The Prepared Pantry

Zesty Italian Cheese Bread Mix

Make this with your bread machine, stand-type mixer, or by hand.

SKU: M83-1

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specifically for 2 lb. capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb. capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot on the loaf. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb. bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of your bread and a picture of the back packaging of your bread mix to our customer support email at Include as much detail as possible about your baking process and bread machine model so we can troubleshoot the cause of the issue.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?


Enjoy this zesty Italian bread made with real cheese and Italian herbs!

This zesty Italian bread is made with real cheese and plenty of Italian herbs including oregano and basil. You'll love the marriage of white cheddar and Romano flavors. This is another hearth bread mix that you can make in your bread machine.

  • This package contains one hearth bread mix. The mix makes one large loaf--approximately two pounds.
  • SAF yeast packet is enclosed. Just add water.
  • Directions and tips for perfect bread are included.

This bread makes great appetizers, terrific sandwiches, and is a wonderful complement to great meals. Delight your family and friends with this bread.

Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Sally Clark

We love this bread! I add dehydrated onion to at the beginning. It's so good!

Andrea Fairbrother
A little too herbal

We just tried it tonight, a bit too herbal for us.

Richard Moran

Zesty Italian Cheese Bread Mix

Elaine Taylor-Cartmell
So good! Easy!

Love all of the bread mixes I have tried. Love that I can have fresh homemade bread without having to buy all of the many ingredients. These mixes are a lifesaver!

Sandra Davis
Very Good Taste - but strong

We liked it and it made good bacon sandwiches. My favorite is Bacon, butter and Green Olive. It would also make good Cheese Toast, however, please settle my husband's and my debate. Does this contain Aniseed or Fennel, or both? It is very strong and on the verge of too much "artificial and natural seasonings".