No-Knead Cheese Bread

no knead cheese bread cut in half

5 from 4 reviews

Easy No-Knead Cheese Bread uses an amazing dutch oven method that requires just 5 ingredients and less then 10 minutes of prep. You'll want to make this dutch oven bread every week! Nothing better than cheesy bread. 


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small 1/4 inch dice
  • parchment paper


  1. Mix Dough - In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and yeast. Toss in the cubed cheese so the cubes are coated in the flour. Slowly mix in the warm water using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Mix until just combined. The dough will be very sticky and shaggy looking.
  2. Let Dough Rise - Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let rest for 12-16 hours in a warm, dry place (I keep it on my kitchen counter).
  3. Preheat Oven and Dutch Oven - Add your Dutch Oven to the oven and preheat the oven to 450 degrees F with a rack in the middle of the oven. The Dutch Oven should preheat for 30 minutes so it is very hot.
  4. Transfer Dough - When the dutch oven is preheated, transfer the dough to a large piece of parchment paper. Quickly remove the dutch oven from the oven and carefully lift the parchment paper into the dutch oven. You'll want to trim off any excess parchment paper so it isn't sticking out over the edges or it will burn. Put the lid back on and put back into the oven.
  5. Bake - Bake for 30 minutes with the lid on. Remove the lid and bake uncovered for an additional 15-20 minutes until the dough is golden and has a hard crust. Or you can use a thermometer to check the internal temperature - it should read 200-210 degrees F.
  6. Enjoy - Carefully remove the parchment and bread from the dutch oven and allow to cool before slicing or tearing the bread. Enjoy!


Preheat Dutch Oven - It's important to preheat the Dutch Oven so it gets nice and hot. To prevent damage to the Dutch Oven, you want to add it to the cold oven and then turn it on to preheat. It's better for the Dutch Oven to heat up slowly.


Keywords: No Knead Bread, No Knead Cheese Bread, Dutch Oven Bread, Cheese Bread, Easy Yeast Bread, Easy Bread Recipe

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