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Quick Cheese Bread

A loaf of simple quick bread, no yeast, comes together quickly, and loaded with pockets of cheese, and has a cheesy crust.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Cooling Time3 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese bread, quick bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 228kcal


  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded or grated fine.
  • 2.5 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/8 Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese chunks
  • 1/2 cup White Cheddar Cheese chunks
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • 1 Large Egg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Making sure the oven rack is in the middle-position.
  • Grease a loaf pan (8.5 inches x 4.5 inches), and sprinkle half the parmesan cheese (1/2 cup) into the bottom.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper, together. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, sour cream, melted butter, and egg.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and use a rubber spatula to fold the wet mixture into the dry/flour mixture, until just combined. The batter will be thick and heavy, do not over-mix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and use the spatula to smooth the top.
  • Sprinkle with the rest of the parmesan cheese evenly over the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the pan comes out clean. Check twice if needed, since you might hit a cheese pocket.
  • Let the loaf cool for 15 minutes. Then remove from pan to a cooling rack, and let cool about 3 hours before serving.


*Do not over-mix the bread or it will not rise well and will be tough and squat.
**Use chunks of cheese, rather than shredded cheese to get those lovely little pockets of cheese throughout the bread.
***Let loaf cool completely before slicing, otherwise it might be gummy or soggy, with a bad texture.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 2mg