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This Cheese Bread Recipe tastes just like Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits but in loaf form. Cheesy, with a buttery topping, and utterly irresistible!

cheese bread recipe sliced on a serving board

This cheese bread recipe is a game-changer! It’s like bringing a slice of your favorite pizza joint or Italian restaurant right into your own kitchen; it’s that good and tastes like it’s from a restaurant!

Perfect for a cozy evening, a side dish for your pasta night, or just because you deserve some cheesy goodness in your life!

There are few things better in this world than yummy, homemade cheese bread (plenty of cheese, mind you) dipped in marinara or pizza sauce.

In this recipe, we’re using shredded yellow cheddar cheese, but feel free to go with a good, melty mozzarella or add some parmigiano reggiano. There are so many options out there!

This is officially Lily’s favorite thing to eat these days. I mean, it’s not a shock that a little girl likes cheesy bread. Haha! She likes hers dipped in garlic butter!

What do you think is the best way to serve cheesy soft bread like this? If you’ve got any awesome ideas, let me know in the comments. I love hearing from you!

This really is the best cheese bread recipe I’ve found. So, let’s dive in! Soon you’ll be drooling over golden brown bread fresh out of the oven!

Some of our other favorite cheesy recipes we have on our site include: Easy Pizza Sandwich Recipe (Grilled Cheese), Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders Recipe, and Spinach Puffs Recipe with Puff Pastry and Cheese.

cheese bread recipe slices on a white plate

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Easy and Quick: Prep in 10 minutes and cook in 40 – simple and fast! It’s a simple recipe that you can make over and over again.
  2. Cheese, Cheese, and More Cheese: Loaded with cheddar for that gooey, cheesy delight. Any cheese lover out there will go ga-ga over this one. This is the best cheesy garlic bread recipe!
  3. Kid-Friendly: A sure hit with the little ones, it’s like a pizza in bread form! Melted cheese galore! And with that buttery topping, fuggataboutit!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Fine sea salt
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Whole milk
  • Large egg
  • Unsalted butter (for both bread and topping)
  • Garlic powder (for topping)
  • Onion powder (for topping)
  • Dried parsley (for topping)
ingredients needed for cheese bread recipe

HOW TO MAKE CHEESE BREAD RECIPE:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with baking spray, using a pastry brush brush the spray all over the loaf pan to make sure it is covered, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients- flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until combined.
  3. Add the cheese and stir it together so the cheese is coated in the flour mixture, set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and egg. Pour this mixture into the dry and stir it until just combined, a few dry spots are okay.
  5. Add the melted butter and mix it in until everything is combined and there are no dry patches.
making the batter for cheese bread recipe
  1. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and smooth out the top.
  2. Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  3. While the bread is baking, whisk together the butter, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, and dried parsley for the topping, set aside.
  4. Place the bread in the loaf pan on a wire rack to cool slightly.
  5. Immediately brush the bread with the butter topping. Let the bread cool for 5 minutes in the pan then take it out of the pan and cool completely on the wire rack. Slice and serve.
baking and finishing cheese bread recipe

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

WHAT OTHER CHEESE CAN I USE?

While this recipe calls for cheddar cheese, feel free to get creative with your cheese choices!

Some great alternatives include mozzarella for a milder taste, pepper jack for a bit of spice, or a mix of Parmesan and Asiago for a more Italian flair.

Gouda and Swiss are also excellent choices for a different flavor profile.

Just remember, the type of cheese you use can change the overall taste and texture of the bread, so have fun experimenting to find your favorite combo!

WHAT MAKES THIS A QUICK BREAD?

The term “quick bread” refers to any bread leavened with leavening agents other than yeast or eggs.

In this Cheese Bread recipe, baking powder is used as the leavening agent. This means you don’t have to wait for the dough to rise like you would with traditional yeast bread.

The baking powder reacts with the wet ingredients, creating bubbles that help the bread rise quickly during baking.

That’s why it’s “quick” – it’s much faster to prepare than yeast breads!

overhead image cheese bread recipe sliced on serving platter

DO I HAVE TO ADD THE TOPPING?

While the topping isn’t mandatory, it’s highly recommended! The melted butter mixed with garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley brushed on top of the bread is what gives it that irresistible Red Lobster-like flavor.

It adds a beautiful burst of flavor and makes the bread extra special.

So, while you can skip it, adding the topping takes the bread from good to great. It’s the touch that really makes this the perfect recipe!

ANY ADDITIONS?

  • Stir in some Italian seasoning for an herby touch.
  • Mix in diced jalapeños for a spicy kick.
  • Add crumbled bacon for a savory twist.
  • Combine with chopped sun-dried tomatoes for a tangy flavor.
  • Incorporate olives for a Mediterranean flair.
  • Top with sesame seeds for a crunchy texture.
  • Swirl in some fresh garlic for even more flavor.
  • Sprinkle in some red pepper flakes for extra heat.
  • Fold in some feta cheese for a Greek-inspired version.

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

  • Swap cheddar cheese with mozzarella and parmesan cheese for a milder taste.
  • Use gluten-free flour for a gluten-free version.
  • Replace whole milk with almond milk for a dairy-free option.
  • Substitute granulated sugar with honey for natural sweetness.
  • Use tapioca starch or tapioca flour for a Brazilian cheese bread twist.
upclose slice of cheese bread recipe

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Keep in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. For me, the air fryer is a great way to reheat it later on.

Freezer: Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3 months. It’s a great recipe for making ahead!

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Don’t overmix the batter to keep the bread light and fluffy.
  • Check the bread 5 minutes before the timer goes off to prevent over-browning.
  • Let the bread cool for a few minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Experiment with different kinds of cheese for new flavors.
  • Serve warm for the best cheesy experience!
two slices of cheese bread recipe stacked with a bite taken out

There you have it, folks! A simple yet oh-so-delicious Cheese Bread recipe that’s bound to become a new favorite in your home.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner, needing a side for your spaghetti night, or just craving something cheesy, this bread will not disappoint.

So, tie on your apron, get out your mixing bowl, and get ready to enjoy the cheesy, comforting goodness of homemade cheese bread.

If you’ve tried this CHEESE BREAD RECIPE, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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Quick Garlic Cheese Bread Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
This Cheese Bread Recipe tastes just like Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits but in loaf form. Cheesy, with a buttery topping, and utterly irresistible!
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

For the topping:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with baking spray, using a pastry brush brush the spray all over the loaf pan to make sure it is covered, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients- flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until combined.
    1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Add the cheese and stir it together so the cheese is coated in the flour mixture, set aside.
    3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and egg. Pour this mixture into the dry and stir it until just combined, a few dry spots are okay.
    1 cup whole milk, 1 large egg
  • Add the melted butter and mix it in until everything is combined and there are no dry patches.
    1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and smooth out the top.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • While the bread is baking, whisk together the butter, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, and dried parsley for the topping, set aside.
    1/4 cup unsalted butter, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt, pinch teaspoon onion powder, pinch teaspoon dried parsley
  • Place the bread in the loaf pan on a wire rack to cool slightly.
  • Immediately brush the bread with the butter topping. Let the bread cool for 5 minutes in the pan then take it out of the pan and cool completely on the wire rack. Slice and serve.

Notes

  • Don’t overmix the batter to keep the bread light and fluffy.
  • Check the bread 5 minutes before the timer goes off to prevent over-browning.
  • Let the bread cool for a few minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Experiment with different kinds of cheese for new flavors.
  • Serve warm for the best cheesy experience!

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 572IU | Vitamin C: 0.001mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American

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