This is a super easy recipe for how to make Bread Bowls. It’s delicious and just perfect for dinner tonight filled with a nice hot soup.

These bread bowls are perfect for soup, stews, dips, sauces and more!

I love serving our soup or chili’s in a fun way, and I am often asked how to make bread bowls.

This recipe is always my go-to recipe for that. It’s fairly simple and while it does have a rising period, it’s not as bad as some breads.

What I love about it, is that if I plan ahead I can add fresh herbs and different spices and seasonings to the bread dough to make delicious flavored bowls too.

Don’t be afraid to experiment. We’ve come up with some amazing flavors that serve to compliment the soup that is placed inside. Yum!

Soup Recipes To Use

Cheddar and Cauliflower Soup in Bread Bowls

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Recipe for Baked Bread Bowls

Bread Bowls

How to Make Bread Bowls with a Great Recipe

Nicole Cook
These cute little edible bread bowls compliment soups, chili’s and are perfect for dips and spreads as well. Serve some at your next meal.
4.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Appetizers, Snacks and Small Bite Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 5 bread bowls
Calories 668 kcal


  • .50 ounce active dry yeast
  • cups lukewarm water 75-80 degrees
  • 1 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder or another seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • cups bread flour yes you can use regular all purpose flour, I just enjoy bread flour more
  • 1 Tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tablespoons water


  • You’re going to start out by proofing the yeast. In a large bowl, pour the warm water, the yeast and the sugar and stir together. Let sit for 10 minutes or until foamy. Then you’ll know it’s ready. Now stir it all up really good. I’ve found that a chopstick actually works better than a spoon since the yeast is so sticky. Mix it really well.
  • Now add the salt, the garlic powder, the oil and 3¼ cups of the flour to the yeast mixture and beat well.
  • Now it’s time to stir in the remaining flour ½ cup at a time until it’s all in there. Beat well in between each addition.
  • When the dough has finally pulled together, knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes.
  • Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle the cornmeal on the sheet.
  • Separate the dough into 5 equal round pieces of dough and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Cover the pan with a warm damp cloth and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, which takes about an hour or so.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • In a small bowl, mix the egg white and the tablespoon of water together.
  • Brush each bowl with the egg/water wash.
  • You can also add any extra flavorings here – dried or fresh herbs, seasonings or parmesan.
  • Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven.
  • Cool them on wire racks.
  • When you’re ready to make the bowls, cut a circle into the top of each of the loaves and scoop out the bread leaving about a ½-3/4 inch thick crust of bread.
  • Fill the bread bowls with soup, chili or dip. Delicious!


Calories: 668kcalCarbohydrates: 124gProtein: 22gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.04gSodium: 953mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 0.05mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
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  1. This is great! My husband is always wanting things in a bread bowl and since I’m not a very good baker I’m like “sure honey, I’ll just whip that right up”. Now with the recipe I CAN! Thanks!!!

  2. This sounds like a great recipe. Bread bowls are awesome in the winter/fall! My boyfriend has a corn allergy. Is there something I can use to substitute the cornmeal or can I just skip that ingredient?

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