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Bread Machine Easy Tomato Basil Bread

Easy Tomato Basil Bread
Imagine this bread with a vegetable pasta salad or as a grilled pepperoni and cheese sandwich!
Yield 1 loaf



  • 2 cups tomato-basil flavored spaghetti sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 to 4 cups bread flour (see note)
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast


  • Place spaghetti sauce, Parmesan cheese, 3 cups bread flour and yeast in bread pan. Select basic or white bread cycle and start machine. Keeping the lid of the machine open, gradually add enough of the additional bread flour (1 tablespoon at a time) until mixture forms a smooth, soft ball. Close lid. When baking is complete, remove bread from machine as soon as possible. Cool on rack. 


Get Traditional Bread Making Method here.
Amount of bread flour will vary with each brand of spaghetti sauce.
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Review & Comments

June | Reply

Why is there no sugar in this recipe? Doesn’t yeast need sugar to grow?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi June – In no-sugar added doughs (common for pizza, and French/Italian breads), the yeast will break down the starch in the flour into sugar.

Happy baking!

Johnia | Reply

Can you use a stand mixer

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Johnia – Yes you can! Follow the directions here:, just use the stand mixer to knead instead of kneading by hand.
Happy baking!

Deb Jackman | Reply

What size loaf does the Bread Machine Easy Tomato Basil loaf make? I have a 1 1/2 lb bread machine.

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Deb – Typically a 1 1/2-lb. machine will hold 3 cups of flour, and a 2-lb. machine will hold 4 cups. Check your bread machine manual to see how much flour it can hold. You could adjust to 3/4ths of the recipe if needed: 1 3/4 cups sauce, 1 3/4 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, 2 1/2 to 3 cups bread flour, and still use 1 packet of active dry yeast.
Happy baking!

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