No-Knead Casserole Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 45 min.


1 loaf (16 slices)

Updated: Feb. 06, 2023
You'll love this cheddar bread made in a casserole dish. It is one of the easiest yeast breads to make. And since it calls for rapid-rise yeast, you don't have to wait long to enjoy it! —Peggy Key, Grant, Alabama
No-Knead Casserole Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) quick-rise yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion


  1. In a large bowl, mix sugar, yeast, salt, pepper and 2-1/2 cups flour. In a small saucepan, heat water and butter to 120°-130°; stir into dry ingredients. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, onion and remaining flour, forming a soft dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 10 minutes.
  2. Shape dough into a ball; place in a greased 2-qt. round baking dish. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 40-45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Cool in baking dish 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

Can you freeze No-Knead Casserole Bread?

Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaf in heavy-duty foil. To use, thaw at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 204 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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