Italian Parmesan Bread for Bread Machine

Total Time
3hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I've been making this bread for years without measuring, and finally decided to write it down. My most requested bread from my bread-lovin' son. Makes the house smell divine!! You can easily increase the amounts of seasonings to your taste. (NOTE: Many people seem to be needing to add extra water, so I'm adding an adjustment to the recipe.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer.
  2. Mine is water first, then flour, then seasonings and cheese, lastly yeast.
  3. Run on basic or delay cycle.


Most Helpful

So good!! I used my bread machine to make the dough and then rolled into a long loaf. After rising (about 45 min.) I sprinkled with olive oil, garlic salt and additional parmesan cheese. I baked at 375 degrees until golden brown. The flavor of this bread is mild and the seasoning is not overwhelming. This was really good dipped into olive oil mixed with a bread seasoning mix. My family of five loved it!!!

PixiBlossom April 30, 2010

Delicious bread! You will not be disappointed!I was ready to chuck my bread machine because my last dozen or so attempts at breadmaking were less than satisfactory. I really didn't have high hopes for this recipe, especially after it dawned on me that the recipe called for neither oil nor sugar. This recipe made the most beautiful loaf of bread I've ever made! Tall, golden brown and DELICIOUS! My husband and nephew ate almost the entire loaf in one sitting. Thanks for the great recipe. This is going to be my go to recipe from now on.

mrselson August 31, 2010

I own two bread machines for about 10 years now and sometimes have them both going with different recipes at the same time. I once challenged myself to not buy bread for a whole year, I only made breads at home. While I still do not consider myself an expert bread maker, I can say that I have tried many, many, bread and desert bread recipes over the years. This recipe was ok, but did not stand out to me. I found the loaf to be really heavy and it had a very dense crumb texture, which you might want sometimes, but I did not find it desirable. The garlic flavor was not overpowering, which I prefer, and the cheese and herbs also did not stand out. If you didn't know the recipe had cheese and herbs in it, you wouldn't think it had those two ingredients. On my first taste I thought it tasted slightly off in some way, but I couldn't put my finger on what it was, but I think it might actually be the garlic powder. The garlic flavor may have actually been too light in the loaf, so it was like what is that flavor? I had to add a lot more water to the recipe to get the dough ball to form. I will make bread crumbs out of the rest of the loaf and use it that way in other recipes to use it up so all is not lost. It's not a horrible bread recipe, but just in my experience it is nothing special in flavor and texture and not one I would add to my favorite bread recipes collection.

Cooks4love December 28, 2012

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