No Knead Artisan Bread

I’ve been making this bread for years, and it’s my favorite.

No Knead Artisan Bread

5 from 11 votes
This recipe is so delicious and easy, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought bread again.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread
Servings: 4
Cost: 3


  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir and cover with plastic wrap for 8-24 hours at room temperature.
  • The dough should be wet and bubbly. Turn out the dough onto a floured counter and form into a ball. Let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat a 3 quart dutch oven to 450°.
  • Sprinkle raw corn meal in the empty dutch oven. Put dough on top of the corn meal. Score an “x” on the top. Put the lid on dutch oven.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Take cover off and let cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Let it rest for at least an hour before slicing. Dip into soup and enjoy.

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Recipe Rating

  • 5 stars
    Omg best and easiest bread ever!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I brought it over for family dinner and made my grandparents an extra loaf my grandma didn’t beleive I made it she kept asking what store I got it from 😀 and best part is its so easy! Thank you for sharing

  • 5 stars
    Don’t even need this recipe anymore since I doubt I’ll ever not have it memorized!

    Tried it from watching Christine on YouTube and have since made it countless times.

    SO easy compared with normal yeast breads (in my opinion!) and just the style of bread we love.

  • This bread is so good and easy to make. As a new wife and mother I needed something easy delicious and most importantly cheat and this recipe came in handy.

  • 5 stars
    So easy and so, so good. The cooking time should really be 45 min, not 15 min, but still, it comes together very quickly and with minimal work involved. The flavor is great and the bread isn’t too dense or heavy. The crust is very satisfying and overall the bread is extremely comforting and delicious. It’s hard to wait the hour to eat it because it smells so good coming out of the oven (but it’s worth it to wait).

  • 5 stars
    Love this recipe. I did they cinnamon raisin version of this from a recent YouTube video and my kids LOVED it.

  • 5 stars
    This bread is fantastic! My whole family enjoyed it! Thank you for the recipe :0) I did find that my first loaf, made as directed, stuck to the bottom of the pan. The second time through, I preheated the pan, then sprayed it with cooking spray, before putting the dough in. Perfection!!

    • Did you use the raw cornmeal in the bottom of the Dutch oven? It has to be a thick enough layer to completely keep the dough from touching the bottom of the oven while it cooks.

  • 5 stars
    My husband and parents were so impressed with this loaf and now it’s a weekly bake for my household. Feels so much more fun to eat bread you’ve actually made rather than buy it in the store. Thanks for sharing!

  • hi my daughter and i watch you all the time .thank you.
    my husband passed away last fall he love watching you to all the food you made he whated me to make.
    thanks mary hipp

  • Hi,
    When you say a Dutch Oven do you mean a pot? How do you heat it to a precise temp on top of the stove? Or do you put it in the oven at 450 degrees? I feel pretty stupid asking this since no one else seems confused… I would really like to try making this if you can explain for me. Thanks!

    • You’re not stupid at all. Check out her YouTube channel where she makes this step by step. That’s where I first saw it. I came here for the recipe itself. Good luck!

    • You put then entire Dutch oven into the oven while it preheats. When the oven says it’s 450° then the Dutch oven should be as well

  • 5 stars
    This is delicious, easy, and efficient! No eggs or oil, which keeps costs down. I tend to keep an ongoing rotation on my counter now, because my family devours it.
    It makes an impressive gift, too!
    Thank you so much!

  • 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe twice. Came out perfect both time! On Sunday I made the cinnamon raisin version of this recipe… So delicious! What is the best way to store the bread? I had it on my countertop in a Ziploc bag but it produced mold pretty quickly.

  • 5 stars
    Hi Christine, just to let you know that the time listed for the prep and cooking time is incorrect. Aside from that, I really enjoyed the results.