Copycat Carrabba’s Bread with Dipping Sauce

Copycat Carrabba's Bread with Dipping Sauce

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 lovet o make this copycat Carrabba’s bread with dipping sauce at home. It goes great with pasta or I also love pairing this recipe with Copycat Carrabba’s beef brasato or other hearty Italian dishes.

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.

Copycat Carrabba’s Bread with Dipping Sauce

Why go out when you can make this delicious bread and dipping sauce at home?
Course Bread
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Copycat Carrabba’s Bread with Dipping Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author Two Pink Peonies


  • Bread machine (will also include recipes for oven)



  • 1 packet dry active yeast (2 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Italian sesoning blend
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt

Dipping Sauce

  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • high quality extra virgin olive oil


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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