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Savory Zucchini Bread with cheddar sliced
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Savory Zucchini Bread with Cheddar

This is a fabulous savory zucchini bread that includes extra sharp cheddar cheese for great flavor and zestiness!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Savory With Soul


  • 2-½ cups flour all purpose
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 cups zucchini grated - 1 extra large or 2 medium sized
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp basil dry or 3 Tablespoons fresh, chopped
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1-½ cups cheddar cheese grated, extra sharp is best in this recipe
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk or milk


  • Shred zucchini and place in colander to drain, pressing gently.
  • Preheat oven to 350 and add butter to 9 x 5 bread pan or baking dish to melt in the oven.
  • Add dry ingredients (first 4 ingredients) to large bowl and mix together with a spoon.
  • Before adding zucchini to the flour mixture, press gently on zucchini with paper towels to absorb excess liquid.
  • Add zucchini, basil, parmesan cheese, and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese to flour mixture and stir to incorporate. Reserve ½ cup of cheddar for the top.
  • Make a well in the center of the ingredients and add eggs. Mix eggs with a spoon or fork and then incorporate into a portion of the batter.
  • Add buttermilk and melted butter from the oven, leaving a bit of residual in the pan. Incorporate into the batter, but don't over mix.
  • Add batter to the preheated baking pan and top with remaining ½ cup of cheddar and more dry basil if desired.
  • Cook 55-60 minutes or until toothpick or thin knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let rest 5-10 minutes before removing from pan and slicing.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 333mg | Iron: 3mg