This Cheese Bread is extra fast, no rise time, no kneading and no yeast required.

Flavorful and tender, this bread is loaded with cheese and needs just about 15 minutes to prepare.

slices of Cheese Bread with loaf and butter behind

Favorite Savory Quick Bread

QUICK Ingredients for this recipe are most likely in the pantry already, and freshly shredded cheese!

EASY No rising, no yeast, no kneading. About 15 minutes prep time is all you need!

DELICIOUS Soft and full of flavor. Serve warm with butter for a side dish that will quickly turn into the star of the table!


DRY ingredients are simple, flour, baking powder & salt (and some butter!)

WET Milk & eggs, staples in any kitchen!

CHEESE Cheddar and parmesan cheese are used in this recipe, but feel free to use whatever cheese you have on hand! Swiss, Mozza, or pepper jack!


It’s such a versatile quick bread! Add a little garlic powder for an extra zing, or substitute the cheddar for swiss for a whole new flavor profile.

Try adding cooked ham or bacon to your loaf before baking! Jalapenos, olives, or even sun-dried tomatoes would all taste great too.

mixing ingredients to make Cheese Bread

How to Make Cheese Bread

Super easy homemade cheese bread is a favorite. The steps are similar to that of making biscuits without the rolling.

  1. Whisk dry ingredients (per recipe below) together. Cut in the butter.
  2. Add eggs and milk and stir.
  3. Bake according to recipe or until a wooden pick comes out clean.

Cheese Bread before baking in pan

What to Serve Cheese Bread With

Cheese bread makes great sandwiches, obviously!

It’s great with any kind of pasta recipe or even toasted and topped with poached eggs for breakfast. Make a great lunch and serve it next to a hearty bowl of tomato soup!

But you can also cut slices into strips and dip into marinara sauce! Or cut it into cubes, bake and make croutons!

How to Store It

Keep cheese bread in an airtight container on the countertop or in the fridge- anywhere it will stay dry and fresh from other odors.

Cheese Bread with a bite taken out and butter melting

Can It Be Frozen?

  • Cheese bread can be frozen as an entire loaf or in separate slices so you can use what you need! Just make sure it is kept airtight.
  • To avoid sogginess, ensure the bread is completely cooled before sealing.

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Cheese Bread (Quick Bread)

Loaded with cheese and baked until golden, this Cheese Bread recipe is a family favorite!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 slices
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  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup cold butter
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar shredded
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8" x 4" loaf pan.
  • Whisk dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut in butter. Stir in cheeses and green onion.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs until foamy. Add milk and sugar.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry mixture and stir just until moistened, do not overmix.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Store in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 4 days. 
4.97 from 337 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 183 | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
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Recipe Adapted Martin, Verneil. “Cheese Quick Bread”. Recipe. Among Friends. Centax Books, SK, 1989. 32. Print.


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  1. Made this yesterday! Huge success! Gave a piece to my neighbor and she called later to say she wanted another slice! Super yummy and very easy! Will make it again for sure!5 stars

  2. my Mom use to make this and cook in metal coffee cans…When you remove the cooked bread they were great in toaster….especially for breakfast…great childhood memory5 stars

  3. Found this one day when my husband commented that we were out of cheese bread from Wegman’s and he wanted a tuna sandwich on cheese bread, and I’ve been making it ever since, using the triple cheddar from Aldi. Quick and easy and tasty and perfect for a tuna sandwich. And for the person who said that it didn’t work in their 4 x 8 pan, I have not had an issue with it in the 4 x 8.
    Just waiting for the current loaf to come out of the oven now for lunch today!

  4. As always your recipes are top notch. I made the easy cheese bread and it was great. So easy and tasty. I look for your web page everyday to check the recipes. I have tried so many of the recipes especially the breakfast sausage, yummy!5 stars

  5. This bread is easy to make and delicious. I often use Pepper Jack cheese to make it and follow the directions without other changes. It is very good toasted the next day.5 stars

  6. This is amazing. I added 1/2 tsp oregano and omitted the sugar. It rose beautifully and fit perfectly in my 8″ x 4″ loaf pan. We had a slice right out of the oven – so so good! Pairing it with homemade mushroom soup for this cold winter day.5 stars

  7. I made this bread today, Jan. 6, 2024. I didn’t have cheddar cheese so I substituted mozzarella. I also added a small amount of minced jalapeno pepper. I used an 8″ x 4″ pan. The bread came out beautifully. Next time, I will add more cayenne or jalapeno to give this yummy bread a little more kick. I’ll also try it with different herbs. I will make sure to have cheddar cheese on hand, though, because the mozzarella doesn’t give the bread the sharpness that cheddar provides. All in all, a very good quick bread!

  8. I added fresh dill, and fresh chives, parsley, garlic and a little bit of shallots along with the cheeses. You can really use any herbs that have the flavors you like. That’s what makes this recipe so wonderful! Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  9. This recipe does not fit in a 4 x 8″ pan. It was overflowing while baking. It should go into a 5 x9″ pan. If you correct that, it might have been a winner. If you check other recipes for Cheese Quick Bread, with this amount of ingredients, you will find that they call for a 5 x 9″ pan. A waste of my time and ingredients.

    1. Sorry this recipe didn’t work out for you. We have always had success using a 4×8 pan when making this Cheese Bread.

  10. you have fastly became my go to website so much so that I downloaded your app! I love it and I know this bread is gonna turn out amazing with the chicken I’m making tonight5 stars

    1. Hi Penny! I actually haven’t tried this recipe with gluten free flour yet but I would love to hear how it turns out.