Parmesan Herb Loaf Recipe
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Parmesan Herb Loaf Recipe

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This moist loaf is one of my very best quick bread recipes. I like to serve slices accompanied by individual ramekins filled with extra virgin olive oil infused with herbs for dipping. —Dianne Culley, Nesbit, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 128 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, sugar, onion, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the sour cream, milk and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead for 1 minute. Shape into a round loaf; place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. With kitchen scissors, cut a 1/4-in.-deep cross in top of loaf. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and Italian seasoning.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 1 loaf (8 servings).
Originally published as Parmesan Herb Loaf in Cooking for 2 Spring 2007, p31

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DaniCalifornia User ID: 2091154 76418
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"WOW this is an awesome recipe. It's probably the best bread for dipping in olive oil and Italian herbs that I've ever had. And it was super easy to make. I'd give it more than five stars if I could. It does make a small loaf, as noted."

rhiler User ID: 2066529 150458
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"I love this bread, it is so simple and absolutely delicious! My boyfriend requests it every time we have pasta."

karleem User ID: 4799784 163841
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"The best quick bread ever! I lost this recipe and just found it again! It is great as a side to any home made soup! Superb!"

Auntie Boo User ID: 2799824 95188
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"This bread was really great I really enjoyed it. I am glad to get this recipe because you could use this as a basic recipe and use different seasonings."

lattedeb User ID: 752681 76416
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"This loaf was very easy to make and very delicious. My family just loved it. One loaf is not enough for 4 people, need to make 2 loaves."

tateveco User ID: 2558106 165797
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"This loaf is so easy. We absolutely loved the flavors. Just one comment though, this loaf is fairly small so if your husbands a big eater like mine consider this 2 or 3 servings not 4."

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