Garlic Herb No Knead Bread is an easy recipe that makes a delicious, flavorful loaf of bread in a Dutch oven with little hands-on work! Great no knead bread variation!
Garlic bread is one of my favorite sides; I could eat it pretty much every day.
So, to mix things up, I make different versions – garlic knots, garlic bread, and Garlic Herb No-Knead Bread. This bread is fantastic alongside pasta or anything else that you would usually serve garlic bread with.
I first started making no-knead bread a few years ago because it is incredibly easy to make and requires almost no hands on time.
Since it doesn’t require much more than mixing together a few ingredients and then tossing it in a Dutch oven, this is a great way to ease into bread baking. And the results are so delicious that no one will guess just how easy this no knead bread variation is to make.
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Garlic Herb No Knead Bread
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon yeast
- 1 ½ cups lukewarm water (about 70-80 F)
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
- 5 cloves garlic (smashed into small pieces)
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast.
- Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms.
- Cover bowl with greased plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours. Making it the night before works really well.
- When ready to bake the bread, sprinkle seasoning and garlic over the dough.
- Heat oven to 450 F.
- When the oven has reached 450 F, place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, pour dough onto a very heavily floured, movable surface (parchment paper, cutting board). With heavily floured hands, shape dough into a ball.
- Cover with greased plastic wrap, and let it sit while the pot is heating.
- Remove hot pot from the oven, drop in the dough, and cover.
- Return to oven for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.
- For softer bread, let bread cool for 5 minutes on a rack. Then, place in a plastic bag but do not seal.
- For crustier bread, let cool to room temperature on rack.