Bread Machine Herb and Parmesan Bread Recipe

Bread Machine Herb and Parmesan Bread
D.L. Rattray
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 3 hrs 10 mins
Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Yield: 1 2-pound loaf
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
239 Calories
4g Fat
42g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 239
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 69mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Use your bread machine for baking an aromatic herb and Parmesan cheese bread. The homemade bread recipe creates a 2-pound loaf that will fill your house with a wonderfully inviting aroma as it bakes. Of course, it's delicious, too, and a great bread to serve alongside lasagna, spaghetti, or soup, though this tasty bread can be the finishing touch for almost any family dinner.

This Italian-inspired bread follows the method of a basic white loaf bread machine recipe. It uses water, active dry yeast, olive oil, salt, sugar, and bread flour. This type of wheat flour has more gluten than all-purpose flour, so the bread gets a great rise and crumb.

The ingredients for flavoring the bread are simple as well. Garlic adds a nice contrast to the Parmesan cheese, and fresh herbs ensure that it's delightfully flavorful. While the recipe was designed for fresh oregano, chives, a little basil, and rosemary, you can use any combination of herbs you like. Dried herbs are also an option if you make a slight adjustment.

Be sure to follow the instructions for using your specific bread machine. To get a successful loaf of bread, you should add the ingredients in a particular order, which can vary slightly from one model to the next.


  • 1 1/3 cups lukewarm water

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed 

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, chives, oregano, and rosemary

  • 4 cups bread flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 (0.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add all ingredients to your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

  3. Bake on the basic cycle, medium crust.

  4. Once baked, remove the loaf from the pan and set it on a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Resist the temptation to slice the bread right away. The steam trapped by the crust is still baking the bread, inside and releasing that too soon can result in slightly underbaked or crumbly bread.
  • The bread will keep for a few days when stored in a bread box or airtight container at room temperature. If you have too much bread or want to bake a second loaf, freeze the bread for up to a month.

Recipe Variation

  • Instead of fresh herbs, use about 1 tablespoon total of dried leaf herbs.