Enjoy light and fluffy Instant Pot bread with a few basic ingredients and no special tools or techniques!

Yes, you can learn how to make a loaf of homemade artisan bread with ease! All you need is flour, yeast, water, and a few minutes of prep time for this no-knead, set-and-forget recipe.

Delight the family with a loaf of fluffy fresh bread warm from the oven with dinner tonight!

sliced Instant Pot Rosemary Bread

Best Instant Pot Bread!

  • Who can resist the aroma of freshly baked bread that’s perfect for sopping up soups and sauces, or for making gourmet French toast or bread pudding?
  • This no-knead yeast dough bread proofs in the Instant Pot and then is finished in the oven to get that bakery-fresh crusty exterior and chewy interior!
  • This recipe is so easy you can make it every day.
  • The Instant Pot can be used to make other breads like homemade banana bread and gingerbread.
cutting Instant Pot Rosemary Bread into slices

Ingredients and Variations

Flour – The simplicity of this recipe starts with all-purpose flour. A gluten-free loaf can be baked, however, refer to the conversion on the package label.

Yeast – The most important part of this recipe is to make sure your yeast is fresh. You’ll know the yeast is fresh when a foamy top layer forms after the proofing stage. Look for packets that read “active” dry yeast instead of “instant.”

Water – Warm water activates the yeast and feeds on the sugar. The best temperature to activate yeast is about 100° to 110°F, which is a little over lukewarm.

Variations – Add fresh or dried rosemary, dill, parsley, sage, or garlic powder. Asiago, parmesan, or finely shredded cheddar cheese can also be added to the dough in Step 4.

Instant Pot Rosemary Bread before cooking

How to Make Instant Pot Bread

Get fresh, foolproof artisan bread with the Instant Pot!

  1. Line a cake pan with parchment paper, being sure it fits in the Instant Pot on a trivet.
  2. Add a cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot, as directed in the recipe below.
  3. Proof the yeast in water and sugar in a large bowl. Mix in flour and salt.
  4. Stir the dough until no dry spots remain and transfer to the prepared cake pan.
  5. Let the dough rise in the Instant Pot until doubled, about 1 hour on the “yogurt” or “low” setting.
  6. Remove the cake pan from the Instant Pot and bake in the preheated oven until golden and baked through.

Cool before slicing.

cooked Instant Pot Rosemary Bread on a cooling rack

Tips for Instant Pot Bread

  • Be sure the yeast is fresh before beginning.
  • Whisk flour before measuring it out since scooping it straight from the bag weighs too heavy and the bread will be too dense and fail to rise.
  • Put a little pan of water on a lower oven rack while it’s heating up. This adds steam while your bread bakes, giving it a super fluffy final rise for an extra light texture.

Keeping Bread Fresh

Instant Pot bread is preservative-free so it won’t keep as long as commercial breads will. To keep it fresh longer, store it in a plastic bag or covered container at room temperature for up to 5 days, and slice as needed. Or freeze a loaf or slices in a zippered bag for up to 3 months.

What to Serve with Bread

cutting Instant Pot Rosemary Bread into slices
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Instant Pot Bread

This Instant Pot Bread recipe is perfect for those who want fresh and delicious bread made easier.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Instant Pot Pressure Build Time 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 48 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author I Don’t Have Time For That


6 qt Instant Pot


  • 1 cup warm water 100° to 110°F
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast 1 packet
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Line a 6-8" cake pan with parchment paper. Ensure it can easily fit inside the Instant Pot.
  • Place the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let the yeast proof for about 5 minutes or until foamy, then add the flour and salt.
  • This is a no-knead recipe, so just continue mixing the dough by hand until no dry patches appear.
  • Place the dough in the lined pan.
  • Place the cake pan in the Instant Pot and gently place the lid on top (do not need to secure).
  • Select the "Yogurt" setting and let the dough rise for about 1 hour or until doubled. If your Instant Pot has a temperature option, choose "low".
  • While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Remove the baking pan from the Instant Pot and place it into the oven (or see note for a loaf).
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  • Remove from the pan and cool on a rack.



This is intended to be a quick and easy bread.
If desired once the dough has doubled, punch it down and place it into a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Form into a loaf, and allow to rise for about 45 minutes in a warm place until the dough has risen just above the loaf pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 375°F.  
Recipe updated June/2022 for improved results.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Pantry, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! I proofed it in the Instant Pot and then used my new Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid and baked it! I used the 45 minute cook time and it turned out AMAZING! Crispy crust and soft on the inside!

  2. 5 stars
    Fully confident it will be a 5 star! Bread is rising now…I can hardly stand the simplicity of it all. Sure beats heating up the oven for just one loaf of bread. And it is a rather “quiet” recipe as it does not require 7 minutes of kneading in a Bosch or KitchenAid. Yeah!