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No Knead Instant Dutch Oven Bread

This No Knead Instant Dutch Oven Bread uses the Instant Dutch Oven to proof the dough and then the Dutch oven cooking vessel is placed in the oven to finish the bread. 

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While you could attempt to bake the bread using the eclectic heating function of the instant Dutch oven, it really works best to bake this in an oven for overall consistent heating.

You can also use this recipe to proof bread in your Instant Pot pressure cooker and then bake the bread in a normal dutch oven. 

Instant Precision Dutch Oven Bread

What is the Instant Dutch Oven?

The Instant Precision Dutch Oven is an electric Dutch oven. So, think of it as a Dutch Oven with its own heating element. The Instant Dutch Oven includes a 6-quart enameled cast-iron pot and lid that can be used with the included heat source or placed in your standard oven. 

Making No Knead Instant Dutch Oven Bread, Tips

The key to making good no knead bread is to carefully measure ingredients if possible. Use a scale and measure out grams of dry ingredient and use ml for liquids. However, I did include general measurement in the recipe for those who lack a scale.

You can use either bread flour or all purpose flour. I prefer King Arthur all-purpose flour. 

While this is a “no knead” recipe, if your dough is too liquid after the second proof, go ahead and knead it for minute or two, adding in some additional flour. But don’t worry too much. Extra liquid and air bubbles make for a light airy crusty bread!

If the dough does not have appeared to rise much (approximately doubled in size) after proofing twice, go ahead and proof for another hour, or even two.

Instant Pot Dutch Oven Bread

Using The Instant Pot to Proof the Dough

If making this with your Instant Pot and a regular cast Iron Dutch Oven, put the dough in your Instant Pot and use the Yogurt button. Adjust it to 1:30 hours for each proof.

Preheat your cast iron Dutch oven in the  oven and then bake according to the recipe.

Instant Dutch Oven Bread

Serving Instant Dutch Oven Bread

Avoid cutting your bread while hot. It still cooks in the center while cooking. But do serve your bread warm with butter! Simple cut while warm or pop it back in the oven for a few minutes to reheat it. 

This bread goes really well with  Instant Pot Pot Roast! I also love it with comfort food dishes like hearty  soups, stews, or meatloaf. For example, this brown sugar meatloaf would pair perfectly with the bread. 

Another great option would be to serve the bread with this easy gumbo recipe, which is made in the Instant Pot with chicken and sausage.  Use the bread to soak up the leftover juices from the gumbo.  

Looking for a basic Dutch Oven bread without using an Instant appliance? Try this one from Le Creuset, which is what I like to bake in when making bread without an Instant Pot.  

Instant Precision Dutch Oven Bread

Instant Dutch Oven Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours

Instant Dutch Oven bread can be made using the Instant Precision Dutch Oven or made by proofing the dough in the Instant Pot and then baking in a regular Dutch Oven.


  • 375 grams (3 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 6 grams (1 1/2 tsp) sea salt
  • 2 grams (1 tsp) Active Dry Yeast
  • 350 ml (1 1/2 cups) warm water (100 degrees)


  1. In a bowl or measuring cup, add the yeast and warm water and let sit for 1-2 minutes
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour and salt.
  3. Add the yeast and water to the bowl and mix together until a loose and sticky mix forms.
  4. Line the Instant dutch oven with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil.
  5. Place dough in the center of the dutch oven and put the lid on. 
  6. Press Manual Mode 1 and set at 85 degree F for 60 minutes. Press Start.
  7. After 60 minutes, lift the parchment paper and dough from the pot.
  8. Sprinkle the dough with flour. If needed, add additional flour and knead slightly in order to form the dough into a ball. Tuck the edges of the dough towards the center, creating a seam and place the ball seam side down on the parchment paper.
  9. Proof the dough again on Manual Mode 1 at 85 degree F for 60 minutes.
  10. Remove the dutch oven vessel and lid and cover with a tea towel. Let rest on the counter for 30 minutes to one hour.
  11. Preheat oven to 475.
  12. Score the dough with a sharp paring knife by making two lines or an ‘X’ shape on the top of the loaf
  13. Spritz with a small amount of water.
  14. Place on lid on the dutch oven vessel and put the vessel in the oven and close oven door. Turn temperature to 450 degrees and bake for 25 minutes..
  15. After 25 minutes, remove the lid and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  16. Remove Bread from Dutch Oven and place on cooling rack.  Allow to cool before cutting Bread.

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