Italian Herb Bread I

Italian Herb Bread I

256 Reviews 29 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 40 m
Ann Barr
Recipe by  Ann Barr

“This aromatic bread can be served with dinner, or the dough can be used for pizza.”

New! Find ingredients on sale

  • Tap On Sale, then swipe through different local stores.

  • Look through the ingredients list for store discounts!

This feature is in beta testing. Thanks for your patience as we improve it!

Your ingredient has been saved! Go to Shopping List.


Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 loaves



  1. Mix yeast, warm water, and white sugar together in a large bowl. Set aside for five minutes, or until mixture becomes foamy.
  2. Stir olive oil, salt, herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, cheese, and 3 cups flour into the yeast mixture. Gradually mix in the next three cups of flour. Dough will be stiff.
  3. Knead dough for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it is smooth and rubbery. Place in an oiled bowl, and turn to cover the surface of the dough with oil. Cover with a damp linen dish towel. Allow to rise for one hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.
  4. Punch dough down to release all the air. Shape into two loaves. Place loaves on a greased cookie sheet, or into two greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise until doubled in size, about a 30 minutes.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Remove loaves from pan(s), and let cool on wire racks for at least 15 minutes before slicing.

Share It

Reviews (256)

Rate This Recipe


This was very good. I cut the recipe in half, used Parmesan cheese, and used spelt flour for half the flour. The end results were delicious. This would make excellent pizza dough. It went great with fettuccine alfredo.



My loaf did not fully get cooked in the middle of the bread for some reason. It smelled and tasted good, though, but it was a lot of hard work kneading in all 6 cups flour - my arms felt like they were going to fall off! Plus it took more than the 30 minutes to prepare it, simply to knead the dough (It gets REALLY stiff). Everyone who ate it loved it, but I'm not sure if I'll make it again because of the elbow grease involved.



This bread was great! The directions were so easy to follow and even though I wasn't able to incorporate all 6 cups of flour to the dough, it turned out just fine and it smelled delicious. The only bad thing was that I made it for another family and so I didn't get to eat any!

More Reviews

Similar Recipes

Italian Bread Using a Bread Machine

Italian Bread Using a Bread Machine

Mama D's Italian Bread

Mama D's Italian Bread

Cheese Herb Bread

Cheese Herb Bread

Italian Bread Baked on a Pizza Stone

Italian Bread Baked on a Pizza Stone

Italian Cheese Bread

Italian Cheese Bread

Rosemary Herb Bread

Rosemary Herb Bread


Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 161 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs
  • 26.6 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 322 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



previous recipe:

Italian Bread Using a Bread Machine


next recipe:

Garlic and Herb Bread