then throwing your favorite soup ingredients into your slow cooker. 

Italian Herb Bread Bowls

An incredibly versatile homemade bread bowl recipe using garlic and Italian herbs.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4 -6 bread bowls
Author Amber



  • Set oven to warm or 200 degrees (F).
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl) dissolve the yeast and honey in the warm water until foamy. About 10 minutes.
  • Attach the dough hook (or using a large wooden spoon) add the salt, oil, garlic powder, dried herbs, and 4 cups of flour to the yeast mixture and stir just until mixed. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • When the dough has pulled together, continue to knead the dough using the stand mixer OR dump the dough out onto a floured surface and knead by hand, until smooth and elastic. About 5-6 minutes.
  • Lightly coat a large bowl with additional olive oil, place the dough in the oiled bowl then turn to coat.
  • Cover with a damp towel and let rise on top of the warmed oven until it has doubled in size. About 30-40 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Punch dough down and divide into 4-6 equal portions.
  • Shape each portion into a smooth ball then place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Cover with the towel and allow to rise again on the warm oven for another 30-40 minutes or until double in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (F).
  • In a small bowl beat together egg white and water then lightly brush the bread bowls with half the mixture.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, brush on the remaining egg mixture, sprinkle bread with a bit of garlic powder and italian seasoning, then bake for 10-15 minutes more or until golden brown.
  • Cool completely before serving.
  • To Serve: Cut a large circle out of the top and scoop out. Fill the bread bowls with soup, sprinkle with toppings, and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from All Recipes.


Serving: 1g