Easy No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread

This is my husband’s dream food.

Warm, soft, fresh buttery bread, with cheese and sour cream baked in.

No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread - Ready in Under 30 Mins - Recipe at averiecooks.com

It’s my dream bread because it’s so fast and easy, read from start to finish in 30 minutes.

There’s nothing to knead, roll, or shape, and no yeast involved.

No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread - Ready in Under 30 Mins - Recipe at averiecooks.com

I had a little bit of Parmesan and sour cream to use before our trip, and bread popped into my head.

It reminds me of a savory equivalent to Cinnamon Sugar Crust Cinnamon Ribbon Bread, which is an exceedingly moist, soft, and easy bread, too.

No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread - Ready in Under 30 Mins - Recipe at averiecooks.com

The dough comes together quickly and easily. Whisk together the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately, and pour wet over dry. It’s like making muffin or pancake batter, without the work because the bread bakes in an 8-inch square pan.

It bakes fast, in just over 20 minutes, so keep a careful eye on it the last few minutes of baking because it’s baking in quite a hot oven. You don’t want to burn those golden buns.

No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread - Ready in Under 30 Mins - Recipe at averiecooks.com

The bread is so soft, moist, and although it’s dense, it has a springy, bouncy quality. The butter, cheese, and sour cream nearly guarantees it’s going to be tender, soft, and fluffy.

If you want to substitute the sour cream with Greek yogurt, go for it. You could keep the recipe vegan by using margarine, vegan cheese and sour cream, although I haven’t tried.

Someone will ask if you can make it with whole wheat flour. If you do use whole wheat flour, it won’t rise as well and it will be denser, and I would not exceed half the amount of all-purpose with whole wheat.

No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread - Ready in Under 30 Mins - Recipe at averiecooks.com

I made biscuits along these lines called No-Knead Peanut Butter Biscuits in my cookbook, Peanut Butter Comfort.

Just seeing this picture takes me back to spring 2012. It was one of the first recipes I shot for the cookbook and it’s the opening recipe of the book.

Peanut Butter Comfort: Recipes for Breakfasts, Brownies, Cakes, Cookies, Candies, and Frozen Treats Featuring America's Favorite Spread by Averie Sunshine averiecooks.com

This is a great bread for busy weeknight dinners when 30 minutes is all you’ve got to get something hot, fresh, and warm on the table.

No need for refrigerated tubes of rolls that pop open with such a jarring snap when you can make your own bread from scratch in the same amount of time, sans bursting tubes.

No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread - Ready in Under 30 Mins - Recipe at averiecooks.com

The bread is full of rich and comforting flavors from the butter, cheese, and seasonings.

The savory scents that waft through the house while it bakes is enough to make anyone hungry. I felt like I was in an Italian restaurant when I smelled the butter and Parmesan baking.

No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread - Ready in Under 30 Mins - Recipe at averiecooks.com

The family gave these soft, warm, cheesy carbs a big two thumbs up.

Ready in under a half hour and easy gets two thumbs up from me.

No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread - Ready in Under 30 Mins - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Easy No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread - Nothing to knead or roll & no yeast. Who can say no to bread loaded with butter, sour cream & Parmesan!

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Easy No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread

This bread is so fast and easy to make - ready in under 30 minutes. There's nothing to knead, roll, or shape, and no yeast involved. The dense yet springy bread is baked in a pan and sliced after baking, such a time and energy saver. The butter, sour cream, and cheese keep it flavor, and exceedingly soft and moist. No need for refrigerated tubes of dough when you can make your own bread from scratch in the same amount of time.

Yield: one 8x8 pan, 9 to 12 generous pieces

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 22 to 24 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (or a Parmesan-Romano blend; extra sharp cheddar or similar may be substituted)
2 tablespoons all-purpose seasoning blend (Mrs.Dash, 21 Salute, Grillmates, etc.)
1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional and to taste (consider if your seasoning blend includes salt; and saltiness level of your cheese)
1 cup milk, plus 1/4 cup or as needed (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 cup sour cream (thick Greek yogurt may be substituted)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter, about 1 minute. Pour butter into prepared pan; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, cheese, seasoning blend, baking powder, optional salt, and whisk to combine; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup milk and sour cream until smooth.
  5. Pour wet mixture over dry, folding to incorporate. Batter will be very thick, and dense, with lumps. If your batter is so thick it resembles paste, add up to 1/4 cup milk, or as necessary, to thin it out.
  6. Carefully turn batter out into pan, right on top of the melted butter. Smooth batter lightly with a spatula and push it into the corners. If some of the butter sloshes up and covers the batter, it's okay.
  7. With a knife, score the batter into 9 pieces (3 horizontal slices, 3 vertical slices); be careful not to slice too deeply and rip the foil. Scoring the batter makes post-baking slicing easier.
  8. Bake for about 22 to 24 minutes, or until bread is set, domed, golden, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow bread to cool in pan for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving. If any butter pooled in bottom of pan, drizzle it over the top. Serve with butter, cream cheese, olive oil or your favorite dip. Bread is best fresh, but will keep airtight for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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94 Responses to “Easy No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread”

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    Nutmeg nanny — August 7, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I am a sucker for any kind of bread :) this recipe looks incredible!! I love it

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    anna @ annamayeveryday — August 9, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Looks fabulous, I have all the ingredients so going to make this. Don’t have the seasonings you mention, the only all purpose one I have is Old Bay – would you use that?

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 9th, 2013 at 6:49 am

      Go with that! I’d start with 1 to 2 teaspoons, and then depending on how salty your cheese is, or how much ‘spice’ you want your bread to have, add to taste. Keep in mind dough always tastes much more heavily-seasoned than the finished product turns out; I find this true with sweeter breads, i.e. cinnamon as well as savory. LMK how it goes!

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      • anna @ annamayeveryday replied: — August 18th, 2013 at 2:34 am

        The bread was soft and delicious and we all loved the parmesan. I am not sure about the Old Bay, ended up a bit to “celery salty” if that makes sense. We will try it again with less or none of the OB and just stick with the parmesan!

        • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 18th, 2013 at 2:37 am

          I don’t typically use Old Bay very often. I am a Mrs. Dash fan b/c it’s salt-free and I’d recommend that or just customizing a fave blend of seasonings you know you like; or omit if that’s preferred. Glad the bread was soft & delish!

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