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
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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. I an NOT a good cook, but I tried this. It is easy, and is absolutely delicious! I used half sharp cheddar and half mozzarella. Everything else was according to the recipe. I slathered butter on it and sprinkled a little garlic powder on it. So good!5 stars

  2. Made this bread to go with beef stew and it was fantastic! I did not have milk so I used almond milk and it was still fantastic! For the butter I shredded it and chilled it in the freezer while mixing the other ingredients; it makes it easier to cut in. This recipe is so easy, quick and delicious! Thank you for sharing!5 stars

    1. So happy you enjoyed this recipe, Cathy! Thanks for the tip, that sounds like a super helpful way to cut in the butter.

    1. Hi Claire, we haven’t tried this recipe as muffins yet. I would imagine it would take about 20 minutes to cook though. We do have these delicious cheese muffins that you may enjoy too.

  3. A little too sweet and I only used 1/2 of the sugar called for. I also used 1/4 t. garlic salt and the rest plain salt. Might add bacon and/or jalapeños next time5 stars

  4. I made this bread today for the first time, and served it with homemade tomato soup. The bread was a hit with the family. I did add a teaspoon of garlic powder, and I used yellow onion since I didn’t have green onion. The bread was delicious — so moist and flavourful. Thanks very much for this recipe. I’ll be making it again soon!

  5. Hi, im about to make it this weekend. Sounds amazing! But i did not understand the part where it says to add in the butter. It says “usin a fork cut in butter” u mean the cold hard butter to cut in little pieces (why a fork and not a knife?) and add it and mix it in just like that? Without actually mixing it into the dough completely incorporated? please clarify.5 stars

    1. If using a knife works for you, you definitely can. We find it easiest to cut in using a fork, providing similar results to a pastry cutter.

  6. This was great and so easy! I added some red pepper flake and a little extra cheese. I’ll be adding to my go to recipes. Thanks!5 stars

    1. Hi Jenny, we have never made this recipe in the air fryer but we would love to hear know how it turns out for you if you attempt it!

      1. Absolutely amazing bread❣️I doubled The recipe to make two loaves one for our family and one for a trip to half Falls with my parents❣️ God bless you and thank you for this really wonderful amazing bread❣️5 stars

    1. Hi Judy, it should be okay. We usually use milk with higher fat content, but it should turn out delicious still.

  7. I would love to try this recipe, however, I don’t have a butter. Can I replace it with Olive oil? If yes, how much?

    1. Hi Sheryl, we haven’t tried making this recipe with oil but I wouldn’t recommend it. If you do attempt it let us know how it turns out.

  8. Made the cheese bread today, so easy to make and came out great. So delicious too.
    Thank you for a great recipe.

  9. Excellent recipe! My picky family loved it. I added a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning on top before baking. It tastes like my favorite coffee shop order…cheese on an everything bagel5 stars