Bread Machine Italian Bread

Bread Machine Italian Bread recipe. These easy step by step instructions show how to make crusty Italian bread in your machine. I make this homemade bread weekly for family!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Bread Machine Italian Bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 135 kcal


  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups bread flour I recommend King Arthur or Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast


  1. Place water, bread flour, sugar, salt, olive oil and active dry yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. 

  2. If you have a Italian Bread cycle, press that. If you don't, select Basic Bread cycle. Press Start.

  3. The machine will now make the bread. Once it's done baking, remove from the machine and serve.