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Zucchini Bread with Cheese

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Making zucchini bread with cheese is super easy and fun. This quick bread recipe is savory, moist, and great for with brunch, lunch, dinner, or as a savory breakfast toast.

If you don’t think you’d like zucchini bread, this is the recipe for you to try. It’s simple but the zucchini makes it so tender and moist. Quick bread doesn’t require any rising or proofing either so you don’t have to worry about your loaf flopping!

One of the best things about making zucchini bread is that it’s packed with some extra vitamins and minerals without much flavor. Zucchini is mild to begin with so once we add it to a bread recipe with cheese…you don’t even know it’s there!

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Pin showing the finished zucchini bread with cheese.

For those of you with kids who are picky eaters this is another excellent recipe that hides some veggies! You can get them to eat more vegetables without having to argue…they won’t even know it is happening.

If you like using squash in quick bread recipes you need to also try out this sweet lemon squash bread recipe! It uses summer squash instead of zucchini but they’re very similar and I mean…doesn’t your mouth water just looking at it?!

Featured image showing the finished lemon summer squash bread sliced and ready to eat.

Is quick bread different from regular bread?

Anywho, moving on to the quick bread at hand…yes, quick bread is different from regular bread! Quick bread doesn’t do any proofing or rising really. It’s not like a traditional bread that would require kneading, etc.

The title of quick bread gets thrown onto any recipe that doesn’t use yeast typically! These types of recipes are more like cakes in that they use baking powder, baking soda, or both to rise the dough instead of yeast.

Close up of the finished slices of zucchini bread with cheese ready to eat.

Because they do not need time to proof (rise) with the yeast, they can be completed much more quickly…hence the very clever name that I did not come up with but am perpetuating 😉

What will I need to make zucchini bread with cheese?

Not only is this a quick bread…it’s also a simple one. We’re not using anything super exciting or wild in this recipe. In fact, some of these things you will likely already have on hand.

In addition to the zucchini and the cheese you will need flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, milk, vinegar, eggs, butter, and green onions!

Ingredients needed for zucchini bread with cheese.

This is a savory bread recipe which is excellent for paring with your favorite salads, dinners, and more. You can also enjoy this as part of a savory breakfast with eggs or veggies. It’s so easy to make you’ll want to enjoy it all summer long as those zucchini become plentiful in the garden!

Finished zucchini bread with cheese ready to eat.

How to make homemade cheesy zucchini bread:

This recipe is really simple to prepare and serve. Once you try it out you will be hooked. It is one of my favorite recipes for using zucchini. It never fails that all the zucchini want to be ripe at once and I’m overwhelmed and trying to find ways to use them…this is one of our favorite recipes for using zucchini.

We have a bunch more zucchini and squash recipes linked below as well!

A close up look at some slices of they finished zucchini bread with cheese.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees 

Prepare 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray 

Shredding zucchini into a bowl.

Shred zucchini then wrap in towel and squeeze out excess liquid, set aside 

zucchini pressed and ready for the recipe.

In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined 

Dry ingredients ready to be used in the zucchini bread with cheese recipe.

In another bowl whisk together milk and vinegar then add in melted butter and egg 

Wet ingredients ready to be combined with the dry ingredients.

Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir just to combine

Wet ingredients mixed with dry ingredients.

Stir in zucchini, cheese, and onion and mix lightly 

Chunky ingredients and veggies added to the bread batter.

Pour into pan

Bread batter added to the pan ready for the oven.

Bake 1 hour 

Baked bread ready to be cooled and then sliced.

Cool 10 minutes in pan then remove and cool completely on wire rack 

Bread sliced and ready to eat.

Slice, serve and enjoy!  

Two pieces of zucchini bread with cheese ready to eat.

Kitchen essentials for tasty baking recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand. We’ll be using a 9×5 loaf pan for this recipe and here are some of my other favorite kitchen tools for baking!

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough. 

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

Finished bread ready to eat.

Looking for more easy to make recipes?!

Here are some other zucchini and squash recipes to try: Easy Squash and Zucchini Casserole, Zucchini and Summer Squash Casserole, Keto Zucchini Pizza Bites, Zucchini Egg Nests, Delicious Acorn Squash Casseroles, and Chicken and Yellow Squash Casserole!

Kids will love recipes like Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe, Ruby Tuesday Potato Cheese Soup Recipe, Ruby Tuesday Biscuits, Apple Hand Pies with Canned Pie Filling, No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe, and Fudge Recipes!

I love to make Delicious Acorn Squash Casseroles, Easy Squash and Zucchini Casserole, Pork Chop Sheet Pan Dinner, Lemon Chicken Tortellini Salad, Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie, BLT Pasta Salad Recipe, Beef Pot Pie Recipe, Ham and Pineapple Pasta Salad, and Creamy Cauliflower Soup | Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup Recipe!

If you just want some simple no bake desserts you have to try Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie, No Bake Christmas Cookies, No Bake Pumpkin Dessert, Easy No Bake Cracker Candy Treats, No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, Easy No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe, Delicious Cannoli Dip, and Chocolate Cheesecake Pie With Pudding!

Personally I wouldn’t miss out on Fried Apples Recipe, Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream, Delicious Homemade Apple Ice Cream, Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe, or Italian Pasta Salad With Pepperoni!

A whole loaf of the finished bread ready to eat.

Printable Zucchini Bread with Cheese Recipe:

Yield: 8 Slices

Zucchini Bread with Cheese

Close up of the finished slices of zucchini bread with cheese ready to eat.

Making zucchini bread with cheese is super easy and fun. This quick bread recipe is savory, moist, and great for with brunch, lunch, dinner, or as a savory breakfast toast.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cool Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups zucchini, grated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar, white or apple cider
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 green onions, chopped fine

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray
  3. Shred zucchini then wrap in towel and squeeze out excess liquid, set aside
  4. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined
  5. In another bowl whisk together milk and vinegar then add in melted butter and egg
  6. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir just to combine
  7. Stir in zucchini, cheese, and onion and mix lightly
  8. Pour into pan
  9. Bake 1 hour
  10. Cool 10 minutes in pan then remove and cool completely on wire rack
  11. Slice, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 669mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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