Cheesy Herb Bread Recipe

cheesy herb bread

I’ve been baking bread since soon after Art and I got married.  The in-laws and my parents went in on a KitchenAid mixer for our first married Christmas and I just kind of went bread crazy.  I made my own sourdough starter and baked wheat bread, white bread, challah, communion bread, whatever recipe I could get my hands on.

Then came the kids and my breadmaking took a backburner for awhile.  I didn’t have the time to be up to my elbows in kneaded dough with two small children and their myriad “emergencies”.  I was so happy when Art bought me a breadmaker for my birthday one year.  I started up again with pizza dough, pretzel dough, banana nut bread, plus all my old favorites.  I even created my own recipe about ten years ago which my family just loves.  We call it cheesy herb bread.  I thought you might enjoy it too.


3 1/2 cups bread flour

1 tsp. sugar

1 pkg active dry yeast

1 1/2 cups very warm water (I use the hottest setting on the tap – you don’t want it to be too hot or you will kill the yeast)

2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. Italian seasoning herb blend

1 tsp. salt

1 cup shredded Mexican 4 cheese blend


Mix 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the sugar and yeast by hand in the breadmaker bread pan.  Add warm water.  Beat with a wire whisk for 1 minute, scraping the bowl frequently. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let stand for about 1 hour or until bubbly.

rising bread doughAdd oil, Italian seasoning, salt and cheese.  Set breadmaker to Basic, 2 lb., Medium or similar setting on your machine.  Wait until the timer goes off (about 3 1/2 hours)

cheesy herb breadEnjoy!!!

As you can see, my loaf fell a little.  I had better luck when I decreased the amount of yeast slightly for the next batch.  Depending on your altitude, humidity, etc. you may have to experiment a bit.

What’s your favorite bread recipe?  Leave a link in the comments so we can check it out!!

3 thoughts on “Cheesy Herb Bread Recipe

  1. I love to bake bread. It is one of my passions. I have this fab Roseville pottery bowl that my grandpa bought off of a man in a wagon in the 1940’s that I use for my bread. To keep true to form I use my granpas bread recipe and it is like I am baking with him.

  2. Wow looks so good. I will have to make this son as it is something even my son might eat. Thanks for stopping by and linking up. I will have it up next
    Monday so Please stop back by.

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