Easy Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Bread

Say hello to mindlessly easy comfort food that’s guaranteed to be a hit.

It’s ready in less than 30 minutes with extremely minimal effort on your part. The best kind of recipe.

Easy Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Bread - Super cheesy, ready in 30 minutes, a gameday and crowd favorite that'll be devoured fast!! BACON makes everything BETTER!!

Set the bread out at a party, event, game day celebration, or as a weeknight side for your family and you’ll look like a superstar.

It’s super cheesy from both mozzarella and cream cheese, there’s bacon which makes everything better, a touch of garlic to add flavor, and sliced jalapeno peppers for some slight heat.

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Easy Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Bread - Super cheesy, ready in 30 minutes, a gameday and crowd favorite that'll be devoured fast!! BACON makes everything BETTER!!

If the crowd you’re making it for doesn’t like jalapenos or wants more or less garlic or bacon than I used, feel free to omit, adapt, and adjust the recipe based on your taste preferences.

For my family and friends the recipe was perfect because it was devoured at a recent party I hosted.

Easy Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Bread - Super cheesy, ready in 30 minutes, a gameday and crowd favorite that'll be devoured fast!! BACON makes everything BETTER!!

Easy Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Bread

Say hello to mindlessly easy comfort food that’s guaranteed to be a hit. It’s ready in less than 25 minutes with extremely minimal effort on your part. Set the bread out at a party, event, game day celebration, or as a weeknight side for your family and you’ll look like a superstar. It’s super cheesy from both mozzarella and cream cheese, there’s bacon which makes everything better, a touch of garlic to add flavor, and sliced jalapeno peppers for some slight heat. Feel free to omit, adapt, and adjust the add-ins based on your taste preferences.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (lite is okay), very soft
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (half of 1 stick) , very soft
  • 2 cups (about 8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese (monterey jack, fontina, or another easy-melting cheese may be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup cooked and diced bacon (from about 8 strips)
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno peppers, diced with about 6 rounds reserved for garnishing (from about 1 small jalapeno)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, or to taste (1 to 2 finely minced garlic cloves may be substituted)
  • 1 loaf French bread, sliced lengthwise (you will only use 1 of the halves for the recipe)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or with aluminum foil for easier cleanup; set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, add the cream cheese, butter, and whisk to combine until smooth.
  3. Add the cheese, bacon, jalapenos, garlic, and stir to incorporate.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly over the one half of bread (Note – I used an average grocery store bakery loaf of French bread, about 1 pound, and the filling nicely covered one half in a fairly thick layer. Save the other half for French Toast MuffinsCinnamon-Sugar Streusel Baked French Toast, etc. If the loaf you use is smaller, you may be able to coat both halves, but make sure to watch and make any necessary adjustments to baking time.) Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted, bubbly, and as golden as desired. Because all bread and cheese varies, watch bread closely so it doesn’t burn. Garnish with reserved jalapeno rounds and serve immediately. Bread is best warm and fresh.
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24 comments on “Easy Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Bread”

  1. Oh this looks so delicious. I low this will go down a storm in our house. Thank you for another fab recipe. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com

  2. This is the deluxe version of cheese bread–and I can see why it wouldn’t last long! There is a neighborhood party at the end of the month and I think this would go over well…and I love how easy the recipe is.

    • So easy and you’ll be the hit of the neighborhood with this. It’s that type of tailgating/potluck/block party kind of food that always goes over well!

    • This went over well at our neighborhood taco bar party. It has just enough heat but isn’t overly spicy. The cream cheese and mozzarella mellows out the jalapeño and the bread has some crunch for contrast. Everyone (including us) loved it!

      • Thanks for trying this one, Paula! Glad it was a hit at the neighborhood taco party! (I wish my neighborhood did that, I’d bring the margaritas :)) Yes this bread did have a nice crunch rather than just super soft and cheese-laden. I remember my daughter getting the crumbs all over the floor :)

  3. I love jalapenos..I literally put them in everything…so when I saw this recipe pop up I knew it would be happening soon it’s like a jalapeno popper smeared on bread…I’ll need to have people over so I don’t eat the whole thing.

  4. I LOVE mindlessly easy recipes, because then I can mindlessly EAT them too! And when there’s cheese, bacon and jalapeno in the carby mix, you better believe that’s what I’ll be doing! Pinned!

  5. How perfect would this simple cheese bread be on game day?? Something tells me this would go over VERY well with all the “load-it-up-with-HEAT-n-meat” boys I have to feed around here! Pinned!

  6. This looks beyond unbelievable. If I made it I wouldn’t be able to stop eating it! Carbs are my downfall, hard. :)

  7. This would be gone in seconds at any football party anywhere, but especially in the midwest.  This, at a Packer party?  GOLD.  

  8. Mmm! I love anything with jalapenos. Except for Sonic’s Chocolate Jalapeno shake. That was super nasty because they used the ones from the can! But this bread looks divine, and so easy!

  9. All my favorite flavors slathered on bread. YESSSS. I’d like to thank you but my thighs may not :) 

  10. My kind of comfort food right here! Love that it’s super cheesy and you just can’t go wrong with bacon. I need this in my life!

  11. Holy, cheese bread!! This wouldn’t last a minute at my house!

  12. My cousins husband absolutely loves jalapenos and always has a jar right next to his plate. This recipe will serve so well in their home. Sharing!

  13. Oh my! This goes on the menu for the weekend!! Cheese, bacon and jalapenos…yes!!!

  14. These looks so good, thanks ;)

  15. These look amazing for a tailgating party. Love the combo of flavors.

  16. Oh my gosh this bread is seriously making my mouth water- and make me really hungry! This is a great idea! Can’t beat a bread loaded with bacon and cheese!

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