Mozzarella and Parmesan Buttermilk Quick Bread

This Mozzarella and Parmesan Buttermilk Quick Bread is a perfect side dish to your dinner!  Serve it warm out of the oven in about one hour.  No kneading, to rising, no fuss required.

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I’ve been in a baking mood lately, and it makes me happy.  There’s just something about mixing together some simple ingredients and ending up with a delicious recipe.  Baking is so simple to do, with the added bonus of eating food where all of the ingredients are recognizable.  Just home made, real food.  Love that.  Not to mention how homey and mouthwatering the house smells when there is something baking.

One of my favourite home baked goodies to make are breads, but the funny thing is I haven’t learned the art of old fashioned bread making.  In fact, I use my bread machine to make most of my bread doughs that require rising, and it works just great.  But breads that take hours to make and require the dough to be kneaded and risen, are not the only option out there.  It’s true.  You can have fresh bread on your table in just over 1 hour using a quick bread recipe.

Quick breads are breads that don’t require yeast, and instead use leaveners, so there is no need for kneading and waiting for the dough to rise.  So when you are in a pinch for time and just want a fresh, warm bread for your dinner you can have it.  And quick breads that have buttermilk as an ingredient are perfect for using up that leftover buttermilk just sitting in your fridge!

Mozzarella and Parmesan Buttermilk Quick Bread

This recipe for Mozzarella and Parmesan Buttermilk Quick Bread is so easy to make, and is amazing with soups, chilis, or roasted chicken.  It’s moist, tender and full of cheesy flavour.  It’s divine served up warm smothered in butter!

Mozzarella and Parmesan Buttermilk Quick Bread

And again, I have to show you a close up of the ‘new’ pan I just bought!  I’m loving collecting vintage tins for my baking – they’re so beautiful!  I used another great vintage find for my Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake.

Anyway, I hope you make this bread because it’s so easy and so delicious!  You can tailor it to your tastebuds and add different cheeses (cheddar, Monterey Jack), herbs, green onions.  Get creative!



Mozzarella and Parmesan Buttermilk Quick Bread

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


This Mozzarella and Parmesan Buttermilk Quick Bread is a perfect side dish to your dinner!  Serve it warm out of the oven in about one hour.  No kneading, to rising, no fuss required.



  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg.
  4. Whisk the melted butter into the buttermilk mixture.
  5. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mix, and gently combine. Don’t over mix the batter.
  6. Stir in the shredded cheese.
  7. Line a 9 x 5 baking tin with parchment paper and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the bread comes out clean.

Recipe slightly adapted from The Kitchn

Love Quick Bread Recipes?  Here are more great ones!

Zucchini, Cheddar & Chive Buttermilk Quick Bread

Zucchini, Cheddar Cheese & Chive Buttermilk Quick Bread

Jalapeno Cheddar Quick Bread {A Pretty Life}

Jalapeno Cheddar Quick Bread

Cheddar and Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread {A Pretty Life}

Cheddar & Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread

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  • Reply Wendy February 27, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Oh my, this looks like a nice texture and very tasty bread.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife March 1, 2015 at 4:23 PM

      It’s really delicious! I see a lot more buttermilk quick breads in our future! 🙂

  • Reply Georgette March 4, 2015 at 4:19 AM

    Can’t wait to get home from work to try with a bowl of. Pasta

  • Reply Michelle March 11, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    I can’t wait to try this one out… the ‘quick’ part about it def caught my eye! Thanks… I love your blog.. beautiful photos and recipes!

  • Reply Georgette April 2, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    I bread is good but a do have a crazy question where did you get that pan from it would made a nice gift when I bake the bread thank you georgette

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife April 4, 2015 at 3:26 PM

      Hi Georgette! I found this baking pan at a nice little vintage second hand shop! I always keep my eye out for pans like this when I’m shopping because they’re so beautiful!

  • Reply Devin April 6, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Every time I search for quick breads I end up with recipes that still have to rise for 30+ minutes. I’m so happy to have found an actual quick bread recipe. I think I’m going to have to add this along with some baked ziti to next week’s meal plan!

  • Reply Jennie @ TheHousewifeModern April 7, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    This looks good. I’m really interested to try this out…I haven’t done a loaf like this that wasn’t a rising one. (I’ve done banana bread and other quick breads, but not one that is kind of a “flavored white” if that makes any sense!).
    Love the tin. I’m desperately in search of a good soup bowl for photos. The search continues.
    p.s. I found your post via “LouLou Girls Fabulous Party” on their website.
    p.p.s. Planning on going to go pin this & check out your Pinterest page right now!

