Italian Snack Bread

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.


about 8 servings

Updated: Oct. 27, 2023
I've served this snack bread alongside spaghetti, as an appetizer and as a main dish. Because it stays so tender, I often bake it a day before. —Joan Nowacki, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Italian Snack Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, optional


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the egg, oil, oregano, salt and 1-1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Pat into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Spoon evenly over dough. Sprinkle with rosemary and salt if desired. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Bake at 400° until lightly browned, 25-30 minutes. Cut into small squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 254 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.