Basil Tomato Bread
20 min
1 hr 20 min


Flavored Butter

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning  


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons instant minced onion

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup sour cream

1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (white only), slightly beaten

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


 *Substitute 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves, 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves, 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves and 1/8 teaspoon dried sage.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all flavored butter ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine flour, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, sugar, onion, baking soda, basil and salt in bowl. Stir in sour cream, milk, tomatoes and 1/4 cup melted butter just until moistened. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead about 10 times or until smooth. Divide dough in half. Pat each half into 4 1/2-inch round loaf.

  4. STEP 4

    Place loaves 3 inches apart onto greased baking sheet. Brush tops with egg white. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Cut an X about 1/2-inch deep in top of each loaf. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet; cool completely. Serve with flavored butter.


13Fat (mg)
45Cholesterol (mg)
280Sodium (mg)
18Carbohydrates (g)
<1Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)


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  September 25, 2014

It came out wonderful !!!! But I'm curious why you called it a yeast bread in answer to the question about freezing the dough. I might chop up a little halapenos in a future loaf....... Anyway, I'll definitely double the recipe next time because two boule's are not enough !!!

— says Doug
  September 14, 2012

This recipe was easy but fyi it doesn't make bread - it makes 2 big biscuits! I was questioning the lack of yeast. Not that I dislike cheesy biscuits...

— says Justice
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