Parmesan Bacon Knots

Parmesan Bacon Knots RecipePillowy Parmesan Bacon Knots tied into knots with strips of bacon! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and oh so delightful.

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So here’s the deal…

When asked what two foods I could not live without… What two foods I crave day and night.

Bacon and Yeast Rolls are the quick and final answer.

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I wouldn’t like giving up chocolate or ice cream.

I would be very put out to have to pass on cheese or pasta.

But I could not. Would not. Will never.

Give. Up. BACON.

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Or buttery yeast rolls, that perfume my house with the insatiable aroma of toasty wheat.

So obviously, in my book, this is the perfect flavor pairing.

Parmesan Yeast Rolls

Parmesan Bacon Knots consists of fluffy yeast rolls with nutty parmesan cheese folded into the dough.

Making Parmesan Yeast Rolls

The dough is cut into strips.

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Rolled into long slender ropes, and tied with a single thin strip of bacon.

(Please note, this might be the one and only time I tell you to buy thin bacon.)

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Can you see the appeal of Parmesan Bacon Knots?

As the yeast rolls puff up into golden cushions, the bacon crisps, ever so slightly. Just enough to offer a fatty crust on the outside of the knots, without making them impossible to pull apart.

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The dough absorbs the bacon flavor, making the knots ultra rich and porky.

And the little bits of bacon that are actually tied into the knot are covered on both sides by the dough, so they stay soft and moist… But still cook through.

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This just might be the dish that defines me.

I love these Parmesan Bacon Knots so much I would write {I *heart* Bacon Knots} on my hand if my teen daughter wouldn’t roll her eyes at me.

Parmesan Bacon Knots!

Maybe I’m getting a little carried away…

I’ll dial it down by saying, Parmesan Bacon Knots for Easter Brunch? Heck Yeah.

Parmesan Bacon Knots once a week? Now we’re talking.

Parmesan Bacon Knots Forever. You’ll have to make them to understand.

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P.S. I’ve got another amazing bread recipe on KitchenAid’s Kitchenthusiast Blog today. “Lava Bread” with Smoked Gouda and Roasted Red Peppers – Come See!

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5 from 4 votes

Parmesan Bacon Knots

Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Parmesan Bacon Knots Recipe - Tender yeast rolls tied into knots with bacon! A welcomed surprise on the dinner table. Incredibly irresistible!
Servings: 24 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Bacon Knots
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Potassium 88mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2.3%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 24 strips thin bacon


  1. Pour warm (not hot) water in the bowl of a with a bread hook attachment. Add the sugar and swirl around to dissolve the sugar and cool the water just a tad. Then sprinkle the yeast on top of the water the let it sit 10 minutes to foam. Once the yeast is foamy, add the egg, milk, and salt. Turn the stand mixer on low, and slowly add in the flour. Once the flour starts to come together, add the butter and parmesan cheese. Use the mixer to "knead" the dough for 5 minutes.
  2. Lift the dough and oil the sides of the bowl. Then place the dough back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise for 2 hours in a warm part of the kitchen. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Flatten out the dough and cut into 24 even strips. Lay one piece of bacon out at a time. Roll a piece of dough on the counter until it's the same length as the bacon. Then lay the dough rope on top of the bacon. Fold and tie into a loose knot and lay on the baking sheet. Repeat.
  4. Once each baking sheet has 12 knots, allow them to rest and rise another 20 minutes before placing in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the yeast rolls are golden brown and the bacon is slightly crisp. Remove and cool 5+ minutes before serving. Serve warm.

Parmesan Bacon Knots

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39 comments on “Parmesan Bacon Knots

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  4. martaposted October 16, 2014 at 2:46 am Reply

    what an inspiration! they look amazing! I’ll try to make them this weekend : )

  5. Nancy Longposted October 14, 2014 at 11:47 am Reply

    These sounds like breakfast, but think I’d also love them with a nice bowl of Chili!

  6. Helen @ Scrummy Laneposted April 26, 2014 at 11:00 am Reply

    My sister was a vegetarian for 7 years, but the smell of bacon was the thing that got her in the end. Love the step-by-step you gave us here. Thanks, I love these!

  7. Ella-HomeCookingAdventureposted April 17, 2014 at 7:31 am Reply

    An amazing appetizer.. for the next party I will definitely try these. I am sure they are as delicious as they look.

  8. JanetFCTCposted April 16, 2014 at 5:20 pm Reply

    This sounds like the most fantastic flavor combo ever! Soooooo trying these.

  9. Gabyposted April 15, 2014 at 11:52 am Reply

    Every kind of amazing!

