So, this year, the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t in the Superbowl. Last year, we created a slew of snacks to celebrate the momentous occasion, and even though our team won’t be playing, chances are that these Garlic Knots can still make an appearance as a tasty, low point party snack.
Garlic knots utilize the same basic recipe as bagels, pizza dough, and other three-ingredient treats, with a bit of a twist. We’ve even built on that basic recipe to create a popular lightened-up biscuit.
My wife is a huge fan of Olive Garden. And garlic. And, basically, any salty snack. When we started WW together, those loves became a bit of a problem.
I try to be creative in thinking of ways to indulge in my favorite comfort foods. For me, deprivation makes it much harder to stick with any wellness plan long term. My wife reports that this is even more difficult for her.
Consequently (and also due to my picky-eater toddlers), my recipe creation tends to avoid focusing only on veggies. I look at what I love, and I try to find a version that works a little better.
Three ingredient dough garlic knots
It’s Superbowl season and what better way to celebrate than with a slew of delicious snacks? These Garlic Knots are another spinoff of the super-popular three-ingredient dough, and they’re part of our series of party snacks.
Serve with your next pasta feast or alone for a salty, satisfying snack. Check out this post for an index of our favorite party foods.
To create the knots,
- 2 eggs 1 for the dough, 1 for the egg wash
- 3/4 cup Self-rising Flour I use Gold Medal Brand
- 3/4 cup 0% Greek Yogurt I use Wegman’s or Fage
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- EVOO for topping knots (just a spritz for each knot)
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Crack 1 egg into a bowl, and scramble it with a fork.
- Mix the flour, egg, and Greek yogurt in a bowl.
- Knead all ingredients until dough is formed and there is no rogue flour at the bottom of the bowl. It will be a little sticky, but it should be elastic.
- Cut dough into four pieces and shape into 1SP “worms”.
- With floured hands (I definitely add a little flour here, but less than 1/4 cup, which would add points to your recipe, in theory), shape into a “knot.”
- Mince your garlic cloves, and mix in a little bowl with Italian seasoning.
- Spritz each knot with EVOO spray, then top with a sprinkle of your garlic/seasoning mixture.
- Bake for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Check periodically until they’re golden brown and ready to eat.
- Cool and serve, if you wish, with some zero point pasta sauce.
These knots come out at 1SP per knot, and they go really well with the zero point pasta sauce for a nice, salty treat.