No-Knead Rosemary Bread

This No-Knead Rosemary Bread is so easy to make and tastes just like artisan bread from a bakery. Your house will smell amazing and you will have fresh bread that is delicious on its own or perfect for dipping in soup or even making sandwiches!

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rosemary bread in dutch oven with parchment paper

Stop what you are doing and make this easy bread recipe immediately! Seriously this rosemary bread is so good and you are going to want to make it all the time. Especially since there is no kneading involved and you don’t even have to bust out the stand mixer.

This bread is made 100% from scratch and everyone will think you took hours folding and kneading. The best way to cook this bread is in a dutch oven but if you don’t have one, you can also bake it in a different pot or pan and have delicious bread with hardly any effort. Just make sure you have a pot or pan that can handle 450º heat and it should have a lid.

If you love easy bread recipes, check out my Dutch Oven Sourdough Bread. This recipe is also no-knead and just as easy as this rosemary bread!

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Only 5 Ingredients Needed to Make No-Knead Rosemary Bread!

  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • instant yeast
  • water
  • fresh rosemary

How to Make No-Knead Rosemary Bread

1. Place the flour, yeast, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk together to fully combine. Add the water and stir it in. Add more water if needed but only a little at a time. The dough will be very wet and sticky. Add in the chopped rosemary and fold in completely.

2. Tightly cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for a minimum of 12 hours at room temp.

no-knead rosemary bread dough after rising overnight
rosemary bread dough after rising overnight

3. Preheat the oven to 450° and place your dutch oven and lid inside to heat up for 30 minutes. The dough should have risen quite a bit and have lots of bubbles. Use your silicone spatula to gently scrape the dough out of the bowl onto a piece of lightly floured parchment paper on a lightly floured surface. Gently shape the dough into a ball the best you can. Cover the ball with plastic wrap or a towel to rest while the oven is heating up.

rosemary no-knead bread in dutch oven before baking

4. After 30 minutes, take the parchment paper with the bread on top and place the entire thing in the preheated dutch oven. BE CAREFUL, IT’S REALLY HOT! Place the lid on top and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and bake for another 15 minutes to get a brown crust. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

rosemary bread on parchment paper

Dutch Oven Advantages and Options

Using a dutch oven when baking bread creates a beautiful and crunchy crust that most people think of when they think of rustic or crusty bread. The lid of the dutch oven keeps in the steam which helps with the crust and the overall baking process.

I personally have a 6 qt. dutch oven by Martha Stewart that I have had for years and love. Lodge is another a tried and true brand that I would highly recommend. And a high-end option would be Le Cruset. The most important thing about the dutch oven for baking bread is the heat rating. Can it handle 450º heat? Although there are some nice-looking and inexpensive options out there, not all of them have a high-temp rating.

Can this Bread Be Made Without Rosemary?

Absolutely! This bread can be made without the rosemary for a quick and basic loaf of bread that is perfect for sandwiches, toast, and more! You could also substitute another fresh herb if you don’t have or like rosemary. See the picture below for a loaf without the Rosemary made with unbleached flour.

no knead bread made with unbleached flour
No-Knead Bread with unbleached flour (no rosemary)

Tips for Making No-Knead Rosemary Bread

  • Not only is this bread no-knead, but there is also no scoring! The crust on my bread shown in the photos happened naturally and looked great!
  • Parchment paper is a must! Because the dough for this bread is so sticky, the parchment paper will not only help you move it into the hot dutch oven, it will also keep it from sticking to the pan itself.
  • Make sure your dutch oven or pan is rated for high temps because this bread cooks at 450º! As I mentioned above, you need your dutch oven or covered pot to be able to get nice and hot and be safe while doing so.
  • Don’t forget to preheat your dutch oven while you are preheating the oven. This will help create the awesome crust and bubbly insides of the bread.
  • Only use fresh rosemary. Dried rosemary or any other dried herb is not going to cut it. You won’t get the flavor or texture that a fresh herb will give the bread. If you don’t have fresh rosemary, use another fresh herb or leave it out completely.
  • If you don’t have quick-rise instant yeast or want to use active dry yeast, just mix the active dry yeast with warm water and let it rest for 10 minutes to dissolve the yeast. Then you can continue the recipe as written.

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rosemary bread in dutch oven with parchment paper

No-Knead Rosemary Bread

This No-Knead Rosemary Bread is so easy to make and tastes just like it came from a bakery.
4.94 from 16 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
resting time: 14 hours
Total Time: 15 hours
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 173kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • dutch oven or oven safe pan/pot up to 450ºF
  • large mixing bowl
  • rubber/silicone spatula or wooden spoon
  • parchment paper
  • plastic wrap

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon quick-rise instant yeast
  • teaspoon salt
  • cups water, room temp
  • tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped

Instructions

Dough Prep Part 1

  • Place the flour, yeast, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk together to fully combine. Add the water and stir it in using your spatula or spoon. If you feel like you need a little more water, add just a tbsp at a time. The dough will be very wet and sticky.
    sticky dough for quick rise bread
  • Add in the chopped rosemary and fold in completely with the spatula or spoon. Don't be too aggressive since the yeast is starting to develop.
    chopped rosemary added to quick bread dough
  • Tightly cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for a minimum of 12 hours at room temp. I made my dough in the evening and let it rest overnight. Easy and perfect timing!
    Rosemary quick bread dough covered to rise

Dough Prep Part 2

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F and place your dutch oven in to warm up too for 30 minutes. While it's warming, the dough can rest one more time once you get it into a ball. The dough should have risen quite a bit and have lots of lovely bubbles. Use your silicone spatula to gently scrape the dough out of the bowl onto a piece of lightly floured parchment paper on a lightly floured surface. With floured hands, gently shape the dough in a ball the best you can (mine was more of an oval but it's fine, it turned into a beautiful round in the end…think rustic!). You will need some flour on the surface to keep it from sticking to your hands, that's fine and creates a nice look at the end of baking. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel to rest while the oven is heating up.
    rosemary bread dough in a ball and covered with plastic wrap

Bake the Bread

  • After 30 minutes, take the parchment paper with the bread on top and place the entire thing in the preheated dutch oven. BE CAREFUL, IT'S REALLY HOT! Place the lid on top and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and bake for another 10-15 minutes to get a brown crust.
    rosemary no-knead bread in dutch oven before baking
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the uncovered dutch oven or on a cooling rack. Enjoy!
    baked no-knead rosemary bread

Notes

  • If you don’t have quick-rise instant yeast or want to use active dry yeast, just mix the active dry yeast with warm water and let it rest for 10 minutes to dissolve the yeast. Then you can continue the recipe as written.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Fat: 0.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 2mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

a round loaf of no knead rosemary bread on parchment paper
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