Cheesy Italian Quick Bread

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One of my favorite parts about living in our “new” hometown is how close we live to my parents. We often find ourselves over at  their house for dinner on Sunday nights, and the evenings typically consist of continuous laughing and a lot of good food. Sunday nights are the perfect opportunity to make a dish that takes a bit longer since we are never in any rush to end the evening. Thanks to my dad’s love of cooking, we’ve enjoyed quite a few gourmet dishes. In the summertime, every meal starts with his famous gazpacho soup, and in the cooler months, the meals tend to get a bit heartier. For example, we enjoyed his amazing chicken picatta with fresh lemon and capers last night. One of my mom’s favorite dishes to make is a hearty soup that will last into the week. A few weeks ago, we made a delicious Seafood Gumbo, and this amazing Cheesy Italian Quickbread. I found this recipe on Sweet Tooth Sweet Life and have a feeling it will make regular appearances at Sunday night dinners. It makes a great side dish for soups and stews, but would also pair nicely with pasta. Enjoy!

Ingredients: Recipe from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9×9 baking pan with cooking spray
  2. In a large bowl, combine first 10 ingredients and mix well. Cut in cold butter with two forks until mixture resembles fine crumbs
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, greek yogurt and milk. Stir ingredients until just moistened.
  4. Spoon into baking pan and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown

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