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Italian Cheese Bread (Quick Bread Recipe)

This Italian Cheese Bread recipe is the Best Bread for Grilled Cheese and tastes similar to Cheddar Bay Biscuits from Red Lobster but in loaf form. It is a quick bread recipe and the perfect addition to any meal. Just wait until you try it.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword best bread for grilled cheese, cheese bread, italian cheese bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 272kcal


  • bread or loaf pan


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

For the topping

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon fine sea salt
  • pinch teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch teaspoon dried parsley


  • Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5 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 bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt,
  • Stir until combined.
  • Add the cheese.
  • Stir it together so the cheese is coated in the flour mixture, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and egg.
  • Pour this mixture into the dry.
  • Stir it until just combined, a few dry spots are okay.
  • Add the melted butter and mix it in until everything is combined and there are no dry patches.
  • 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. Place the bread in the loaf pan on a wire rack to cool slightly.
  • While the bread is baking, combine butter, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, and dried parsley for the topping.
  • Whisk until blended. Set aside.
  • Immediately brush the bread with the butter topping. Let the bread cool for 5 minutes in the pan.
  • Take it out of the pan and cool completely on the wire rack.
  • Slice and serve.
  • Enjoy every bite and wait until you make your first grilled cheese! Heavenly!


  • This Italian cheese bread tastes similar to Cheddar Bay Biscuits but in loaf form. Extremely moist and flavorful with tons of cheese flavor.
  • It is really good warming a slice in the microwave for 15 seconds and then adding more salted butter on top, truly amazing.
  • Try making a grilled cheese sandwich.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 0.001mg | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 1mg