Italian Parmesan Oregano Bread

This bread recipe is similar to the Parmesan Oregano Bread at Subway, a sandwich chain from the U.S.. It is so delicious and great for sandwiches, tapas, or simply just sliced on the side of a meal. It is really flavorful, crunchy on top, and soft on the inside. I usually just make one baguette or two small breads, but if you have a large family or simply just want two loaves of bread, then make sure to double this recipe. If you want to see a video on how I make it check it out here, otherwise the recipe is below. Hope you enjoy it!

Italian Parmesan Oregano Bread Recipe

Yield: 1 baguette or two small round loaves


    For the dough
  • 2 1/4 tsp. dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • For the topping
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  1. Place the yeast, honey, and warm water in a large bowl. Cover and let it stand for 5 - 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the salt and flour together. Then mix the flour into the yeast mixture, a little at a time, until it forms a dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it for 5 - 7 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, and turn once to coat.
  5. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
  6. Gently punch down the dough, and shape it. You can shape it into one baguette or two small round breads, if you decided to follow this recipe exactly.
  7. Then, in a small bowl, combine the parmesan, oregano, and garlic powder together. Then, mix in the olive oil.
  8. Next, rub a little olive oil on top of the bread, and rub on the parmesan mixture.
  9. Let the dough rest for an additional 30 minutes.
  10. Pre-heat the oven to 220C/425F.
  11. Finally, in a preheated oven bake the bread for around 25 minutes.


If you double the recipe, you don't need to double the yeast amount.

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