The Prepared Pantry

Diego's Jalapeno Cheese Bread Mix

The jalapenos and cheese have just the right balance! This bread is great with a meal or for great grilled cheese sandwiches.

SKU: M77-1

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 bread really hot? For some people--not many--it's hot.  Others, it's not hot enough.  We tried to get it right in the middle.  I think we did a pretty good job. I've gone through the reviews. There are several that added more jalapenos.  That's okay. It's easier to add them than take them out.
  • Can you taste the cheese? Yes. We tried to balance the cheese with the heat.
  • What's this bread famous for? Undoubtedly, grilled cheese sandwiches.  
  • What else do people use it for? Well, one customer makes peanut butter and jam sandwiches with it. I haven't quite gotten my head around that one.
  • What's your favorite use? Without question, burger buns--I like a little heat with the burger. And you can never have too much cheese.
  • Will my kids like it? That, I don't know. If all they'll eat is mild 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.
  • Is there a recommended use? Yep. Toast a thick slice. Stack an egg or two on top, then crispy bacon, and pour country gravy over the pile. That's breakfast!


This has been a really fun bread. It's different--cheddar cheese and jalapeno--with some kick but not too hot.

But it's sure been a fun bread. People just light up. They've never expected a bread like this. 

Even the kids love it.  It's fun to go through the reviews and see how folks use it, for everything. (I'm not sure about peanut butter and jelly on Jalapeno bread. But we sell a raspberry jalapeno jam, so okay.)

See what else you can make with this bread.


pigs in a blanket


Go ahead. You've got to try this. 

See what others say.

"Amazing! Best jalapeño cheese bread we’ve ever made. It’s spiced perfectly, not too hot for those that don’t like spicy. Great with chili, soups, and Italian." Michael Chambers 

"Favorite bread ever. My husband said this is the best bread he’s ever eaten. I have to agree - it’s very, very good!"  K.W.

"Awesome bread with a nice kick of jalapeno! Will be buying it again!"  Melissa Ciraolo


—Featured Review—

Favorite Bread Ever! My husband said this is the best bread he’s ever eaten. I have to agree - it’s very, very good! K.W.

Customer Reviews

Based on 71 reviews
Nick K
Bread sticks

I've been sitting on this mix for probably 4 months. Used my bread maker make the dough and then made bread sticks out of it. Absolutely delicious

Carolyn Clemence
Jalapeño Cheese Bread Mix is a Winner

Hands down the best Jalapeño Cheese Bread I’ve ever had. I buy several at a time so I will always have some on hand!


We loved the flavor and texture. We'll be getting that one again.

Dennis Westbrook

Your products are amazing and easy to use with a reasonable price. I look forward in ordering other fabulous items your company offers.

Deborah Foreman

I have made several breads for you all. This one, for whatever reason, did not mix well, did not raise, and was over baked and hard as a rock. My settings were as they are always with any of your bread mixes, I am always very careful to add what I need to per instructions, this one just did not work for us.