Instant Pot Rosemary Bread


This Instant Pot rosemary bread is very delicious and loved in many regions. Cook this bread in the instant pot which will enhance its taste.

Due to the long proofing in the instant pot, the bread comes out soft with a crispy crust. And rosemary gives piquancy.

Ideally for sandwiches. Just lay a piece of baked meat on top.

You can also use it to make this scrumptious Instant Pot Bread Pudding.

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Instant Pot Rosemary Bread
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: international
Keyword: all-purpose flour, rosemary, Rosemary Bread, yeast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 4
  • ¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups flour
  • tbsp rosemary chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • In a large bowl, stir warm water, dry yeast and sugar. Set aside for 10 min.
  • After 10 minutes, add oil, rosemary, salt and flour. Stir till the flour is incorporated into the mixture. The dough may be a little sticky and it's fine.
  • Take cake pan or springform pan and spray it with olive oil. Place your dough inside.
  • Cover the lid and set the Instant Pot to 4 hours (Yogurt program).
  • Once done, open the lid and take out the dough. Gently shape it into a ball (or any other shape you like).
  • Brush with olive oil and sprinkle the rosemary on the top.
  • Slash the bread making a cut about ½ inch deep. (I like it that way as you can see in the image. But this step is optional.)
  • Bake in the oven or using Air Fryer Lid or Mealthy Crisplid at 450°F for 30 minutes until the bread get a crispy crust.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Calories: 477kcal Carbohydrates: 75g Protein: 10g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Sodium: 584mg Potassium: 115mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 23IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 24mg Iron: 5mg


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    Reader Interactions

  1. Rob Glen

    Step 3, what setting? I think you forgot to say yogurt setting - a big difference, from manual.

  2. Lindsay Keil

    The recipe does not tell me what setting or temperature on the Instant Pot I must use.

    • Lorelei

      I am also confused. My lid on bake only goes to 380 degrees…not 450 as the directions instruct.

      • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

        This recipe was originally meant to be baked in the oven at 450 after proofing in the instant pot. You can also use your air fryer lid or crisp lid at the max temp-- 380 will be fine, might just need to add a few minutes to cook time.

        • Lorelei

          Thanks! It turned out great!

          • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

            So glad to hear it!!

  3. Paul Cohen

    What setting for the InstaPot?

  4. Sybil

    I find the directions confusing. You say to add the rosemary in the first step but then to sprinkle the dough ball with rosemary later on. Should the rosemary be divided and how much for each step? Also, which setting for the Instant Pot in Step 3? I'm assuming it's the yogurt setting, but I don't like to assume when it comes to baking. However, it does sound like a tasty recipe that I would like to try! Thanks.

  5. Gordon

    Read step. 4!

  6. Scott

    Broil or bake?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks


  7. Tracy

    What setting do I use if my Instapot doesn’t have a yogurt setting?

  8. Katherine Andrew


    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Yes, you an use any 6-quart pressure cooker.

  9. Cakeatron

    Are you only using the instant pot for heat or do you add water for steam as well?

    • Dee

      Should I pinch it half way through?

  10. Christina

    What setting do I use if I do not have a yogurt setting?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      The yogurt setting keeps the Instant Pot at about 110 degrees, this step is proofing the dough. Alternatively, you could proof the dough in your oven. Place a pan of boiling water in the bottom of your oven (turned off) and place the pan of dough on top and shut the oven door. This will create a similar effect as the yogurt setting, with a warm temperature and steamy environment.

  11. Irene Ramirez

    Several people asked what setting to use if they do not have a yogurt setting. Could you please help by answering this question?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      I answered this on another comment but wanted to make sure you saw my response: instead of using the instant pot for this step, place a pan of boiling water in the bottom of your oven (turned off) and place the pan of dough on top and shut the oven door. This will create a similar effect as the yogurt setting. The warm setting is a little too warm and may kill the yeast.

  12. Michèle J.

    Why not cooking this bread at Broil in the Instant pot instead of the oven?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      I made this in the oven for a crispy crust, but you could try cooking it in the Instant Pot, I just don't think it would develop a crispy crust.

  13. Elisabeth

    Would it be possible to bake this with the airfryer lid on bake setting? If so, how long and would it be best to cover with foil for most of the bake?
    If you havent tried it, what would be the reasons why not.

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      I haven't tried it, but I think it would be possible. I would lower the temperature a bit (400) and check it after 20 minutes. If it's browning too quickly, you could cover the bread with foil at that point. If you try it, let me know how it turns out 🙂

  14. Rebecca

    Looks and sounds amazing, can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      I'm glad you think so, of course! 🙂

  15. Sharon

    Steps 3-4: Do you add any water to the instant pot?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      No you do not need to add any water at that time, it's just proofing the dough, allowing it to rise in a warm, moist environment.

  16. Susan Archer

    Can I use bread flour or 00 flour?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Yes, you could use bread flour. I would use a little less-- about 2.75 cups so the dough isn't too dry.

  17. Marlene

    Is the bread baked in the cake/springform pan or just on a flat surface sans pan?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Great question! I like to bake it in a Dutch oven or cake pan, but you should also be able to use a large baking sheet, it just might spread a bit.

  18. Jenni

    I have the instant pot duo crisp. Can I do this with the sous vide function instead of the yogurt function?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      I don't know if that will work since I think it requires liquid?

  19. Andreas

    I don’t have the crisp, but a vortex. I’m worried about baking the bread in that, but you state can cook in the oven, can you advise temp and timings please

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