A loaf of easy no yeast bread in a pot.

No Yeast Bread with Herbs and Cheese

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This simple no yeast bread recipe is easy to make and absolutely delicious. It’s a dense yet soft loaf with great flavor that slices easily and is perfect for dipping into soups and chilis or for making open-faced sandwiches. In only 1 hour and with 6 ingredients you can be slicing into a delicious loaf of bread.



  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk (or 2 cups milk mixed with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar)
  • ¼ cup melted butter

Herb and Cheddar

  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Italian seasoning (or favorite dried herbs)

Olive and Feta

  • ½ cup chopped black olives
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary

Oat and Honey

  • ½ cup oats (save a few to sprinkle on top)
  • ¼ cup honey



  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking soda, and sat in a large bowl. (Use a bowl that is bigger than what you see in the video!)
  3. Pour the buttermilk and butter into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the cheddar cheese and Italian seasoning and mix until they are incorporated. (You can skip this step for a plain version or add either the olive and feta or oat and honey variations.
  5. Dump the dough onto a sheet of parchment paper and shape into a ball with your hands. Using the parchment paper, lift the dough and place it into a pot. Score the top with knife (this is so that the bread cooks properly) then bake for 45-55 minutes. When it’s cooked, the crust will be golden brown and the bread will sound hollow if you knock on the top of it.
  6. Lift the bread out of the pot using the parchment paper then wait 30 minutes before slicing it.


Serve with Chicken Vegetable Soup or Easy Vegetarian Chili

A blue cast iron pan filled with colorful vegetables and chicken soup

A bowl of vegetarian chili with some chips on top.