Now that the weather’s getting chillier, what’s better than a piping hot bowl of delicious, hearty soup? A piping hot bowl of delicious, hearty soup in a homemade bread bowl.


Not only is it a delicious addition to help round out your meal, a bread bowl makes for a great-looking plate.


I’ve always been a big fan of pairing bread bowls with corn chowder, but you can also try crock pot yellow curryslow cooker bacon and turkey chili, or any number of other soup and soup-like meals.

Easy Bread Bowl Recipe
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Serves: 6
  • Warm water
  • 3 Tablespoons of active, dry yeast
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 6½ cups all purpose flour
  • PAM cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Add two cups and four Tablespoons of water into a large mixing bowl (or the mixing bowl for your stand mixer, if you have one).
  4. Sprinkle yeast over the water and allow it to foam (about 5-10 minutes).
  5. Mix in melted butter, sugar, salt, and flour until well combined.
  6. Knead dough for about 5-10 minutes.
  7. Punch down dough and slice into 6 separate pieces.
  8. Carefully form each piece into a ball.
  9. Place on cookie sheet and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool, cut off the top, scoop out some of the bread-y innards (brutal!) and fill with the soup of your choice.
  11. Enjoy!

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