32 Savory Quick Breads for When You’re Not Feelin’ Sweet

Updated: Mar. 12, 2024

Savory quick breads, like cheesy biscuits and herb-loaded loaves, make soups, stews and, well, everything better!

1 / 31

Olive & Onion Quick Bread

I’ve been baking for over 50 years, and I never get tired of trying new recipes for my family, friends and co-workers. Baking actually relaxes me. I feel like an artist creating a masterpiece of love. This savory loaf makes a great gift. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
2 / 31

Sour Cream-Leek Biscuits

These biscuits are a wonderful pairing for soups. I've made them with all-purpose white flour as well as whole wheat, and both work equally well. —Bonnie Appleton, Canterbury, Connecticut
3 / 31

Parmesan Zucchini Bread

This loaf has a rugged, textured look that adds to its old-fashioned appeal. The mild Parmesan flavor nicely complements the zucchini, which adds bits of green color to every tender slice. —Christine Wilson, Sellersville, Pennsylvania
4 / 31

Moist Red Pepper Cornbread

The name of this recipe says it all—except how perfect they are for scooping up that last drop of soups and stews! —Katherine Thompson, Tybee Island, Georgia
5 / 31

Creole Cornbread

Cornbread is a staple of Cajun and Creole cuisine. This version is an old favorite, and it really tastes wonderful. I found the recipe in the bottom of my recipe drawer. —Enid Hebert, Lafayette, Louisiana
6 / 31

Swiss Beer Bread

This recipe is a favorite of my family because it isn't greasy like most of the other cheese breads I have tried. It will not last long! —Debi Wallace, Chestertown, New York
7 / 31

Skillet Herb Bread

This recipe was one of my mother’s favorites. The flavors call to mind the taste of cornbread stuffing! —Shirley Smith, Yorba Linda, California
8 / 31

Sausage Cheese Muffins

These small savory muffins are fun to serve as appetizers or at brunch. With just five ingredients, the tasty bites are easy to whip up to take to a party, the office or a friend. —Willa Paget, Nashville, Tennessee
9 / 31

Amish Onion Cake

This rich, moist bread with an onion-poppy seed topping is a wonderful break from your everyday bread routine. You can serve it with any meat, and it's a nice accompaniment to soup or salad. I've made it many times and have often been asked to share the recipe. —Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland
10 / 31

Bacon-Pimiento Cheese Corn Muffins

Cornbread is essential at family dinners, and with the addition of bacon and pimiento cheese, you'll have requests for more long after the get-together! —Holly Jones, Kennesaw, Georgia
11 / 31

Herb Quick Bread

This simple bread is especially good with soups and stews, but slices are also tasty alongside fresh green salads. The herbs make it a flavorful treat any time of the year. —Donna Roberts, Manhattan, Kansas
12 / 31

Apple & Cheddar Mini Scones

Because cheese and sage go so well with apples, I decided to put them all in scones. These mini treats make a fall weekend brunch, tailgate or party even more fun. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
13 / 31

Crunchy Breadsticks

These thin, crisp breadsticks add a bit of elegance to a dinner. Each bite is perfectly seasoned with thyme and coarse salt. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
14 / 31

Caraway Cheese Bread

We enjoy cheese in a variety of ways. In this savory bread, cheddar cheese blends beautifully with just the right amount of caraway. —Homer Wooten, Ridgetown, Ontario
15 / 31

Cheesy Garlic Herb Quick Bread

This could be the perfect bread for any dish. The sharp cheddar cheese makes it irresistible.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
16 / 31

Louisiana Pecan Bacon Bread

One Christmas, the babysitter brought gifts for my daughter and a basket of goodies, including pecan bread. When I make this bread, I remember that kind soul. This bread won a blue ribbon at the Los Angeles County Fair in 1988, and I still bake it for family and friends. —Marina Castle-Kelley, Canyon Country, California
17 / 31

Bacon Walnut Bread with Honey Butter

My savory walnut bread filled with bacon bits and blue cheese dressing is complemented by the sweetness of honey-flavored butter. Cut yourself a thick slice, slather on the butter and enjoy!—Pam Ivbuls, Omaha, Nebraska
18 / 31

Ham Biscuits

Ordinary biscuits become even heartier with ground ham stirred into them. These handheld goodies are great fresh from the oven. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
19 / 31

Favorite Mexican Cornbread

I love to cook and my supportive and encouraging mom finally convinced me to submit this recipe. I often serve this cornbread with chili. —Donna Hypes, Ramona, California
20 / 31

Makeover Cheddar Biscuits

Here's our crack at the never-ending biscuits from Red Lobster. Made from scratch with lighter ingredients, they're just as cheesy and buttery as the original. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
21 / 31

Tuscan Cornbread with Asiago Butter

I had some fresh basil on hand and needed to find a use for it. Peering into my pantry, I saw a bag of cornmeal and figured that cornbread with a Tuscan twist would be delicious. During peak tomato season, I substitute the canned tomatoes with fresh—just remove the skins, seed and finely dice.—Michelle Anderson, Eagle, Idaho
22 / 31
23 / 31
24 / 31
You’ll definitely want to cut yourself a thick slice of this savory, cheesy bread. The robust flavors will have everyone asking for the recipe! —Rita Rowland Auburn, Kentucky
25 / 31

Zucchini & Cheese Drop Biscuits

These colorful little drop biscuits are very easy to put together and yet are packed full of flavor. I serve them warm out of the oven. —Keith Mesch, Mt. Healthy, Ohio
26 / 31

Soft Sesame Breadsticks

I've been making these tasty breadsticks that go with almost any meal for years. Since they use ingredients like flour, sugar, baking powder and milk, it's convenient and inexpensive to mix up a batch. —Nancy Johnson, Connersville, Indiana
27 / 31

Chive-Cheese Cornbread

This cornbread goes well with any main dish. The chives and sharp cheddar cheese give it a special flavor. —Sybil Eades, Gainesville, Georgia
28 / 31
We grow our own potatoes and garlic, so these delectable biscuits are on our table often. I make biscuits a lot because they’re quicker and easier than rolls. — Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
29 / 31

Herb & Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins

Mom served these muffins instead of bread or buns. Now I make them to serve with soup or chili. — Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
30 / 31

Italian-Style Drop Biscuits

My husband and I worked together to create this recipe by adding green chiles to our favorite garlic-cheese biscuits. They're even better this way! —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
31 / 31