These super-quick cheese muffins are melt-in-your-mouth delish and are great with almost any meal.

Perfect for dipping into soups and stews, or just eating straight from the oven with a big pat of butter.

Cheese Muffins (Quick Bread) with melted butter

Quick Cheese Muffins

  • Made with pantry ingredients, these have great flavor.
  • Use whatever cheeses you have on hand (sharper cheese adds better flavor).
  • Make muffins in advance and freeze for anytime a need for a cheesy biscuit is in order.
  • Mini cheese muffins are perfect for lunchboxes, briefcases, and backpacks.

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BATTER: Cutting cold butter into the flour give these muffins a great texture and flavor.

ADD-INS: Cheddar muffins are already loaded with delicious add-ins like green onions, but bacon bits, diced ham, crumbled sausage, diced green chilies, or chopped spinach can be added for extra color and flavor.

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How to Make Cheese Muffins

  1. Whisk dry ingredients and cut in the chilled butter until crumbs form.
  2. Stir cheeses, green onions, & any other add-ins into the flour.
  3. Add wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Bake in muffin tins per recipe below, until lightly browned on the top.

Cheese Muffins (Quick Bread) in the muffin tin before baking

How to Store

  • Keep cooled muffins in a zippered bag or an airtight container at room temperature for about 4 days.
  • Store cheese muffins with a slice of bread to absorb any excess moisture.
  • Freeze cheese muffins once they are completely cooled in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the outside. They will keep about 6 weeks in the freezer.
  • Allow to thaw at room temperature before reheating or serving.

cooked Cheese Muffins (Quick Bread) in the muffin tin

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Cheese Muffins (Quick Bread) with one in half and butter on top
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Quick Cheese Muffins

These cheesy muffins are quick and easy to make, with no yeast or rise time!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 12 muffins


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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 375°F. Grease a muffin tray.
  • Whisk all dry ingredients in a medium bowl except for the sugar.
  • 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 the prepared muffin tray and bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Ensure butter is cold. 
Add the add-ins to the flour mixture, this helps keep them from sinking to the bottom of the muffins.
Ensure you use sharp cheddar for the best flavor. 
Mix wet and dry ingredients just until combined.
Do not overbake.
4.99 from 62 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 183 | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Course Appetizer, Bread, Muffins, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
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    1. If you want to make mini muffins, bake at 375°for about 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t overbake!

    1. I have never tried baking in a round dish but that sounds like it should work. You will need to adjust the cooking time to accomodate the larger dish.

  1. Great quick recipe! Had to sub the green onion with fresh chives and added some fresh rosemary. Oops, forgot the sugar, but I think the only difference would be, they weren’t very brown. Tasted great and tender texture. Also used liners, thinking I wouldn’t have to grease. Nope! Papers stuck! Remember to grease! Lol!4 stars

  2. These muffins were easy to put together and taste delicious. I didn’t have sharp cheddar on hand so used a milder cheese, I’m sure the sharp cheddar would taste even better. I’ll make sure to use it the next time.5 stars

    1. I make the cheese bread at least twice a month and where I live, everything is imported. Sharp or extra sharp is so expensive so I use mild cheddar but add a
      2 tsp of dry mustard powder to the mixture. It really kicks up the taste.5 stars

  3. I made the scones according to your recipe, it was easy to follow and the scones turned out delicious. I will do it again. Thank you!5 stars

  4. Yahoooo! Just the best. I made 10 not 12 big fat muffins from this recipe. The crispy top was a pleasant surprise. I will definitely be making them again. Thank you for the recipe.5 stars

  5. Made these muffins today! Yum!
    Used the cheese I had on hand and added parsley flakes.
    I will definitely save this recipe and make again!5 stars

  6. I made these today but did half a recipe and got 7 nice muffins,I didn’t have a green onion so I grated about a tablespoon of sweet onion and for the smaller amount of cheese I subbed provolone for grated parmesan .They are wonderful.5 stars

  7. Made this last night – they were delicious! So light! I also didn’t have green onion so just used half a normal onion.
    I thank you for the method – I think my problem with baking is that I overmix the ingredients together! Thanks for the comment regarding not overmixing! It worked so well.5 stars

  8. My neice jacqueline and i did a bake along today. You know- where people make the same receipe and send piccies and txts to each other along the way. We made these. I have to say. It worked literally perfectly. I halved it, and she made the whole. They really are super good. Really exactly what we were picturing in our head and how they taste. Yay so much!5 stars

    1. That sounds like so much fun, Kristine! I love that idea and I am so glad they turned out perfect for you both!

  9. My husband made these for us yesterday. THEY WERE DELICIOUS! He said they were quick and easy. We had them with dinner and it took a lot of restraint to eat only one. Ha! We didn’t have any green onion so he substituted diced sweet onion. We LOVE your recipes!5 stars

  10. These muffins are outrageously scrumptious! The cheese and the green onion along with the bit of cayenne are flavor bombs. The muffins bake up light and tender and are very pretty to look at too. I will be making these often.

    1. Hi Melissa, we have never tried this recipe in an instant pot but would love to hear how it turns out for you.

    1. Hi Eleanor, we have only tried this recipe as written. Almond milk should work but Almond flour is a little moister so the muffins may not turn out properly. If you do try it out, let us know how it turns out!

  11. Love these cheese muffins served warm with marmalade for mid-morning breakfast. Omitted onion and added fresh chopped dill.5 stars

    1. So happy you enjoyed this recipe, Marlen! That sounds like a delicious substitution, I love dill!