Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread

Just think -warm homemade bread, rich with the flavors of garlic and rosemary, fresh out of the oven, dripping with butter... Need I say more? This Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread recipe is so easy anyone can make it. It's just mix, one rise and bake to golden brown deliciousness. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keywords garlic rosemary bread, rosemary bread, skillet bread
Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 303 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose or bread flour plus more as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package rapid rise instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt divided
  • 3/8 cup olive oil divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thin or 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary about 1 Tablespoon, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, yeast and ¾ teaspoon salt.
  2. Warm 1/4 cup olive oil and water to 125-130 degrees. Add to dry mixture and stir with a spoon until a soft dough forms.

  3. Use a stand mixer with a dough hook and knead for 2 minutes (with a KitchenAid on speed 2) or by hand for 8-10 minutes. You may need to add up to 1/4 cup more flour if the dough is sticky to the touch. The dough has been kneaded properly when it forms a ball and none is left on the bowl.

  4. Cover bowl with towel and let dough rest for 10 minutes. Punch down.
  5. Pour 1 Tablespoon of oil into the bottom of a 10” cast iron skillet. Form a ball with the dough and place in center of skillet.
  6. Cut a criss-cross pattern in center of dough so steam can escape while baking. 
  7. Brush remaining tablespoon of olive oil on top of dough. Combine minced garlic with chopped fresh rosemary sprigs (about 2 Tablespoons) and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and sprinkle over top.

  8. Cover dough with towel and let rise for another hour.
  9. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Bread is done when it has a nice golden color all over.
  11. Remove from skillet and place on wire rack.
  12. Serve warm with additional olive oil for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 488mg20%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.