Rosemary Bread Copycat Macaroni Grill Recipe

by Margielynn

This is a recipe for all of you lovers of Macaroni Grill's Rosemary Bread. Now you can enjoy this delicious Italian bread anytime you want!

Rosemary bread is has a crunchy outside with a soft inside, it pairs well with any Italian food, soups or salads.

It is scrumptious served warm dipped in olive oil and black pepper, olive oil and garlic or roasted garlic. I have included a recipe on how to roast the garlic and roasted garlic rosemary compound butter! Feel free to come up with your own dipping or compound butter recipe!

It makes a great a great appetizer, and if you are not careful you will be full on this delicious appetizer!

Rosemary Bread Copycat Macaroni Grill Recipe
Rosemary Bread Copycat Macaroni Grill Recipe

Rosemary Bread Copycat Macaroni Grill Recipe

Prep time 30 min  -  Total time 205 min
Ingredients for 15 servings
Total time depends on the condition of the room when the dough is rising. Makes 2 loaves, servings depend on how it is sliced.
Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (1 Votes)


  • 1 cup warm water, 110-115 degrees
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, extra for dipping
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups flour, extra for dusting
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons rosemary, fresh, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, for serving


1. Mix 1/4 cup water, sugar and yeast until dissolved into the bowl of an electric stand mixer.
2. Let this rest 5 minutes.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, remaining 3/4 cup warm water, 1 1/2 cups flour, the rosemary, and salt.
4. Using the paddle attachment, blend until combined.
5. Switch to the hook attachment, add 1 cup flour; knead mixture on medium speed until smooth an
d elastic.
6. If 
the dough is sticking to the bowl, add more flour.
7. Cover
 the bowl; put in warm place to rise until more than doubled.
8. Divide dough into two equal portions.
9. With1 tablespoon olive oil, grease a rimmed baking sheet.
10. Dust a work surface with flour; shape dough portions into ovals.

11. Transfer to a baking sheet spacing apart; allow to rest uncovered until doubled.
12. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 
13. Bake 10 minutes, remove from 
the oven and brush the loaves with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt.
14. Place back into 
the oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes longer until golden brown.
15. Serve 
the warm bread with a mixture of olive oil and freshly ground black pepper for dipping.

Roasted Garlic Head
Roasted Garlic Head

Roasted Garlic Head

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Take your head of garlic and slice the top off and remove any loose skin from the garlic.
  3. Use a small piece of foil put the garlic in the center and drizzle olive oil over the top, about 1 teaspoon.
  4. Wrap the foil around the garlic head and set on a baking dish.
  5. Roast the garlic around 40 minutes, until soft and golden, check it by sticking a fork in it to see if it is soft.
  6. Take the garlic from the oven and allow it to cool.
  7. To remove the garlic cloves use a fork.
  8. Spread the roasted garlic on warm bread.

Top Cut From Garlic Head For Roasting
Top Cut From Garlic Head For Roasting
Roasted Garlic Rosemary Compound Butter
Roasted Garlic Rosemary Compound Butter

Roasted Garlic Rosemary Compound Butter Recipe

Compound butter is unsalted softened butter mixed with herbs, made into a log or however you choose and chilled. Delicious on hot bread, seasoning food and cooking. Change the herbs around to use the ones you like together!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, minced
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely minced


  1. Place in a medium bowl, butter, rosemary, thyme and garlic cloves.
  2. Make sure all of the ingredients are combined.
  3. Place on a piece of wax or parchment paper, roll into a log and close the ends.
  4. Chill the butter for a couple of hours.
  5. Use on bread, seasoning, and cooking!

How To Make Rosemary Bread Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe

Do you like rosemary bread?

Updated: 01/21/2018, Margielynn
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Margielynn on 11/16/2017

Your welcome Frank!

frankbeswick on 11/16/2017

Thanks, Margielynn.

Margielynn on 11/15/2017

Frank I goggled it and seems like most use fresh rosemary that is not to say seed are just effective.

Margielynn on 11/15/2017

Kimbesa, awesome glad you like it!

frankbeswick on 11/11/2017

I have used rosemary in cordials as it is said to be good for the blood, but does eating its seeds produce the same effect?

kimbesa on 11/11/2017

I made the rosemary bread for the first time today. It's a winner!

Used bread flour and the last of the rosemary from the garden. I will probably bake them on parchment paper next time, because they stuck to the baking sheet, or use one that is non-stick.

Thanks for the recipe!

Margielynn on 09/15/2017

Hi, the freshly ground pepper is for dipping the bread, it is mixed with the olive oil not in the bread itself. There are many different recipes for dipping, find one you like or try your freshly ground white pepper! I have never used white pepper so I have no comment on how it can be used.

DerdriuMarriner on 09/15/2017

Margielynn, Your recipes tend to favor black pepper. I'm trying to imagine if my tendency to use both black and white pepper would do any damage to your bread recipe. What do you think?

Margielynn on 09/15/2017

Oh my gosh, you are all set up to go! I have tried to grow Rosemary and kill it every time! Other people have these gorgeous Rosemary plants! Ugh, not me! Let me know how you like it all! Take care!

Margielynn on 09/15/2017

Give it a try, it is delicious with so many things! Have a wonderful day!

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