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No Knead Bread Recipe

This no-knead bread has only four ingredients, and could not be simpler to make! It's the perfect bread recipe for beginning bread makers, and so delicious that even experienced bread makers will love it.

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Rise/Rest 2 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 14 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 1489 kcal


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 6 1/2 cups flour plus more for dusting dough


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Mix in the salt and flour, stirring until there are no dry patches. The dough will be very soft, and looser than a typical bread dough. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours.

  2. After the dough rises, divide it into two pieces and shape each piece into a round ball. Place each ball of dough on a piece of parchment paper, and let rest 40 minutes.

  3. While the dough is rising the second time, preheat the oven to 450. Place a baking stone or overturned baking sheet on the upper oven rack, and a broiler pan or metal cake pan on the lower shelf. Heat the baking stone at least 20 minutes before baking the bread.

  4. When the dough is ready to bake, dust it with flour and cut three deep slashes across the top. Slide the dough on the parchment paper onto the baking stone using a pizza peel (or a thin cutting board). Pour a cup of water into the broiler pan/cake pan and shut the oven door quickly. Bake until golden brown, 24-28 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
No Knead Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1489 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3517mg153%
Potassium 463mg13%
Carbohydrates 311g104%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 43g86%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 19mg106%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.