Broccoli Bread

This is a hearty, savory bread with a thick, crispy crust and a wonderfully soft texture inside. I invented it while searching for new ways to use broccoli stems. Tastes great!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
1 loaf


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 cups fat-free cottage cheese

  • 2 cups broccoli stems, grated

  • ¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®).

  2. Mix flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together in a large bowl.

  3. Mix yogurt, eggs, butter, and sugar together in a small bowl until blended. Pour over flour mixture and stir until moistened. Fold in cottage cheese, grated broccoli stems, and Cheddar cheese. Stir well; pour into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until top is browned, about 1 hour. Cover with aluminum foil. Continue baking until a knife inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, about 45 minutes more. Let sit for 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack or plate; continue to cool before slicing.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute 2 cups prepackaged broccoli slaw for the stems if preferred.

A butter knife inserted into the bread will not come out quite clean due to the melted cheese, but the bread will firm up as it cools.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
10g Fat
36g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 631mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 186mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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