  • Reply Joy @ Yesterfood April 8, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Jo-anna, I love bread, and I love baking with buttermilk, so this recipe has my name written all over it! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! 🙂

  • Reply All that's Jas April 9, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    That looks delicious! Perfect snack with a layer of butter, yum! Thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 11, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    This looks so good and I am just in love with your vintage pan!!

  • Reply Katherines Corner April 11, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Thank you for sharing this yumminess at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  • Reply Trish @ April 12, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Quick AND Bread. I’m in!! This sounds delicious. And that pan is lovely!!! Thank you for linking up at the Home Matters Party. Join us again this Friday. The Door Opens at 12am EST.

  • Reply Jennifer Dawn April 15, 2015 at 12:53 AM

    I do so love a good bread recipe, and this one looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife April 15, 2015 at 9:07 AM

      Thank you Jennifer! This recipe has become a staple in our home! 🙂

  • Reply Theresa @DearCreatives April 16, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Oh yummy! I’d love to try this recipe. Pinned & shared. Thanks for coming to the party! Hope to see you again this week!

  • Reply Liz April 22, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Sounds and looks so good. Thank you.

  • Reply Abbe @ This is How I Cook April 22, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    That is a gorgeous pan and a mighty fine looking bread!

  • Reply Sandy April 27, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    This bread is amazing. Sliced & toasted is beyond amazing! Makes the most wonderful garlic bread too! Sliced it, spread with garlic butter and baked for a little bit. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

  • Reply Jocelyn July 12, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    This bread is fabulous and goes together very quickly. I used 3/4 cup sharp cheddar and 1/4 cup parmesan, and it was the perfect combination. We love it toasted.

  • Reply neha July 20, 2015 at 12:13 AM

    Can’t wait to try this amazing recipe . Being a cheese lover , even my rising weight can not stop me from baking this 😛

  • Reply Gina Mac August 21, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Wondering if Bread Flour will work?

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife August 21, 2015 at 2:21 PM

      I’m not sure…I’ve only ever made it with all purpose flour.

  • Reply Liz January 24, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Yum – thank you.

  • Reply Karen F February 4, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Hi! Is the addition of sugar correct? Is is listed under ingredients but not in the instructions.
    Please advise.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife February 4, 2016 at 7:38 PM

      Hi Karen! Yes, the sugar addition is correct! I’ve adjusted the instructions to include it! Thank you for letting me know about this! Happy Baking!

  • Reply Kendralula March 4, 2016 at 6:59 AM

    Made this last night to go with dinner. I used white whole wheat flour and it turned out great! Will definitely make again.

  • Reply Judy July 29, 2016 at 4:26 AM

    Made as a muffin. Came out great! Will put extra in the freezer for easy access

  • Reply laura October 26, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    This is super yummy and my house smells incredibly good! I did not have to bake it as long as directed, but maybe that’s because I used my large toaster oven, which tends to cook things faster. This one is much much tastier than the beer cheese bread I made yesterday to go with my white chili. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Debbie Azaroff December 12, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Would this travel well as a gift for christmas? Shelf life?

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 13, 2016 at 12:45 PM

      Hi Debbie! I think if you would like to travel with it, I might freeze it before hand to keep it fresh. Then just bring it to room temperature, and wrap it in tin foil and warm it up in the oven.

  • Reply Sana February 27, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Hi there is the butter you use salted or unsalted?

  • Reply Andrea April 26, 2017 at 7:14 PM

    I added about 1/4 cup of garlic powder to the flour mixture and upped the amount of cheese just a bit. This was amazing with homemade meatballs. 🙂

  • Reply Heather December 4, 2018 at 1:15 PM

    I’m wondering if it might work to use an alternative for the milk? I was thinking canned coconut milk or almond milk?

    • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney December 4, 2018 at 8:05 PM

      Hi Heather! I’m not sure, I’ve only ever made it with regular milk…but I don’t think coconut milk would work. Almond milk might work…if you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  • Reply jessika May 31, 2019 at 8:25 AM

    Love this bread! I found it a little dry the first time so I added 1/4 extra buttermilk, 1/2 extra parm cheese and a little bit of garlic powder and i gotta say, sooooo delicious!!

    • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney June 1, 2019 at 4:23 PM

      Oh that sounds delicious!

      • Reply Nina Sanchez August 25, 2019 at 2:07 PM

        Great recipe! I was a little desperate for a good fresh bread recipe using what I had at home, and you delivered! Only downfall was I couldnt find my bread pan so I used a 8 inch circle pan. My bread was a little thin but Im sure it would have been perfect otherwise! Yummy!

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