Quick Bread Bowls

Total Time

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


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
I never thought it could be this easy to make bread bowls at home. While the dough is mixing and rising, you have time to stir up a thick soup or chili to fill the bowls. —Renee Keller, Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Quick Bread Bowls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  2. When the cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into fourths; shape each into a ball. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Cut the top fourth off each roll; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use). Fill with chili, chowder or stew.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 394 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 684mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.