15 No-Knead Bread Recipes for Every Carby Flavor You Crave

updated Jul 18, 2023
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Baked loaf of bread in parchment paper and dutch oven
Credit: Joe Lingeman

No-knead bread is a home baker’s best friend. It requires very little in the way of ingredients or prep, and it turns out beautiful, no-fail bread every time. In the time since the world was introduced to this carb-happy phenom, basic no-knead bread has been turned into everything from rich challah to pull-apart rolls.

Want to try your hand at it? These are our most popular no-knead bread recipes.

14 No-Knead Bread Recipes

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Basic No-Knead Bread
This loaf is the simplest bread we know how to bake at home and it requires no stand mixer, no starter, no special knowledge, and no kneading.
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No-Knead Multigrain Peasant Bread

If you’ve never really liked whole-grain breads but wish you did, you’ve got to give this recipe a try. It’s definitely changed the way I feel about whole-wheat loaves.

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Grilled Caprese Focaccia

This grilled, no-knead foccacia is dotted with tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzerella, making it the perfect summer bread.

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Roasted Garlic and Herb No-Knead Bread
This garlic and herb no-knead bread tastes far better than basic garlic bread — especially when you slather the still-warm slices with a little butter.
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No-Knead Cran-Walnut Pumpkin Toasting Bread

This loaf is sparked by a leftover can of pumpkin from Thanksgiving. It’s a yeast-risen dough with a generous handful of cranberries and walnuts.

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5-Seed No-Knead Bread
This easy no-knead bread is extra hearty thanks to a mix of seeds like pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame.
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Rosemary Olive No-Knead Bread
Two types of olives and fragrant rosemary makes this one of the best, easiest loaves of no-knead bread you can make.
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Cheddar and Jalapeño No-Knead Bread
This seriously cheesy no-knead bread couldn't be easier, and is filled with two kinds of cheese and a savory kick from both jalapeño and scallions.
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No-Knead Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

These soft and airy sweet potato rolls are perfect for the job. They’re also very nearly foolproof, making them one less thing to worry about when planning the meal.

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Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread

This bread can be adapted to almost any schedule. If you’re pressed for time, add a little more yeast to cut the rising time in half. Or follow the recipe as it is, but give yourself some extra time and throw the dough in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it.

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No-Knead Garlic Tear & Share Bread

Scoops of no-knead dough are dipped in garlic butter and snuggled together in a wide tin or dish. When it bakes, the butter helps to keep each piece of dough separate so it’s easy to tear and share.

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No-Knead Bread in a Hurry
Here is how we bake our no-knead bread in the grill. You'll need a batch of no-knead bread or quicker no-knead bread to make this. Here's the recipe:
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No-Knead Breakfast Focaccia
A crispy, fluffy sheet pan focaccia featuring sunny side up eggs, crumbled bacon, and lots of cheese.
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No-Knead Skillet Focaccia
A simple no-knead rosemary focaccia recipe that's a perfect bread to serve at the dinner table.
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No-Knead Pumpkin Rolls with Brown Sugar Glaze

This no-knead version is perfect for making ahead. The dough can rise for anywhere from one to three hours to fit your schedule.

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