Which cheese can I use instead of cheddar?

Perfect substitute for cheddar cheese is gouda cheese from the Netherlands. They taste similar and have similar texture and hardness level. You can also use Colby, Cheshire, Monterey Jack, and American cheese.

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jalapeno cheddar bread bread machine recipe

Emine Aslan January 18, 2024
Jalapeno Cheese Bread Machine Recipe

Summary: Here is an easy bread maker recipe to make jalapeno cheddar bread. It is so fluffy inside and tastes so versatile that it accompanies every meal perfectly. You’ll love it!

Tags: Jalapeno cheddar bread

Serving:12 for 2 lbs
Cook Time:3:05 hours
Prep Time:10 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 200

Jalapeno is a chili pepper originated in Mexico. It is hot but not among the hottest peppers in the world. Its spiciness level is mild to moderate according to the Scoville scale which measures the pungency of chili peppers. So, it has some “heat” that is comfortably edible thus making it the favorite pepper all over the world to be used in the recipes.

Jalapeno along with cheddar makes this bread so savory that it perfectly accompanies almost every meal. It tastes delicious and so versatile with its fluffy texture. Be careful, by the way! You and your loved ones may not be able to stop yourself from eating it up before the meal is ready. A hint for you! It goes great with some butter once right out of the bread maker.

Let’s learn how to make jalapeno cheddar bread now!

Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Basic (#1)
Delay Start Time Available: Yes
Color Option: Yes
Weight Option: Yes


  • Loaf size: 2 pounds (1000 grams)
  • 1½ cups water (at room temperature)

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cups strong white bread flour

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast

  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup sliced jalapeno

  • Loaf size: 2½ pounds (1250 grams)
  • 1¾ cups water (at room temperature)

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 5 cups strong white bread flour

  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2¼ teaspoons salt

  • 2¼ teaspoons instant dry yeast

  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • ⅓ cup sliced jalapeno

  • Loaf size: 3 pounds (1500 grams)
  • 2 cups water (at room temperature)

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 cups strong white bread flour

  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2½ teaspoons salt

  • 2½ teaspoons instant dry yeast

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup sliced jalapeno


  1. Open the lid of the bread maker and remove the pan from the machine by pulling it upward.

  2. Make sure the pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.

  3. Add all of the ingredients to the bread pan in the order listed.

  4. Put the bread pan back in the bread machine, pressing it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.

  5. Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the “Power” button to turn the machine on.

  6. Use the “Program” button to select program #1 for the basic cycle.

  7. Press the “Color” button to choose your desired crust color.

  8. Press the “Size” button to choose the weight of the loaf you are making. The time display will also change as you select the size of the bread since larger loaves take longer to cook.

  9. Press the “Start” button to start the bread-making cycle.

  10. The machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the bread-making cycle is finished. Open the lid at this time and remove the bread pan out by using a pot holder.

  11. If you do not remove the loaf immediately, the bread machine will automatically go into a warming cycle to keep the bread warm for one hour.

  12. After taking the bread pan out of the machine, flip the pan over and gently tap it to remove the bread. Make sure the kneading paddles are taken out of the bread loaf.

  13. Your jalapeno cheddar bread is ready. Slice it and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
31.8 grams
5.7 grams
6.2 grams
5 milligrams
418 milligrams
1.3 grams

    Jalapeno cheddar bread is perfect to make sandwiches. You can also eat it by spreading some butter and jam on it. It is a perfect accompaniment to any meal.

    By the way, you can transform leftover jalapeno cheddar bread slices into croutons to serve over soup or salad.


    You can store jalapeno cheddar bread slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Do not leave them at room temperature since they have cheese.

    You can also freeze the jalapeno cheddar bread slices in a plastic wrap, but they do not feel so good when thawed back because jalapeno loses its taste after being frozen.