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The Best Sourdough Bread Machine Recipe

Bread Machine Sourdough Recipe

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This delicious machine sourdough bread is probably one of the easiest tools for sourdough bread bakers. And your sourdough loaf will emerge just as delicious, if not better!

If you’re unable to hunch over the kitchen counter and knead the dough with pent-up passion, then have no fear, the brilliant sourdough bread machine will gladly take your place!

  • Total Time: 8 hrs 50 mins
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


  • 120g sourdough starter
  • 180g water
  • 360g whole grain dark rye flour, bread flour, or all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Place the wet and dry ingredients in the bread machine pan and in the order recommended by the bread machine manufacturer.
  2. Start the dough cycle and let it complete, then let the dough rise for 2 hours using the rise cycle.
  3. Remove the dough from the bread machine.
  4. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and make a smooth ball.
  5. Line a parchment paper in a Dutch oven and place the dough onto it.
  6. Cover the Dutch oven with the lid and let the dough rise for 4 hours until it’s about twice in volume.
  7. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Meanwhile, score the dough with a sharp knife.
  8. Place the Dutch oven in the oven with the lid on and bake the bread at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes.
  9. Remove the bread from the oven and place it on a cooling rack.
  10. Slice the bread with an electric knife or serrated bread knife after it has cooled down completely.
  • Author: Natasha Krajnc
  • Prep Time: 8 hrs 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: bread
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 117 kcal
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Protein: 4g