Dutch-Oven Jalapeno Cheddar Bread

This bread is soo good! When I was making it I could hardly wait for it to cook to eat it because it fills your home with the best smell. Also, I know it has jalapenos in it but this bread really isn’t that spicy. It’s also so easy to make and only has 7 ingredients! I hope you guys enjoy :)

Time: 40 min prep + 1.5 hours rising time + 40 minutes bake = 2 hours 50 minutes

Servings: 8

Calories/serving: ~325


  • 3 ½ cups bread flour (445 g), plus more for dusting (can also use all-purpose flour)
  • 2 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (250 g), divided
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced into rings, divided
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups warm water (480 mL)
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine the bread flour, 2 cups (200 g) of cheddar cheese, the chopped jalapeños, and salt. Stir well.
  2. In a separate large bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Pour the flour mixture on top of the water and use a silicone spatula to stir until the dough comes together.
  3. With the spatula, fold the dough around the edges of the bowl toward the center, rotating the bowl each time and folding a total of 8 times. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rest in a warm place for 60 minutes, or until almost doubled in size.
  4. Using the spatula, fold the dough toward the center again 8 more times. Cover with the towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the Dutch oven and lid to the oven, and preheat to 450˚F (230˚C) for 30 minutes.
  6. Lightly flour a clean work surface and your hands. Carefully peel the dough out of the bowl and onto the floured surface. Flip over and carefully brush away excess flour. Fold the edges of the dough towards the center 8 times, then flip over the dough and transfer to a piece of parchment paper.
  7. Brush the top of the dough with the olive oil, so the cheese will stick. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup (50 g) of cheese on top. Use a sharp knife to score the bread with an “X”, which will allow steam to escape. Arrange the jalapeño rings on top of the cheese.
  8. Carefully remove the Dutch oven from the oven and use the parchment to lift the bread into the pot. Cover with the lid and bake for 30 minutes, then remove the lid and bake for 20 more minutes, until the bread is golden brown.
  9. Carefully slide the bread out of the pot and onto a wire rack. Remove the parchment paper and let the bread cool for at least 1 hour before slicing. Slice the bread and serve as desired. Enjoy!

I got this recipe from Tasty HERE.

Equipment Required:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Cheese grater
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Dutch oven
  • Spatula
  • Tea Towel
  • Brush

Recipe Review:


  • Steps: 9
    • Rating: Moderate
  • Involvement
    • 40 min. prep work
    • Rating: Moderate
  • Ingredients & availability
    • 7 ingredients
    • All ingredients are normal and you can easily find at your local grocery store
    • Rating: Easy

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