5 from 1 vote
Homemade Bread Bowls
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 55 mins

Simple and delicious Homemade Bread Bowls are perfect for dinner.  Add some warm soup and you have a perfect meal for family and friends!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, cups + 4 Tablespoons, package, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 6
Calories: 651 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 2 cups + 4 Tablespoons warm water + 4 Tbsps
  • 2 packages active dry yeast (about 2 Tbsp)
  • 1/2 cup butter , melted
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  1. In a large bowl add warm water and sprinkle in yeast. Set aside to "proof" or get foamy, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add melted butter, sugar and salt and mix until combined. 

  3. Gradually add flour. Knead with your mixer or by hand for about 5 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. (you could do this by hand if you weren't using a mixer, but it may get a little tiring!).

  4. Place in a large greased bowl. Cover, place in warm place and allow to rise until doubled, (about 45 minutes).

  5. After first rise punch dough down and form into 6 equal sized balls.

  6. Place dough balls on a greased cookie sheet and lightly cover with plastic wrap.

  7. Let rise once more for about 20-30 minutes. DO NOT touch the dough at all during this time.

  8. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

  9. Let cool and then cut off the top, remove some of the bread from the inside and fill with your favorite soup! 

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from The Six Sisters.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Bread Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 651 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 1301mg 54%
Potassium 167mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 108g 36%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 35.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.