Rosemary-Parmesan Bread with Garlic Butter


Rather than baking in the oven, this Rosemary-Parmesan Bread with Garlic Butter can be prepared in your slow cooker. After it's baked, broil for the final 5 minutes to add a nice top crust to the savory bread recipe.

Rosemary-Parmesan Bread with Garlic Butter
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
2 hrs
Slow Cook Time:
2 hrs
Broil Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 28 mins
1 loaf (16 servings)


  • 1 ½ cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • 2 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoon whole wheat flour

  • 1 tablespoon finely snipped fresh rosemary

  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt


  1. In an extra-large bowl stir together the warm water and yeast; let stand about 10 minutes or until mixture is foamy. Add all-purpose flour, cheese, whole wheat flour, rosemary, and salt to yeast mixture; stir just until combined. Stir with a wooden spoon about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball. (Dough will be very soft and sticky.) Cover bowl with plastic wrap; let stand at room temperature for 2 hours.

  2. Lightly coat a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the cooker with parchment paper; coat paper with cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface; shape dough into a ball. Place in the center of the prepared cooker.

  3. Cover and cook on high-heat setting about 2 hours or until an instant-read thermometer inserted near the center registers 200°F, giving the crockery liner a half-turn halfway through cooking, if possible. (Do not lift the lid.)

  4. Preheat broiler. Remove bread from cooker; peel off parchment paper. Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until bread is golden and surface is no longer moist. Transfer to a wire rack. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with garlic salt. Cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
2g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Protein 3g
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Folate, total 52.4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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