No Knead Cheddar Bread in the Dutch Oven

A close up view of the rustic no knead cheddar bread sitting on a cutting board.

This rustic no knead cheddar bread is easy to make in the dutch oven and full of savory, chewy, comforting flavors that will keep you warm body and soul, on a cold winter’s day.

A collage of two photos, one being a close up of the bread and the other is of slices of the bread on a cutting board.

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No Knead Cheddar Bread in the Dutch Oven

If you’re new to baking bread, a great way to start is with a rustic or artisan loaf that requires no kneading. This recipe is great because you simply mix the ingredients, let it sit overnight, roll it into a ball and bake until crusty and golden brown. It literally couldn’t be any easier to get fresh homemade bread on the table for your family.

It never ceases to amaze me that fluffy, delicious bread can be made with such humble, simple ingredients. This rustic loaf can be made with only four basic ingredients. The cheddar in this bread ensures that your loaf will be soft, chewy, moist and full of savory and delicious flavor.

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Ingredients for No Knead Cheddar Bread:

  • flour
  • salt
  • yeast
  • water
  • shredded sharp cheddar cheese

How to Make No Knead Cheddar Bread:

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, salt and yeast until combined.

Add in water and stir until a sticky dough forms.

Stir in the cheddar cheese until fully incorporated into the dough.

Dough in a clear glass mixing bowl.

Cover the dough and allow it to rest at room temperature for 12-18 hours.

When you are ready to bake your dough, put a dutch oven (empty) into the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F.

While the oven is preheating, heavily flour a smooth surface and roll your dough into the flour until it forms a ball.

Once the oven has preheated, remove the hot dutch oven, line with parchment paper (optional) and place the bread dough into the dutch oven.

Dough rising in a dutch oven lined with parchment paper.

Cover the bread and bake for 30 mins, then remove the lid from the dutch oven and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.

Golden brown rustic cheddar bread in a dutch oven lined with parchment paper.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Slice and enjoy!

Cheddar bread sitting on a cutting board with slices of bread next to it.

No Knead Cheddar Bread in the Dutch Oven

A rustic loaf of cheddar bread cooked until golden brown in the the dutch oven.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Resting Time12 hours
Total Time12 hours 55 minutes
Course: Bread
Keyword: bread, dutch oven, no knead, rustic
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 243kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, salt and yeast until combined.
  • Add in water and stir until a sticky dough forms.
  • Stir in the cheddar cheese until fully incorporated into the dough.
  • Cover the dough and allow it to rest at room temperature for 12-18 hours.
  • When you are ready to bake your dough, put a dutch oven (empty) into the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F.
  • While the oven is preheating, heavily flour a smooth surface and roll your dough into the flour until it forms a ball.
  • Once the oven has preheated, remove the hot dutch oven, line with parchment paper (optional) and place the bread dough into the dutch oven.
  • Cover the bread and bake for 30 mins, then remove the lid from the dutch oven and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Slice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg

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2 Comments

  1. Made your bread, it was sooo delish! Second time, I added fresh chopped garlic.. YUM! Third time, my daughter asked about mixing cooked bacon “crumblies”(as she calls them)into your recipe. OMG… Gurllll… ya gotta try it!!!

    5 stars

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