The Prepared Pantry

Cheesy Salsa Bread Mix

This is 100% five-star bread, and the reviewers sound like cheerleaders.

SKU: M86-1

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?



  • Is this really good? Emphatically, yes!  It's 100% five-star bread, and the reviewers sound like cheerleaders. They're excited. 
  • Is this really made with salsa? Well, yes--dried salsa: tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cilantro.
  • Where does the heat come from? The peppers. It's not really hot, maybe a "4" on a scale of "10".  It's about like a medium salsa.
  • What else does it have in it? A ton of cheddar cheese.
  • What do people use it for? Well, it's a great sandwich bread--put a little kick in your sandwich and a lot of flavor.
  • What's your favorite use? Without question, burger buns--a little salsa on your burger. And you can never have too much cheese.
  • Will my kids like it? Well, unless they like medium salsa, probably not.
  • Is it crusty, like some of your European breads? No, it's 100% American.
  • What about the interior? It's a soft, moist loaf, delightful. If you want firm and crusty, toast it.
  • What's your favorite sandwich? Bacon and egg with a slice of cheese, melted. To make this sandwich, try pan frying thick slices of bread.


Dennis Weaver

This is a very different kind of bread - look what's in it.

This is a full-bodied bread with just a touch of heat. It makes great sandwiches, like a grilled cheese sandwich. Serve it with a meal. We love it in the morning with eggs and bacon. 

I've never found a sandwich that didn't like this bread!

Look what you can make with this bread!


homemade hamburger buns

These are homemade hamburger buns, the lower one with Cheesy Salsa Bread and the upper with Black Russian Bread.  See how easy it is to make them.


freshly made pigs in a blanket

These are made with Black Russian Bread, but you can see what they look like in Cheesy Salsa Bread.  See how to make pigs in a blanket.


Taco Sandwiches

Taco Sandwiches

See what you can make with this bread.

—Featured Review—

"My husband LOVES this bread. It has a little 'kick' but is not what I consider 'hot'. My husband likes hot stuff, and I do not, but we both enjoyed this bread. It is more flavor than kick. We could taste the tomatoes and mild spices, which are balanced very nicely by the cheese." Lisa Riley

Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Jo Ann Andrews
Interesting taste

The texture is nice though. Would like more of a salsa flavor. But might try it again and use a different kind of meat . In

M Perkins
Delish like all rest.

Always delicious, never disappoints.

Lucinda Gordon
Tangy and savory

Excellent bread with great flavor

Rochelle Fisher
Cheesy Salsa Bread

So flavorful. Goes great with any protein. Also toasts up nicely for sandwiches.

Vicki Budd-Darby
Cheesy Salsa

Delightfully rich taste with a hint of spice!