Bread Machine Jalapeño Cheese Bread

bread machine loaf with peppers
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
68 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 428mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 2g
Calcium 44mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This flavorful bread gets its kick from jalapeño peppers. Best of all, the bread machine does all the hard work for you! Use a small, fresh jalapeño pepper or use a tablespoon or two of canned (drained) minced peppers. If you want more heat from the peppers, feel free to double or triple the number of peppers, and mince them finely.

For a more colorful bread, use a combination of green jalapeno peppers and some finely minced Fresno or red bell pepper.


  • 1 small jalapeño pepper
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 cups flour (bread)
  • 3 tablespoons milk (nonfat dry)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter (in small pieces)
  • 2 teaspoons yeast (active dry)
  • 1/4 cup cheese (finely shredded Monterey Jack (or finely shredded Mexican blend)

Steps to Make It

  1. Remove the stem end of the jalapeño pepper. Slice the pepper in half lengthwise. With a small spoon, scrape out the seeds and light-colored ribs. Mince the pepper finely.

  2. Add the ingredients to the bread machine pan according to your bread machine manufacturer's suggested order, adding the minced jalapeño pepper along with the flour.

  3. Select white or basic with a light or medium crust.

  4. Allow​ bread to cool before slicing.


  • For a less spicy bread, you can reduce the amount of jalapeño pepper or use mild chile peppers.

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