Italian Herbs and Cheese Bread recipe

Experience the sensational flavors of homemade Italian herbs and cheese bread! This delightful bread is incredibly soft, stuffed with dreamy cheese and herb aromas that will tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy it as a side to any soup or pasta dish, or simply toast it up with some garlic butter for added deliciousness. Let this Italian herbed and cheesy delight complete your meal!

Italian herbs and cheese bread

Herb bread recipe

Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread, and this homemade Italian herbs and cheese bread is no exception! Deliciously soft and stuffed with cheesy herb flavors, this herb and cheese bread is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite soups, pastas, or even just enjoyed on its own toasted with some garlic butter.

I love making bread at home, there’s something magical about the process of creating something really delicious from just some flavor! Oh, and the freshly baked bread smell. That alone is enough to make anyone crave homemade bread. This tasty Italian herbs and cheese bread is my latest addiction!

The great thing about this herb bread recipe is that it’s simple and easy to make while being incredibly delicious and satisfying. If you’ve never made bread before because you are scared of working with yeast and having to wait a ton of time for your bread to rise then this is the perfect recipe for you!

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What is Italian herbs and cheese bread?

This Italian bread is a classic Italian-style bread made with a combination of herbs, cheeses, and seasonings. It’s perfect for an appetizer or side dish served warm with butter, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. The delicious cheesy flavor makes it great to serve as an accompaniment to soups, stews, and pastas. This Italian bread recipe is one you’ll be reaching for time and time again!

This Italian herbs and cheese bread recipe uses a combination of herbs like oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, as well as Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. This flavor combination is so delicious you won’t be able to get enough!

The great thing about this recipe is that’s one of the easiest you’ll ever find. Basically just mix everything in a big bowl, transfer the thick batter to a baking pan and take to the oven to bake. That’s it.

We are not using any active dry yeast here and there’s no need to let the bread rise or the yeast to proof. Instead of yeast we are using baking powder, kind of like if you were making a quick bread.

This Italian herb and cheese bread is so easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. Give this recipe a try for your next gathering or just make it for yourself because you deserve some delicious homemade bread. Enjoy!

Herb cheese bread

What are the main ingredients for this recipe?

The main ingredients for this recipe are flour (you can even use whole wheat flour for a healthier alternative), baking powder, salt, dried herbs, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Get the exact amount of each in the recipe card below.

How long does it take to make this bread?

This bread takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes in the oven to bake.

How to make homemade Italian herb and cheese bread?

  1. Preheat the oven and grease and flour a baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour with the baking powder, salt and spices. Add the mozzarella cheese and stir to combine.
  3. Whisk the eggs with the milk until incorporated.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until everything is well incorporated.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and top with the remaining Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and the top sounds hollow when tapped.

What herbs to use when making herb and cheese bread?

You can play with the herbs as much as you want in this herb and cheese bread! I used some rosemary and thyme but you can use any spice mix you like or even pre-made Italian seasoning. Here are some ideas:

  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Tarragon
  • Marjoram
  • Fennel

Play with your spices as much as you like to create a herb bread that’s perfect for you!

What cheese can you use to make a cheese bread?

I love the combination of herbs and mozzarella cheese and love the texture it gives it to bread. However this recipe is also incredibly good with Parmesan cheese or with cheddar cheese.

How to store Italian Herbs and Cheese Bread?

Once baked, let the bread cool and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Alternatively you can freeze it for up to one month. To reheat, just pop a slice in the toaster or heat in an oven at 350 °F until warm.

What to Serve with Italian Herbs and Cheese Bread?

This Italian herbs and cheese bread is great on its own as an appetizer or side dish with some garlic butter. It’s also a great accompaniment to soups, stews, pastas or served warm alongside a salad.

You can cut it into smaller pieces, toast it and serve with dips or dressings. You can even pair it with a charcuterie board as an appetizer!

Italian herb and cheese bread

Variations for Your Herb and Cheese Bread Recipe.

If you want to play with the flavors in this Italian herb and cheese bread recipe, here are some ideas:

  • Add olives or sundried tomatoes.
  • Swap out one of the herbs for shredded fresh basil or oregano leaves.
  • Replace one of the cheeses with feta cheese.
  • Add a spoonful of freshly chopped chives for extra flavor.
  • Use fresh minced garlic or garlic powder.
  • Add some freshly cracked black pepper for an extra kick!

The possibilities are endless, so try out different combinations until you find the perfect one for your tastes.

Is Italian herbs and cheese bread gluten-free?

No, this recipe is not gluten-free as it contains flour. However you can  easily make it gluten-free by substituting the flour for a gluten-free alternative.

Can I use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Yes, you can substitute self rising flour in this recipe, just reduce the baking powder to 1 teaspoon as self rising flour already contains baking powder.

How can you use Italian herbs and cheese bread creatively?

You can use this bread to make sandwiches, toast it for a snack, or even use it in stuffings or casseroles! Other options include using it for bruschetta, French toast or even pizza crust. You can even use the leftovers to make croutons!

No matter how you choose to serve this Italian herbs and cheese bread, it’s sure to be a hit! This is an easy and delicious recipe that can be customized to your tastes. Whether you opt to make the dish as instructed or choose to get creative with your own spin, one thing is certain: this recipe packs a flavorful punch of herbs and cheese that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds. Bon appétit!

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Herb and cheese bread

Enjoy the fresh flavours of Italy in every bite with this easy-to-make Italian herbs and cheese bread. Perfect for entertaining or a quick snack.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy herb bread, herb and cheese bread, herb bread recipe, herb cheese bread, italian herb and cheese bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Petro Neagu

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups flour
  • 2 Cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp rosemary
  • 1 Tsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup milk
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan cheese to put on top

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a baking pan.
  • In a bowl combine the flour with the baking powder, salt and spices. Add the mozzarella cheese and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In another bowl whisk the eggs with the oil and milk until incorporated.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until everything is well incorporated.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and top with the remaining parmesan cheese.
  • Take to the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until done.

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4 Comments

  1. Can you use self- rising flour -,,,omitting baking soda and salt

    1. Hi, Frances. You can use self rising as long as you follow the ratio in the recipe.

  2. im going to try. thank

    1. Hi, Clarissa! Let me know your feedback on this recipe!