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No Knead Dutch Oven Bread

No Knead Dutch Oven Bread is a warm artisan loaf with a crispy, crackly crust and hearty flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rise Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking bread in a dutch oven, dutch oven bread, dutch oven bread recipes, easy bread recipe, easy homemade bread, homemade bread recipe, no knead bread dutch oven
Servings: 16
Calories: 88kcal


  • Dutch Oven



  • In a large mixing bowl combine flour, yeast, and salt; whisk until well incorporated.
  • Using a wooden spoon or a dough whisk mixer, stir in the water; continue to stir until combined and dough is shaggy.
    IF the dough is too wet, add a little more flour, couple tablespoons at a time, and up to ½ cup more flour.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a cool spot for 8 hours, or until doubled.
  • Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  • Place a Dutch oven and its lid on the center rack of the oven and heat it for 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, turn dough out onto a floured surface.
  • Flour your hands and sprinkle a little bit of flour on top of the dough; shape the dough into a round loaf. If you have a metal scraper, use that to shape the dough.
  • Transfer shaped loaf to a large piece of parchment paper.
  • Using a sharp knife, make a few slashes across the top of the loaf. Slashes should be about ¼-inch deep.
  • Put on your oven mittens and remove the Pot from the oven. Remove the lid. Be careful - it's hot.
  • Holding onto the ends of the parchment paper, lift up the bread and carefully lower it into the hot Dutch Oven.
  • Cover with the lid and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and continue to bake for 15 more minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  • Remove from oven; transfer bread loaf to a wire rack and let completely cool.
  • Cut and serve.


DO NOT cut the bread before it’s completely cooled. Once cooled, the bread will be stable and easy to cut.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg