Rosemary Bread {Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe} - Cooking Classy (2024)

Published June 27, 2013. Updated March 11, 2020

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The main reason I go to Macaroni Grill is for their warm, freshly baked rosemary bread. I eat so much of it that by the time my entree comes I’m not really hungry anymore. I’m sure they are thinking; seriously this girl wants another loaf?

Why yes, don’t mind if I do thank you…and another one after that please :). Unfortunately I don’t live very close to a Macaroni Grill so I had to learn how to make the bread at home.

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I used fresh rosemary in this recipe but if you don’t have fresh you could substitute 1 1/2 Tbsp dried crushed rosemary.

You could also add in some roasted garlic to the bread dough or add some fresh garlic to the dipping oil for another layer of flavor.

And yes, just be sure you do serve it with the pepper oil for dipping – it’s the second best part. Hopefully this incredibly fluffy and flavorful bread will find it’s way to your dinner menu soon because you’re going to love it! Enjoy!

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Once you try this easy bread recipe you'll be hooked! It has the perfect amount of fresh rosemary and it's amazingly delicious served warm with peppery olive oil for dipping.

Servings: 12

Prep20 minutes minutes

Cook25 minutes minutes

Rise3 hours hours

Ready in: 3 hours hours 45 minutes minutes



  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, whisk together 1/4 cup water, yeast and sugar until yeast has dissolved. Allow to rest 5 minutes.

  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil, remaining 3/4 cup warm water, 1 1/2 cups flour, the rosemary and fine salt and using the paddle attachment blend mixture until combined.

  • Switch attachment on stand mixer to a hook attachment, add in 1 cup more flour and knead mixture on medium speed until smooth an elastic, adding additional flour as needed if dough is sticking to bowl.

  • Cover bowl and allow to rest in a warm place until more than doubled, about 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

  • Scoop dough out and divide into two equal portions. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with 1 Tbsp olive oil.

  • Lightly dust a clean work surface with flour and shape dough portions into ovals while folding tops into middle, tucking and pinching seams to build structure.

  • Transfer to prepared baking sheet spacing evenly apart and allow to rest, uncovered, until more than doubled about 1 1/2 hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees during last 10 minutes of rising.

  • Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes, the remove from oven and brush loaves with remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil and sprinkle tops evenly with kosher salt.

  • Return to oven and bake 10 - 15 minutes longer until golden brown. Serve warm with a mixture of olive oil and freshly ground black pepper for dipping.


Recipe adapted from Food Network

Nutrition Facts

Rosemary Bread {Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe}

Amount Per Serving

Calories 132Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Fat 4g6%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 244mg11%

Potassium 38mg1%

Carbohydrates 21g7%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 14IU0%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 5mg1%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

Course: breads

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: Rosemary Bread

Author: Jaclyn



  • flour
  • olive oil
  • rosemary
  • salt
  • sugar
  • yeast

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  • Sherry

    I’ve made this before , following your directions exactly and it’s great. I have numerous other things to do today and I am wondering if I could use my bread machine? It would save me a lot of steps, I think. Thank you. ~Sherry

    • Jaclyn

      Rosemary Bread {Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe} - Cooking Classy (8)

      Yes the bread machine should work well for this recipe. Glad you’ve enjoyed these bread Sherry!


    Has anyone made this gluten free?
    I need a good g f bread recipe.

  • marlene marginet

    Can I make this in a bread machine and how?

    • Jaclyn

      Rosemary Bread {Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe} - Cooking Classy (9)

      I haven’t tested this but I imagine it would work in a bread machine as well on a standard white bread setting.

  • Abby

    The best bread of my life, Jaclyn changed my life with this recipe. I so recommend that you try it, it goes great with butter

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