Cheddar Quick Bread Recipe


Dive into the cheesy goodness of this Decadent Cheddar Quick Bread! It’s the perfect blend of savory flavors, making it a great companion to any meal or a delightful snack on its own.


For the Bread:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 cups freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Topping:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • A pinch of onion powder
  • A pinch of dried parsley


  1. Preheat and Prep:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Generously coat a 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    • Add the shredded cheddar cheese and toss until the cheese is well-coated with the flour mixture.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the milk and egg.
    • Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
    • Add the melted butter and mix until the dough is evenly moistened.
  4. Bake the Bread:
    • Transfer the dough to the prepared loaf pan and smooth out the top.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Prepare the Topping:
    • While the bread is baking, whisk together the melted butter, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, and dried parsley in a small bowl.
  6. Finish and Serve:
    • Once the bread is baked, remove it from the oven and immediately brush it with the prepared butter topping.
    • Let the bread cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Slice and enjoy the cheesy delight!


  • Cheese: Use freshly shredded cheddar cheese for the best melt and flavor.
  • Topping: For an extra kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the butter topping mixture.
  • Serving Suggestions: This bread pairs wonderfully with soups, salads, or can be enjoyed on its own as a snack.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 12 slices
  • Calories: Approx. 180 kcal per slice

Enjoy this Cheddar Quick Bread, a perfect blend of cheesy, buttery, and savory flavors that will leave you craving more!


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