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Cheddar Jalapeno Bread
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4.75 from 8 votes

Cheddar & Jalapeno French Bread Recipe

One of the easiest and best bread recipes you'll ever make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Rising Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, spicey
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 213kcal


  • 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast (or 1 package)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices cut in half
  • 2 Tbsp jalapeno juice from the jar
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • cornmeal for sprinkling on the pan


  • Add the yeast, water and sugar to a mixing bowl, stir until dissolved.
  • Add the salt, flour, cheese, jalapeno slices and juice.
  • Stir until thoroughly combined, but do not knead.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled, about an hour.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (or a silicone baking mat) and sprinkle with cornmeal.
  • Divide dough in half and form into two rounds. Place on prepared pan and let rise until doubled, 45 minutes-1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Brush the tops of the rounds with half of the melted butter.
  • Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, then REDUCE the temperature to 375 and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and brush with remaining butter.
  • Serve warm.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2mg