Four Cheese Pepperoni Pizza Knots

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These tasty little Pepperoni Pizza Knots are a fun and yummy twist on your favorite pizza! Super cheesy and easy to make!

pizza knot on a white plate with marinara sauce on the side

Pizza Knots | A Fun Pizza Night

Friends, meet the pizza knot. Have you heard of garlic knots? Those little dudes are all over the interwebs, but Pizza knots? Notsomuch.

So, these taste just like pizza, but are cuter, messier, cheesier and all around more fun to eat. And make. And then eat again.

You must make these pronto. I promise your life will get 37% better.

pizza knots on a white plate with marinara sauce on the side

Main Ingredients Needed

This is a basic pepperoni and cheese Pizza Knots recipe but you could always change the sauce and the toppings to suit your tastes. Maybe Chicken Alfredo Pizza Knots or even BBQ Chicken Pizza?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pizza Dough – I would highly recommend my pizza dough recipe but fresh dough sold at grocery stores these days will do!
  • Pizza Sauce – just regular ol’ pizza sauce here. Super good!
  • Italian Cheese Blend – this blend is perfect because it has mozzarella and parmesan cheese in it.
  • Pepperoni – just a few here and there. The more there are the messier it might be to tie into knots so add these sparingly.
  • Italian Seasoning – this herby addition is an optional garnish.

How to Make Pizza Knots

Don’t let this Pizza Knots recipe intimidate you too much, I’ll walk you through each step! Plus all of the nitty-gritty details are in the recipe card below. Let’s do this:

Step 1: Dough, Sauce and Toppings

Start out by rolling some pizza dough into a large rectangle. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on half of the dough and then sprinkle with a four-cheese Italian blend and a few pepperoni slices.

Step 2: Fold and Cut

Fold the top part of the dough over to cover your fillings and pinch the edges together to seal. Now, using a pizza cutter, slice into eight even pieces.

Step 3: Tie into a Knot

Now comes the fun/messy part. Twist each piece to try to contain the fillings….then carefully tie it into a knot. They all won’t be pretty, things will get messy and you will question your existence, but I promise you will pull through.

baked pizza knots on baking sheet

Step 4: Bake

Place each pizza knot onto a prepared baking sheet and top with any extra cheese that fell out and a sprinkling of Italian seasoning. Not all my knots actually looked like knots…..more like….pizza bombs?! Do not fear. This is totally fine.

Bake in the oven until the knots are puffy, golden, crispy, and oozing cheese. The best part 🙂 Hello gorgeous. Be sure to eat these warm to get the full cheese effect.

picking up a piece of a pizza knot

Sauces to Dip Pizza Knots In

And, be sure to have extra sauce on the side for dipping. Pizza coma straight ahead! Pizza knots are great dipped in a marinara sauce but if you’re into a white sauce check out this brown butter alfredo sauce usually used for pasta.

dipping a pizza knot in marinara sauce

We all LOVED these Pizza Knots and think you all will too! A perfect lunch or dinner for the weekend 🙂

Here’s the printable. Enjoy, friends!

eating pizza knots
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5 from 4 votes

Four Cheese Pepperoni Pizza Knots

These tasty little Pepperoni Pizza Knots are a fun and yummy twist on your favorite pizza! Super cheesy and easy to make!
servings 8 pizza knots
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 recipe fail proof pizza dough or 1 lb. from the store
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups grated italian four cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni slices
  • italian seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line baking sheet with silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • Roll pizza dough out into a large rectangle, about 16×20 {but doesn't have to be perfect}. Spread pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni onto half of the pizza dough, leaving a small edge border untouched.
    preparing pizza knots
  • Fold the other half of the dough over the top of the pepperoni and cheese and press around the edges to seal. Cut into 8 even strips.
    cutting pizza sandwich into strips
  • Twist each strip, then tie it into a knot. Top with any grated cheese that fell out while tying and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
    tying pizza knots
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until browned and cheese is oozing. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
    four cheese pepperoni pizza knots


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pizza knots
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24 Responses
  1. Cassidy

    5 stars
    I’ve now been making these knots for a few years. My family lives them. You can also take any combination of pizza you like and put it inside. Ranch BBQ sauce? Sure. Sausage? Sure. Veggies? Sure. They make great lunches to pull out of the freezer and stick in kid lunch boxes too.

  2. Jenn

    5 stars
    I did everything wrong, no pizza sauce, so I used leftover spaghetti sauce, wrong cheese, so I used what I had including cheese sticks. The main thing I did wrong though was only making one batch of dough, because these were so delicious, there was not enough for everyone to go back for more! Thank you so much for your creativity and your dough recipe!

  3. Shania

    Well, there are actually things called pizza ropes. They are very similar. A bakery in Western Australia had been making them for about two years. Its sad through because they only ever put tomato paste in. They still taste good but this looks even better and so easy to make. Pizza ropes have been mr favourite for a long time but this looks even better! Sorry if the spelling to some words are different there are slight alterations in the Australian English language. Looks so good, can’t wait to try it out!

  4. Aneesa

    Hi Lauren! Huge fan of you, your posts and your recipes! Do you have a good recipe for homemade pizza sauce? Glad to hear the kids are ok.
    Aneesa – Cape Town

  5. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    I love garlic knots. Which means these babies have got to be incredible bites of joy. Especially after recovering from being sick.

  6. Natalie @ Paper And Birch

    Glad your little ones are feeling better! And what a great way to celebrate 🙂 I’d never heard of garlic or pizza nots. These look super yummy 🙂 🙂

  7. Maggie Unzueta @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen

    I might have these for breakfast. They look so good! Ok, I’ll practice patience and pin for later. 🙂

  8. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    So glad your kids are feeling better! YAY!
    Oh man, I can seriously get into these pizza knots! And, they look wayyyyyy easier than I first thought by looking at the pictures.
    Hello Friday!