Bread Machine Cheddar and Bacon Bread Recipe

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 10 servings

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.


  • 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, shredded)
  • 8 slices bacon (crumbled or 3 tablespoons bacon bits)

Steps 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.