Cheese bread is a great addition to any soup, stew or chili meal – and it's great for lunch or just as an intensely cheesy snack!
This cheese bread is not only super simple, but it is also a no-yeast loaf, meaning that you don’t need to spend time letting it rise beforehand.
Once baked, it should taste cheesy, chewy, and a little bit crispy and be the perfect thing to serve with a soup or a chili.
Cheese Bread Ingredients
Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts.
• All-purpose flour
• Baking powder
• Minced green onions
• Onion powder
• Garlic powder
• Salted butter
• Aged cheddar cheese
How To Make Cheese Bread
• Grease a standard loaf pan and set aside
• In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, onions, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt
• Whisk together the milk, egg, and butter until completely combined
• Stir into the dry mixture, and then add in the cheese
• turn the batter out into the prepared pan, and then bake for 50 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit
• It is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean and then remove to cool slightly
Why Baking Powder Instead of Yeast?
This recipe utilizes baking powder as the leavening agent instead of yeast, which is what most bread recipes call for.
While yeast is definitely the traditional option for making any sort of bread, it isn't what you use in a “quick bread” like this one.
Thanks to all of the onions, eggs, butter, and cheese, this cheese bread dough is too rich for the yeast to really thrive. If you tried to use regular dried yeast in this recipe, you would probably end up with a flat loaf.
Instead, the baking powder here works just fine at providing the necessary lift to give the bread a little bit of height. It won’t make it puff up like sandwich bread, but the baking powder should give the bread just enough airiness to remain light and tender when you bite into it.
What Type Of Cheese Is Best for This Cheese Bread?
Cheese bread is a traditionally made using a nice aged, sharp cheddar, and for a good reason. Cheddar not only melts well, but its strong, almost nutty flavor works perfectly with bread and acts as a contrast to whatever you will serve your cheese bread with.
However, feel free to experiment a bit with the cheese for this recipe. For example, you could swap out the cheddar for some nice Swiss Gruyere cheese or even a good melting cheese from Spain.
Try and avoid anything especially strong and stinky like blue cheese, though, as it probably won't melt into the bread dough properly and will taste a bit weird once baked.
For those that don’t want a really strong flavor in their cheese bread, try and use something like Monterrey Jack or American cheese instead, just so long as it isn't those plastic-y sheets of cheese-like substance that come in plastic wrap.
Stick to regular block cheese, and you shouldn't go wrong.
What to Serve with Cheese Bread
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- Prep Time
- 15 minutes
- Cook Time
- 45 minutes
- Baked Goods
- 1 loaf
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons minced green onions
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder optional
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup melted salted butter cooled
- 1 1/2 cups grated aged cheddar cheese
- Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Grease a standard loaf pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, onions, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.
- Whisk together the milk, egg and butter until completely combined.
- Stir into the dry mixture until just combined, then add in the cheese.
- Turn out the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester inserted comes out clean. Remove from the pan and place on a baking rack to cool slightly. This is best served warm.
- You can sub in whatever type of cheese you like in this!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.