Copycat Carrabba’s Bread with Dipping Sauce {secret recipe}

If you love the Italian country loaf and dipping sauce from Carrabbas then you’ll love this easy copycat recipe.

Italian Country Loaf

I used to live in walking distance of a Carrabbas. It was pretty amazing. I would walk over with friends for happy hour all the time. I LOVED their food (and still love their food, we just no longer live near one) I was always on a mission to recreate their dishes at home. Now that I’m no longer close to a Carrabbas, I love to make this copycat Carrabba’s bread with dipping sauce at home.

Despite the variety of ingredients for this bread, it is still best served with a flavorful olive oil dipping sauce. I usually throw this bread in my bread maker but if you don’t have one you can still make this bread at home and I will include instructions for both ways below.

Ingredients needed

For the bread, you will need:

  • Dry active yeast: One packet or about 2 ¼ teaspoons if you’re measuring yeast out.
  • Water: You’ll need warm water.
  • Sugar: You’ll need a little bit of white sugar for this bread.
  • Olive oil: You’ll need high quality, extra virgin olive oil.
  • All purpose flour: The base of the bread.
  • Italian seasoning blend, garlic powder, dried basil, dried rosemary, and salt: Yes, the bread at Carrabbas is very plain but it does have a little seasoning in it.

For the dipping sauce, you will need:

  • Salt: Use sea salt, if possible
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Italian seasoning blend
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried rosemary
  • Dried basil
  • Onion powder
  • High quality extra virgin olive oil

How to make this recipe

By hand

  • To make this bread by hand, start by adding the water and yeast then slowly adding all the ingredients together and mix well.
  • Knead the dough and then let it rise for approximately one hour in a warm place.
  • Knead the dough again and then place it into a greased loaf pan.
  • Bake for 40 minutes at 400 degrees.

With a bread machine

If you have a bread maker then simply combine all the ingredients in order listed and let your bread maker work its magic. It should be set to a medium loaf.

For the dipping sauce

Add all of the spices to a large serving bowl and then add olive oil until the spices are distributed to your personal taste.

Other copycat recipes:

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Copycat Carrabba’s Bread with Dipping Sauce

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Why go out when you can make this delicious bread and dipping sauce at home?

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Prep Time

15

mins

Cook Time

40

mins

Rising Time

1

hr

Course

Bread

Cuisine

Italian

Servings

4

people

Equipment

  • Bread machine (will also include recipes for oven)

Ingredients

  

Bread

  • 1

    packet

    dry active yeast

    (2 ¼ teaspoon)

  • 1 ¼

    cup

    warm water

  • 2

    teaspoons

    sugar

  • 2

    tablespoons

    extra virgin olive oil

  • 3

    cups

    all purpose flour

  • ½

    tablespoon

    Italian seasoning blend

  • ½

    teaspoon

    garlic powder

  • ½

    teaspoon

    dried basil

  • ½

    teaspoon

    dried rosemary

  • 1

    teaspoon

    salt

Dipping Sauce

  • 1

    teaspoon

    crushed red pepper

  • 1

    teaspoon

    coarse sea salt

  • 2

    tablespoons

    Italian seasoning blend

  • 1

    teaspoon

    garlic powder

  • 1

    teaspoon

    dried rosemary

  • 1

    teaspoon

    dried basil

  • 1

    teaspoon

    onion powder

  • high quality extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

 

Bread Machine Instructions

  • If you have a bread maker then simply combine all the ingredients and let your bread maker work its magic. It should be set to a medium loaf.

By Hand Instructions

  • To make this bread by hand, start by adding the water and yeast then slowly adding all the ingredients together and mix well.

  • Knead the dough and then let it rise for approximately one hour in a warm place.

  • Knead the dough again and then place it into a greased loaf pan.

  • Bake for 40 minutes at 400 degrees.

Dipping Sauce

  • Add all of the spices to a large serving bowl and then add olive oil until the spices are distributed to your personal taste.

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