No-Knead Cranberry Cheese Skillet Bread

Looking for an easy bread recipe?

No-Knead Cranberry Cheese Skillet Bread is the one you have been looking for.  It’s crusty on the outside and delicious and tender on the inside!  A super easy homemade dough that comes together in just minutes.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet Bread

This homemade bread is the perfect addition to any meal.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet Bread

When I saw this Great Midwest® Cranberry Cheddar at the grocery store I knew it would be a delicious cheese to add to my skillet bread.  This decadent cheese is the perfect combination of tart cranberries and delicious Wisconsin Cheddar.

While at the grocery store I also picked up a Mango Fire Cheddar that I will be making the yummiest grilled cheeses with!  Keep an eye out for that recipe coming soon!

Sorry, I digressed.  

Back to the bread I’ve made 3 times in the last 7 days.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet Bread

The dough comes together so very easily in one bowl (and like the name says with no kneading), then you let it rise in that same bowl.  Then gently move it to your cast iron skillet and let it rise one more time.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet BreadIn the oven it goes to become golden and crusty.  Right before the bread comes out of the oven top it with some more Cranberry Cheddar cheese until it becomes gooey.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet Bread

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet Bread

Let cool and enjoy a piece slathered with butter.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet Bread

4.9 from 27 reviews
No-Knead Cranberry Cheese Skillet Bread
  • 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast (1 package)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • ¾ tablespoon himalayan salt (kosher salt can be substituted)
  • 4 cups flour
  • olive oil
  • ½ cup dried cranberries + safe a few to add to the top of the bread.
  • ¾ cup Great Midwest Cranberry Cheddar Cheese + more to sprinkle on top of bread, grated
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine yeast and warm water.
  2. Add 1 cup of flour and salt, stir to combine with a wooden spoon.
  3. Stir in dried cranberries and shredded cheese.
  4. Add remaining flour just a cup at a time until it is all incorporated.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place.
  6. Lightly oil the bottom of a 10" or 12" oven proof skillet. I prefer to use a cast-iron skillet.
  7. Coat your hands with flour and sprinkle the top of the dough with flour. Gently transfer dough to the oiled skillet.
  8. Cover with a kitchen towel and let sit in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  9. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  10. Drizzle the top with olive oil and add extra cranberries to the top.
  11. Score the top of the dough with a knife.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes until the top of the loaf is golden brown.
  13. Add remaining grated cheese to the top of the loaf and place back into the oven until cheese has melted.
  14. Place loaf onto a cooling rack immediately and let the loaf cool completely prior to serving.


This is the perfect bread to add to your holiday table as well as your weeknight dinner!  How pretty would this skillet bread look on your Thanksgiving table?

Don’t you think it’s about time to add a new holiday tradition by incorporating Great Midwest® Cheeses into your recipes?

Click here to find out more about the amazing cheeses Great Midwest® Products makes.

Some of their other cheeses are Apple Cinnamon Cheddar, Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar, Chipotle Cheddar to name just a few.  Can you just imagine how beautiful a charcuterie board would look with these cheeses?


Until Next Time…


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  1. Ruth I. says:

    I just love the brown parts of this well-cooked bread. This is perfect for morning coffee. I would love to try making this very soon.

  2. Becky Willis says:

    Wow the cranberries and cheese sound like such a great combination. The only thing keeping from making this is I don’t have an iron skillet. So that will be on my list of things to get so I can make this.

    I cannot wait to try it!

  3. Hannah Marie says:

    I love bread but it’s just not easy to do it with the recipes I have. This one is the winner, I like that it’s a no knead recipe and it looks so delicious!

  4. Candy Rachelle says:

    Wow!! This cranberry cheese bread looks so tasty. I think this is perfect for a holiday. Easy to make and delicious as well. I am sure that my family would love this.

  5. Rahul Khurana says:

    Yummy and delicious looking bread. Nice shots and very well written recipe. I think I should try this one. Though my fav bread is the garlic and multigrain ones.

  6. Heidi says:

    I’ve never seen skillet bread before. That’s so fun! We have some issues with wheat at our house, so I can’t try the bread, but I’m definitely interested in that cheese! Thanks for the idea!

  7. Claudia Krusch says:

    No-Knead Cranberry Cheese Skillet Bread looks so delicious and easy to make. I am sure it will be a big hit with my family. I will have to give this a try on the weekend.

  8. Jen Walker says:

    This looks really good and something I would enjoy! I especially like that I don’t have to knead it. I have a weird loathing of that task…..

  9. April says:

    This looks fantastic and easy! I saw cranberry cheddar at the grocery store a couple weeks ago I wish I would’ve bought it! Now I’m wondering what it tastes like!

  10. Ruth I. says:

    This looks magnificent! I love that you used cranberries to give it a little-added flavor boost! Saving for later, I can’t wait to try it!

  11. Hannah Marie says:

    I have never heard of skillet bread unless it was corn bread! I also love the fact that it’s no-knead, that has always put me off from making bread so this is a game changer!

  12. Sharon says:

    Yessss! I love homemade bread – especially when cooked in a skillet. So easy and cleanup is a breeze. Cannot wait to try this incredible combo of carbs, cheese, and cranberries!

  13. Jennifer L says:

    Oh wow this break looks so easy to make and delicious too. Ive never tried making bread because I always think its going to be so hard to make. Def doing this for the holidays.

  14. Khushboo says:

    Baking is not my forte but you make it seems so easy peasy. I am tempted to give this one a try and I hope it works out 🙂

  15. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    This looks soooo yummy! I do not think I have ever made bread in a skillet like this before but I know I want to.

  16. Andrea says:

    Looks good – but i do have one question – i have candida (it’s a yeast issue) – is there anything i can use to substitute for the yeast in this recipe?

  17. Candy Rachelle says:

    This cranberry cheese bread looks so delicious and really tasty. My friend is looking for an easy to make bread recipe and I am pretty sure that she will like this cranberry cheese bread recipe.

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