Italian Bread Recipe

Homemade Italian Bread

Easy homemade Italian bread infused with garlic and Italian seasonings. 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Homemade Garlic Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 -10
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour I used whole white wheat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons oregano divided
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese optional
  • 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water or use olive oil


  • Place ingredients through yeast into bread machine in order specified by your machine (liquids first or last)and set to dough cycle.
  • If you are making by hand, let the yeast bloom in the water for 5-10 minutes. Mix the flour and salt together and stir in the foamy water with a wooden spoon until incorporated. Knead until dough is nice and smooth--about 5 minutes. And then set in warm place covered by moist towel to rise until doubled in size--about 1-2 hours depending on temperature of your house.
  • Heat oven to 375.
  • Once dough is ready, divide in half and roll out into a long ovalish shape.
  • Spread each half with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil each and evenly distribute with kosher salt and pepper. Sprinkle each half with 1 teaspoon oregano and 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.
  • Roll the dough up into a long log like shape.
  • Brush with an egg wash or additional olive oil. Sprinkle remaining oregano and olive oil over bread.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until browned.
  • Slice and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Italian Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 734mg32%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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