Herb Bread for Bread Machine


This herb bread is almost exactly like the bread they serve at Macaroni Grill®. This bread is best warm or toasted. We serve it with soups or even just toasted for breakfast spread with cream cheese instead of butter.

close up view of three loaves of Herb Bread on a cooling rack
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
1 loaf


  • 1 cup warm water

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons bread machine yeast


  1. Pour warm water into the pan of your bread machine; add egg, salt, white sugar, olive oil, rosemary, oregano, basil, flour, and bread machine yeast, respectively.

  2. Set machine to bake a large loaf with light crust and press Start.

Cook's Note:

We've also tried the same recipe with dill and onion. Just replace all the herbs in the recipe above with 1/4 cup finely chopped onion and 1 tablespoon dried dill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
5g Fat
41g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 93mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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