Cheese Bread (Quick Bread)

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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.

Delicious Breads to Try!

Did your family love this Cheese Bread? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

Cheese Bread with a bite taken out and butter melting
4.97 from 186 votes
Review Recipe

Cheese Bread (Quick Bread)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Loaded with cheese and baked until golden, this Cheese Bread recipe is a family favorite!


  • 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

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  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 4 days. 

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. Absolutely delicious. It was so quick and easy to make. Will be making another one soon Thank you for sharing5 stars

  2. Out. Standing!
    I used a 9×5 load pan which took about 35-40 minutes of baking time. I’ll happily share this recipe and will for sure make it again.5 stars

  3. OMG!!!!!This came out amazing…I was skeptical about the sugar, but my husband thought (and I agree) that it really helped balance the flavor. This is in our permanent file now. Thank you so much :)5 stars

  4. Wow! I was so skeptical to try this recipe because every other no yeast bread recipe has failed in taste but especially texture. I had the ingredients mixed and in the oven within 10 minutes- in fact it took my oven longer to preheat. The cooking time was less than 50 minutes for me- more like 40 minutes so be sure to keep an eye on it. As for other reviewer’s suggestions, it’s really about personal taste. I followed the recipe, except used 1 tbsp of icing sugar instead of 3 tbsp of sugar and left out the green onion and it was delicious. I probably will make tweaks next time, like added spices and complete removal of sugar, but that is part of the experimentation. The bottom line is the recipe consistency delivers and will be a staple for my soup days! Thank you!5 stars

  5. I just took this Cheese bread out of the oven. It is wonderful. I added chopped jalapeños and I didn’t have green onions so I used Texas sweet onions. But I loved it. It’s a keeper.
    Kathy5 stars

    1. I’ve only tried the recipe as written, so can’t say for sure if it would work in a bread machine. I’d suggest that you refer to the machine’s manual to see if they give instructions for baking quick breads. Let us know if you try it!

      1. Hi, the bread looks great. Can it be made without the sugar? I’m in the UK and we don’t use sugar when making bread. Thanks for any help.

      2. I haven’t tried it without sugar although I do think it would work ok. Let us know how it goes.

  6. Your cheese bread sounds yummy and easy but you didn’t list an oven temperature. I’m guessing 350 degrees F.

  7. I made this, but added garlic powder and topped it with Everything Bagle seasoning. Absolutely delicious!

  8. My family and I loved this! Paired with a black bean soup, it was just delicious! I added the extra 1/8 tsp salt that I saw recommended and it was just on the verge of being too much (and I loooooove a lot of salt). So first try the recipe as is if you’re going to try it!5 stars

  9. I only had self rising flour so I used it and added some garlic seasoning and it came out fantastic!! Will definitely make this again.5 stars

  10. Wow, this was fantastic! The texture of this bread reminded my family of bread that is served at one of our favorite restaurants. And the taste is really great! I didn’t have green onion, so I substituted a little bit of onion powder instead. I cooked it for a little less than 50 mins, but it was getting quite brown; so I am thinking my oven runs a little warmer than it should.5 stars

  11. all of your recipes that I’ve tried are great!! love your taste! and this bread was no exception. thanks for consistently excellent food ideas. whenever I come across a recipe with your face on it, I’ve come to know it will be a good one!! this looked so professional when done and it was easy to do. and so tasty.5 stars

  12. I was really looking forward to making this version of cheese bread. I am an avid baker and make a variety of breads. This was so easy and no waiting for the yeast to rise. I was really disappointed in the taste of this bread. There is an unpleasant after taste. If I make this again, I will cut down the baking powder to 1 tsp. I think 4 tsp is too much for this size bread. That could be where that weird taste is coming from. Too bad, it was a beautiful looking loaf.2 stars

    1. Sorry that you didn’t enjoy the cheese bread as much as we do Deb. Perhaps a different brand baking powder may help? Thanks for trying it.

  13. I am wondering whether to remove the bread immediately from the pan or wait 5-10 minutes?
    I let it set in the pan on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. It came out of the pan perfectly but just wondering. It looks and smells delicious. I bake it for exactly 50 minutes and the pick tested done. Look if forward to cutting into this beautiful loaf.
    Thank you