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!

Ingredients/Variations

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!

MIX IT UP

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.

Delicious Breads to Try!

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Cheese Bread with a bite taken out and butter melting
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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

Ingredients  

  • 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

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8 ½" 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.

Notes

Store in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 4 days. 
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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. Wonderful recipe with terrific results. I used bread flour, omitted the cayenne pepper, but used a shredded nacho cheese blend with jalapeno and and two chopped green onions. Excellent taste and a nicely sized loaf. Will be making this over and over…5 stars

    1. Hi Margaret, we haven’t tried this recipe with gluten-free flour but would love to hear how it turns out for you!

  2. I love this recipe, I ended up baking it in a small countertop oven at around 315 degrees Fahrenheit for around 40 minutes and it came out perfect. Instead of using cheese, I mixed in 1 whole carrot, a 1/4 cup of frozen corn, half a jalapeno, and half a mini sweet pepper (along with Italian seasoning and parsley). I didn’t change any of the other ingredient amounts when doing this. The bread came out perfect and tastes great when dipping it in cheese sauce.

    The next time I make this I plan on making a dessert bread with cream cheese, nuts, chocolate, or whatever else comes to mind5 stars

    1. Sounds delicious, Matteo! Thanks for sharing your substitutions. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. I added 2 cups of cheese by accident. What difference would that be from the one cup the recipe calls for?
    It turned out very good anyway.5 stars

  4. I made this today for Easter dinner with ham. Enjoyed by everyone.
    One question….I goofed and put in 2 cups of cheese. I don’t know much about baking so wondering how different that made the bread??? Next time I’ll just do 1 cup.
    Your opinion would be appreciated. Thanks.5 stars

    1. Hi Carole, It would make the bread cheesier and moister which could cause it to not hold together as well but I am so glad you enjoyed it!

  5. I absolutely love bread but unfortunately don’t have the patience to make it often. This recipe is so easy and so very good. I believe I could have eaten this entire loaf in one day, if you love bread then you need to try this. I saw one comment where the person used half cheddar and half mozzarella and the next time I make this I intend to try that.5 stars