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Italian Herbs and Cheese Bread

Italian Herbs and Cheese Bread

Whenever we visit Subway, my all-time favorite bread is their Italian herbs and cheese bread. It's has so much flavor and pairs well with just about any sandwich combination or have a slice with soup!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword herb and cheese bread, Italian Herbs and cheese bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
let the dough rise 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 2 large loaves
Author Joanna Stephens



  • 2 ¼ cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 5 ½ - 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup shredded colby monterrey jack cheese
  • ½ tsp italian sesasoning
  • 1 Tbsp salted butter melted



  1. Combine the warm water and yeast into a large mixing bowl. Whisk for 1 minute and then let it stand for 8-10 minutes. It will look rather frothy, which means the yeast has been activated.

  2. Next, you will add in the sugar, salt, and olive oil. Mix this for about 1 minute.
  3. Then, you will want to add in your flour. Start with one cup at a time and mix well, after each addition. After you have added in about 4 cups of the flour, switch to your dough hook as the bread dough is going to start getting sticky and harder to work with.

  4. Then, continue adding in the rest of the flour. You want a dough that doesn't look sticky anymore and has started coming together.

  5. Lightly flour a cutting board or piece of parchment paper. Then, you will scoop the dough out and knead for 1 minute. Kneading just means folding the dough towards you and pushing down with the palm of your hand. Then, keep rotating the dough and folding for approximately 1 minute.

  6. Form the bread dough into a ball and place it in a large well-oiled bowl. Cover it, and let it rise for 1 hour.

  7. When the dough has risen, you will want to split it in half, and shape two loaves. Now these will be larger than a traditional loaf from Subway, so you can also just make 4 small loaves.

  8. Then, sprinkle the italian seasonings on the tops of the loaves.

  9. Follow that with the cheese.Then, let it rise another 15 minutes before baking. Use this time to pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

  10. Then, bake for 20-25 minutes. When the bread is done, you can brush melted butter over the tops of the bread to really add that extra tasty finish.