  10. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted April 15, 2014 at 8:30 am Reply

    These do look crazy good. I know one man who would go bonkers over these. :-)

    Now you have me thinking about the two foods I couldn’t live without. I think cheese would be up there. And seafood… specifically sushi. :-)

  11. Jennie @themessybakerblogposted April 15, 2014 at 8:28 am Reply

    There is no way I’ll ever give up bacon. These are absolutely adorable. I’ll take a dozen.

  12. Laurenposted April 15, 2014 at 8:08 am Reply

    Umm….this is brilliant.

  13. Adele Keyes-Rainesposted April 15, 2014 at 10:07 am Reply

    Perfect for Easter? Perfect for ever. I just happen to have an unopened package of thin bacon and yeast in the fridge along with plenty of flour. Guess what I am making today! Copied and pasted.

  14. Sally Tewsposted April 14, 2014 at 10:58 pm Reply

    I just pinned these~I would love to make these,but
    so afraid of working with yeast and making things like
    pizza crust.My Family would LOVE these.
    Just today~I made candy-bacon,and my husband raved and raved.
    Made some points there. :-)
    Thanks~maybe will get the courage.

  15. Los | The Man, The Chef, The Dadposted April 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm Reply

    So so so simple, why didn’t I think of this?! I mean, it’s basically perfection. It’s after midnight and I’m salivating on my pillow.

    Thanks for the rumbling stomach and the great dreams I’m going to have tonight. I know what I’m making when I get off my diet.

  16. Blackbakerposted April 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm Reply

    These are great breakfast, snack, dinner anytime of the day idea! I love the knots! Cheers!

  17. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted April 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm Reply

    These rolls are beyond clever. I am so impressed. And yes I definitely am educated about your passion for bacon. I am laughing here. Two favorite smells are bacon and yeast rolls cooking. Is everyone in your household literally floating, lifted by the delicious smells emanating from the oven?

  18. Rebeccaposted April 14, 2014 at 7:05 pm Reply

    The best of two worlds combined. Oh my.

  19. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted April 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm Reply

    So. I need these in my life. Like, pronto!

  20. Norma @ Allspice and Nutmegposted April 14, 2014 at 5:41 pm Reply

    This is genius. Bacon bacon bacon. Love it.

  21. Christine @ Cooking with Cakesposted April 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm Reply

    VERY impressed with the knotting on these! mine would have been a hot hott mess lol

  22. Shainaposted April 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm Reply

    Not only am I salivating at the thought of bacon-wrapped bread, but the knots are so adorable!

  23. Becca from ItsYummi!posted April 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm Reply

    Two of my favorite things in the entire world…. bacon AND bread. You ROCK my world, Sommer!

  24. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted April 14, 2014 at 11:42 am Reply

    Brilliant, Sommer!

  25. Karlyposted April 14, 2014 at 10:26 am Reply

    I’m with you…I would never give up my bacon! And these rolls? I think I just died.

  26. Kristin Sposted April 14, 2014 at 8:38 am Reply

    These are simply beautiful. And now my mouth is watering. At work!

  27. marlaposted April 14, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply

    Did you say BACON?! Oh yes you did. Love the rolls!

  28. Julie @ Table for Twoposted April 14, 2014 at 8:25 am Reply

    What?! These are awesome!! I love the idea of using BACON and intertwining it throughout the entire roll!

  29. shelly (cookies and cups)posted April 14, 2014 at 8:23 am Reply

    Ok, I need to stop what I am doing right now and make these! LOVE!

  30. Heather Christoposted April 14, 2014 at 8:12 am Reply

    these are FANTASTIC Sommer!!! what a great idea!

  31. Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted April 14, 2014 at 7:37 am Reply

    Um, BRILLIANT. I have to try these!!

  32. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted April 14, 2014 at 7:27 am Reply

    Fun easy idea for Easter Sommer!

  33. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavorposted April 14, 2014 at 7:17 am Reply

    Woah! Bacon, parmesan and bread – it doesn’t get any better than that!

  34. Claire Gallamposted April 14, 2014 at 9:05 am Reply

    These are, literally, the most amazing things I’ve ever tasted.

  35. Mariaposted April 14, 2014 at 7:02 am Reply

    Wow! I know Josh would love these!

  36. Tieghanposted April 14, 2014 at 6:48 am Reply

    Whoa! These are awesome, Sommer! Perfect for Easter breakfast, brunch and dinner! :)

  37. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted April 14, 2014 at 4:51 am Reply

    I like the forever idea! You really can never have enough bacon…and carbs…so, together? Um HECK to the yes! Pinned :D Happy Monday!