Dutch Oven Jalapeno Cheddar Bread

Jalapeno Cheddar bread is an amazing bread by itself. But when you use it to make grilled cheese sandwiches, to dunk into tomato soup, or as your pizza crust, it takes it to a whole new level! I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

Dutch Oven Jalapeno Cheddar Bread

Leisa Sutton
5 from 2 votes


  • Dutch Oven


  • 3 & 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar
  • 2 diced Jalapenos
  • 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Cups Warm water
  • 1 & 1/2 Tbsp Yeast
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil


  • In a large bowl combine warm water and yeast. Set aside
  • In a seperate large bowl, combine the bread flour, 2 cups of cheddar cheese, the chopped jalapeños, and salt. and stir well.
  • Pour the flour mixture on top of the water and use a spatula to stir until the dough comes together
  • Cover with a kitchen towel and let rest in a warm place for 60 minutes, or until almost doubled in size.
  • Using the spatula, fold the dough toward the center and then cover with the towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Add the Dutch oven and lid to the oven, and preheat to 450˚F for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully peel the dough out of the bowl and onto a floured surface. Fold the edges of the dough towards the center 5-10 times, then flip over the dough and transfer to a piece of parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • Carefuly slide the bread out of the pot, remove the parchement paper and let it cook for at least one hour before slicing.
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  1. Mary Crisher says:

    Active or instant yeast?

      1. Robin Miller says:

        Thank you so much . I have a huge 18 quart toaster full of veggie soup . Taking some to a friend who just had knee surgery and canning some. And having some for dinner soooo this bread would be so yummy! Thanks again for all you do!

  2. dianne miller says:

    Just started the 30 minute rise. T made one with Peppers and one without. Can’t wait for them to be done. I’m tempted to refrigerate them and bake tomorrow. But I won’t. Pizza is my next project with this recipe. 😋

  3. Tracy Langston says:

    Making this now for the first time. Excited!! Your video says AP flour, recipe says Bread Flour. I’m using Bread Flour but curious, which gives you the best results?

    1. Really, either one is great

  4. sandy Kolly says:

    when do I add the tbs olive oil ?

    1. The same way I did in the video. Brush the top of the loaf before the 2nd baking.

  5. 5 stars
    My family loved it! My new go to Jalapeno Cheddar Bread. You made it look so easy and it was. Thank you! The flavor was fantastic.

  6. 5 stars
    This is a regular at my home ever since the first time I watched you make it. I absolutely love this bread. Great recipe Leisa. Thank you

  7. Can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks delicious! What size is your Dutch oven? I have a 3.5 qt round and a 6.75 qt oval. Thank you!

  8. Darlene Brown says:

    Hello Sutton Daze. I love your video’s. You have taught this newbie so much about how to preserve my food, and dehydrating. I’m disabled but I sit on my walker and do what makes me happy. Knowledge is power, and you have alot of us who’s doing this to feed our families. This bread will make a great chicken sandwich. I just canned some vegetable soup, yum yum. Anyway thanks so much for share your wisdom. Keep the video’s coming. Blessings from snowy Buffalo.

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