

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to Rapid Cooker. Select STEAM & CRISP, set temperature to 350°F, and set time to 8 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approx. 4 minutes before crisping).

  • Step 7

    When the cooking is complete, carefully remove the tray. Brush the rolls with the remaining Parmesan sauce and serve warm.