Jalapeño Cheese Bread Machine Recipe

Jalapeño Cheese Bread Machine RecipeThis Jalapeno Cheese bread recipe is definitely one for the adults! It is very hot and spicy and definitely not one for those with sensitive taste buds. These jalapeño peppers have got a serious kick to them so be warned, but the cheese helps to give the flavor a nice balance. But it is perfect for those who like it hot. The bread has a nice bite and coarse texture to it.


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Jalapeño Cheese Bread Machine Recipe
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2 lb. Loaf Recipe:
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1½ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 10 tablespoons freshly chopped jalapeño peppers
1.5 Loaf Recipe:
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 8 tablespoons freshly chopped jalapeño peppers
  1. First you should prepare the ingredients and with this recipe it is essential to take extra special care when chopping up the jalapeño peppers, as if you get them in your eyes it will be seriously painful. The best practice is to wear gloves. Even so you should thoroughly wash your hands after handling the peppers!
  2. Next you should gather all the ingredients and make sure that the bread machine is assembled and ready to use. The order in which the ingredients are added will depend on the model you have so just follow the instructions of your particular machine and then select the 'knead' or 'mix' function.
  3. After ten minutes you can open the lid and test the consistency of the dough and add flour if it is too wet or water if it is too dry. Once the dough is ready you can then select the 'basic bread' function and press Start. You should use a wire rack to cool the bread once it has finished in the machine.
Tips and Suggestions - Jalapeños not hot enough for you? If you enjoy food very spicy then you may want to try swapping out the peppers with a Habanero chili or two. If you prefer it milder then instead of using Jalapenos, opt for a few mild chilies. This bread goes well with wine, serve it with an Argentinean Malbec or a shiraz for a match made in heaven!
Nutrition Information
Serving Size: one slice Calories: 145 Fat: 3g Carbs: 25g Fiber: 1g Protein: 3.7g Cholesterol: 7mg


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13 Responses to Jalapeño Cheese Bread Machine Recipe

  1. Jerry says:

    Is the amount of yeast correct on this recipe? I tried doing something similar using garlic in place of the peppers, and didn’t get much rise out of mine. I am a newbie at this, so I still have a lot to learn. But I also see on your homepage (http://breadmachinerecipe.net/), you show the 1.5 lb loaf to require 2.5 tsp of yeast, where this one is calling for only 1/4 tsp.
    Thanks for your help. Love your site!

    • Jon says:

      Hello Jerry, so sorry about that. We forgot to put the “1” in front of the 1/4 tsp for the yeast. We have corrected it now, but feel bad that you had to waste a good loaf of bread like that. The 2.5 tsp amount is usually for white breads that don’t have a lot of other ingredients, but for breads with other ingredients a smaller amount of yeast is required to make the loaf rise to the appropriate height.

      We really like your site as well and looks like a pretty nice recipe you used to make your cheese garlic bread. Yeast is a funny thing, and you really have to try different amounts for different bread machines, but 1/4 tsp was definitely not enough. I’m sure your next loaf will turn out great! Thanks for stopping by and for pointing out our mistake.

  2. Karen Thompson says:

    Making this tonight for the first time. Rising and smelling great so far. Cannot wait to try it.

  3. Mancy johnson says:

    I cannot handle fresh jalapeños. I wonder how many pickled ones would be good for the substitute . My daughter loves this type of bread. Also could I use cheddar instead of jack

  4. Carol says:

    How come their is no butter

  5. Adrianne says:

    I followed the 1.5 loaf recipe and the loaf fell during baking the two times I tried it. Any tips?

    • Paula McCarty says:

      I’ve had this problem as well. Now I just use the dough cycle and let it rise in a bread pan then cook it in the oven. This way you control the rise time which in my case was longer than the bread machine allowed. Hope this helps.

  6. Mark wilkims says:

    Very good recipe I just suggest about 3-6T OF JALAPENOS

  7. Dianne says:

    I made the 1.5 and just did the regular bread cycle, nothing more and it turned out incredible! I used a few tablespoons less jalapeños and glad I did – just the right balance of heat and sweet 🙂

  8. Mark says:

    Gonna try this with my Serrano peppers then my Ghost outta be blazing

  9. Judy B says:

    Hi I made the 2 lb loaf. And it fell in middle bit it was delicious any idea why it fell in middle?

  10. Cyndee says:

    If you don’t use the veins or the seeds its not hot. Made many times, great recipe! Thank you!

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