Bread Machine Cheddar and Bacon Bread Recipe

Cheddar and Bacon Bread
Make sure to use your fruit and nut cycle when making this bread. Photo © 2006 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to, Inc.
  • 2 hrs 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 loaf (10 servings)
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Cheddar and Bacon Bread is a savory and slightly hearty bread that can add a little something special to your meal. Here is the recipe for the bread machine version, so your bread is not only delicious but easy to make.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
  • 2 teaspoons
  • dry active yeast
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (or swiss cheese, shreddied)
  • 8 slices 
  • bacon (crumbled or 3 tablespoons bacon bits)

How to Make It

  1. Place ingredients in bread pan in order listed or according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. The cheddar cheese and bacon are added in ​the fruit and nut signal. Depending on your machine this could be anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes into the cycle.

Recipe Tips

  • Remember, when adding the yeast last, make a small well with your finger to place the yeast. This will insure the proper timing of the yeast reaction.
  • This bread is processed at the Basic (Standard) cycle or according to manufacturer's directions. (Note: I've done it on the Rapid Cycle, but the cheese and bacon is completely incorporated into the bread. You still get the great flavor, but the nice texture is gone.
  • Imitation or real bacon bits may be used. They can be found in the salad dressing section of the grocery store. If you use real bacon bits, use 1/2 cup.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 366
Total Fat 21 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Sodium 1,005 mg
Carbohydrates 23 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 21 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)