Gifts from the Kitchen, Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bread

August 8 is National Sneak Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day,

so if you love your neighbor,

gift them with a loaf of this moist and cheesy zucchini bread instead!


If you are the lucky neighbor recipient you can make this for yourself!

It’s so moist and cheesy

Tell picky eaters that the green things are sort of like sprinkles,

added just to make it pretty!

It’s great toasted for breakfast too~

Let me show you how easy it is to whip up

Grate the zucchini first and spread it out on paper towels

so they can soak up the moisture

The batter is a standard mix of dry and wet ingredients mixed separately

and then combined

adding cheese and zucchini to the final mix

Place the batter into a well greased 9″ x 5″ loaf pan

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, testing near the end

Ovens and pans vary widely,

so check baked goods often with a skewer near the end of baking times

Cool in pan on wire rack and then turn out onto a cutting board

Slice and serve

It’s so moist it doesn’t even need butter

This recipe is adapted from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs


Cheesy Zucchini Bread

A very moist and cheesy quick bread, picky eaters will never notice the zucchini!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices


  • 9" x 5" loaf pan


  • 1 medium zucchini squash
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup grated extra sharp cheddar
  • 2 green onion tops, sliced


  • Grate zucchini with a cheese grater and place on paper towels to drain
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • In another bowl whisk egg and then add buttermilk and melted butter
  • Add wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir just to combine
  • Squeeze zucchini several times to remove all excess moisture, then add it to batter along with grated cheese
  • Stir batter until just combined, do not overmix
  • Grease loaf pan well and add batter
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean when tested.
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes
  • Turn out onto a bread board and slice into 1/2 inch slices and serve warm


Leftover bread is great toasted for breakfast or lunch with soup or salad
Keyword cheesy, fast and easy, moist, quick bread,

Now you’re ready for

National Sneak Zucchini onto your Neighbor’s Porch Day!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday   Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the PorchCelebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Make it Pretty Monday Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Turn About Tuesday  Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

23 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bread”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    Another delicious recipe from you just in time to use up all the zucchini. This recipe looks really moist and yummy. We love our bread warm and right out of the oven.

  2. Jenna, I have never tried a savory zucchini bread recipe. I have to say this looks delicious, especially toasted for breakfast. Happy Wednesday!

  3. Nancy says:

    Good Morning Jenna! You told me you were baking Zucchini Bread with cheese. And here it is! Well this will have to be the next one I bake!
    Enjoy your Wednesday my friend!

  4. says:

    YUM! Just printed and pinned this! I made a ton of batches of zucchini bread last summer and have made none this summer! I am slipping! But, this looks so good. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    • We enjoyed this cheesy version, I hope you do too Cindy!

    • marilyn1998 says:

      Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next weekโ€™s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  5. Zucchini will be coming in soon — I’m holding on to this one!

  6. I love this recipe Jenna! Brilliant to add cheese to this! Will definitely give it a try.

  7. Mary says:

    Sounds yummy Jenna! I don’t think of adding zuke to a savory bread, love your cheesy combo!

  8. Sandra Magle says:

    Num, this looks absolutely delicious. Great for a treat instead of going to the bakery. It’s all about variety and staying home, now. Hugs, Sandi from TFT

  9. Julie says:

    This zucchini bread that you made looks so good Jenna. I will have to bake some for our family! Thanks for the recipe.
    Hope you have a nice day and weekend.

  10. lghiggins says:

    Oh, that looks so good. I’ve probably lived in New Mexico too long, but I think it would also be delicious with some green chile added to give it a little zing. I can almost smell the bread in your pictures!

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