Italian Herb & Parmesan Quick Bread

Foolproof Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread

Italian Herb Parmesan Savory Quick Bread comes together in a snap with only one bowl, one spoon, and no kneading required. Make some today!

Overhead picture of Savory Quick Bread with butter, jam, and a serrated knife on a cutting board.

Did you know you can have fresh, hot, homemade bread on the dinner table in under an hour, and only about 5 minutes of that time is spent mixing the batter?

This savory quick bread is seriously delicious. It will be a sure-fire hit with your family and friends, and you can make it with ease. Let me show you how!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Savory Herb Parmesan Quick Bread is available near the end of this post. 

Herb Parmesan Quick Bread Recipe

The ingredient list;

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • dehydrated onion
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Buttermilk

Don’t have buttermilk in the fridge?

Please don’t fret if you don’t have any buttermilk already at home. Did you know you can easily make your own buttermilk by combining milk and either vinegar or lemon juice? Yep. True story. I do it all the time because let’s face it, who regularly keeps buttermilk on hand in their fridge? And, if it’s so easy to make your own at home, why wouldn’t you?!!


This is one savory quick bread recipe you’re going to want to keep on hand and make all the time!

Slice of Herb Parmesan Savory Quick Bread with melted butter and a serrated knife.

Make this quick bread recipe your own!

Once you’ve made this Parmesan Herb Savory Quick Bread a few times and see how super simple it is, you’ll be able to make it in your sleep. And, once you feel comfortable enough with this version, why not change things up a little with the ingredients just for fun?

Add some different dried herbs. Maybe rosemary and/or thyme.

What about changing up the cheese? Something still semi-hard, otherwise the consistency of the bread might become too soft with the extra moisture a soft cheese would provide. Perhaps an aged Swiss, Gouda or asiago. 

And what about adding some sunflower seeds or pine nuts to the batter and then sprinkling them over the top of the bread before baking? The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

A tip for switching out the cheese;

The only thing I would suggest to you if you’re playing around with different cheeses is to taste them before adding them to the batter. Some hard cheeses have a rather salty taste (in my opinion) so you may want to adjust the addition of salt in the recipe or cut back on the amount of cheese you ultimately use depending on the flavor of the cheese.

The easy instructions;

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the buttermilk (OR milk and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice).
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, baking soda, salt, basil, oregano, dehydrated onion, and most of the Parmesan cheese.

Tutorial for making Herb Parmesan Savory Quick Bread

  • Whisk the dry ingredients together and add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients.
  • Stir well until the mixture comes together into a thick, wet, lumpy, paste-like consistency. 

Tutorial for making Herb Parmesan Savory Quick Bread

  • Spoon the bread batter into a loaf pan that has been liberally sprayed with cooking spray.
  • *Important tip – liberally coat a spatula with olive oil to keep the wet batter from sticking to the spatula for when you smooth the batter into the loaf pan.

Tutorial for making Herb Parmesan Savory Quick Bread

  • Using the oiled spatula, spread the batter evenly in the loaf pan.
  • Top the batter with additional Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake the bread in a preheated 400-degree oven for 40-45 minutes.

Tutorial for making Herb Parmesan Savory Quick Bread

  • Once the bread is fully baked, turn the load out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
  • Enjoy!

Tutorial for making Herb Parmesan Savory Quick Bread

Oh before I forget, did I mention that it makes the perfect bread for sandwiches or toast? It totally does!!

Herb Parmesan Quick Bread with Basil and Oregano

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Foolproof Italian Parmesan Herb Quick Bread

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

4.2 from 5 votes
Herb Parmesan Quick Bread Recipe
Foolproof Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread comes together in a snap with only one bowl, one spoon, and no kneading required. Make some today!
Course: Quick Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: bread
Keyword: Italian Quick Bread
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 123 kcal
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  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated onion
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese plus 1 tablespoon for topping
  • 2 cups milk or buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar omit if using buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To make the buttermilk add the milk and vinegar to a medium size bowl and stir.
  3. If using store bought buttermilk, omit the above step.
  4. Place all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. Pour in the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until it's a thick, lumpy and pasty consistency.
  6. Spoon the batter evenly into a loaf pan that has been liberally sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Top the batter with the remaining Parmesan cheese and bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
  8. Allow the loaf to cool for 5 minutes and then turn the loaf out onto a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

1 medium bowl, 1 large bowl, whisk, wooden spoon, 1 loaf pan, cooking spray, 
spatula coated with olive oil to prevent sticking

Nutrition Facts
Foolproof Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 343mg15%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed the recipe for Foolproof Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you.

Closeup shot of Savory Parmesan Quick Bread with melted butter and a jar of jam.


Now I know, I know, the above recipe for savory quick bread doesn’t require any yeast or kneading, but I’m still going to coordinate this post with my “I Love Baking Bread” hand painted apron design. This design is available for purchase by contacting me directly if you’re interested.


Hand Painted Bread Bakers Apron


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  1. I am loving the parmesan on top of this bread!

  2. I would love to have a piece of this bread right now!

  3. This looks fab! I’ve got it on my list to make a loaf (or two!) next week!

  4. The comfort of homemade bread… love it!! I could inhale that entire loaf in one sitting.

  5. That looks soooo good and I especially love how quick it is to make!

  6. I’ll bet this would be wonderful dipped into a great marinara sauce. Love this idea!

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  8. Such a wonderful combination of flavors!

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  10. 5 stars
    I made one alteration by substituting spelt flour for the all purpose flour. I decreased the amount by 1/4 cup. Turned out delicious! So good and easy!

    • This is my favorite type of comment! So glad you made this recipe your own by making a few changes.
      I’m so happy it worked for you. Thanks for letting me know!

  11. Tara Richard

    Making this right now!! I changed it up a bit for what I have on hand. Instead of parmesan, I’m using sharp cheddar chunks mixed in and instead of oregano, I’ve got fresh rosemary and basil!

  12. Turned out good but tasted just like croutons. I think next time I might nix the basil or the onion? I don’t know. Good recipe to work with though and it was super easy to make

    • Hi, Nicole. I’m glad you found the bones of the recipe to your liking.
      That’s what I love most about cooking, you can tailor any recipe to your liking.
      Enjoy, and thanks for the comment!

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