Bread Machine Parmesan Sandwich Bread

Cold fall and winter mornings, when I am planning on making soup for dinner, is when I get our bread machine out and get a loaf going. Our house runs on the cold side, so a bread machine lets the bread properly rise without us sweating, and I don’t have to watch over the dough either.

While I use a Zojirushi bread machine that produces a bakery style loaf, most any bread machine will work with the recipe, as long it can make up to a 1½ pound loaf.

I do suggest weighing your flour versus scooping it, as it’s easy to have a to heavy loaf.

Bread Machine Parmesan Sandwich Bread


  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 360 grams (3 cups) all-purpose or bread flour
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp dry milk
  • 2 tsp dry yeast


Zojirushi bread machines warm the ingredients for you, with other brands of bread machines use warm water instead, at the temperature called for, and stack the ingredients as called for in the manual.

Add ingredients in order listed. Set loaf for standard white bread, light crust and if size is needed, 1½ pound size.

Check during the first kneading cycle, to make sure everything is mixing.

Remove after baking, let cool on a rack.

Once fully cooled, store in a sealed bread bag, and use within 2 days for best results.

This slices well for freezing. We take out slices at night, put in a sandwich box, and let thaw in the refrigerator overnight for sandwiches.

Makes a 1½ pound loaf.