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(No-Rise) Slow Cooker Basil Pesto Bread - This no-rise, no-fuss, SUPER DELICIOUS slow cooker bread is packed with basil pesto and it's probably one of the most flavorful bread recipes you will ever make! 

(No-Rise) Slow Cooker Basil Pesto Bread

This no-rise, no-fuss, SUPER DELICIOUS slow cooker bread is packed with basil pesto and it's probably one of the most flavorful bread recipes you will ever make!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 226 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 (2.25) teaspoons or 1 envelope, active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 (1.5) cups lukewarm water (about 105 degrees fahrenheit)
  • 3 3/4 (3.75) cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dried parsley, for topping
  • kosher salt, for topping

Instructions

  1. Line a 6-quart slow cooker with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Place yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl; stir to combine.

  3. Add water and continue to stir until combined.

  4. Add flour, olive oil, basil pesto, and salt; stir until combined and a shaggy dough begins to form.

  5. Turn out dough onto a floured working surface and knead for 5 minutes until dough is soft and smooth. *IF* dough is sticky, add a bit more flour, or about a tablespoon at a time. 

  6. Place ball of dough in previously prepared slow cooker.

  7. Top with dried parsley and salt.

  8. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours, or until golden on bottom. Internal temperature should read 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

  9. Remove bread from slow cooker together with parchment paper and place on a baking sheet.

  10. Put under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

  11. Remove from oven and set on a cooling rack.

  12. Let cool for 20 to 30 minutes.

  13. Cut and serve.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*IF* dough is sticky, add a bit more flour, or about a tablespoon at a time. 

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 6

Please NOTE that "3 3/4 cups" means 3 cups PLUS 3/4 cup, OR 3.75 cups - NOT 3 times 3/4 cups. Too many readers have made this mistake and the results are a gooey, uncooked, chewy bread. I will update the recipe with decimals so to avoid any confusion. I hope this helps. 

Nutrition Facts
(No-Rise) Slow Cooker Basil Pesto Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 292mg12%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.