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Bread Bowl Recipe - The Easy Way!

Bread Bowl Recipe - the easy way! Turn store-bought bread rolls, into crunchy garlic bread bowls!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern Australian
Keyword bread bowl recipe, bread bowl, garlic bread bowl
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 304kcal
Author Lee-Ann Grace | Chef Not Required


  • 4 round bread rolls I used sourdough
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 garlic cloves large - crushed
  • 4 tbsp parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley optional


  • Pre heat oven to 180c (350f).
  • Slice the top off the bread rolls using a serrated knife and set these "lids" aside.
  • Using your fingers, scoop out the centre of the roll and reserve for another use (making your own breadcrumbs!).
  • Combine the melted butter (4 tbsp), crushed garlic (2 large cloves), salt (if using) and finely chopped parsley (1 tbsp if using) in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush this butter mixture around the inside of the rolls, plus both sides of the lids you set aside earlier.
  • Sprinkle the grated parmesan onto the cut side of the lids (these will be garlic bread dippers) and around the inside of the rolls. Tilt the rolls slightly as you go, the parmesan will stick to the butter.
  • Place the bowls and lids (cut side up) onto a lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Optional Filling for Bread Bowls


If you have any leftover melted butter mixture, brush it onto the outsides of the bread bowls.
I have used sourdough rolls for this recipe, but I have also made it with just plain white rolls. The type of bread roll you use is up to you, just keep in mind size (if they are too small you won't fit in your filling).
*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*