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Pepperoni Cheese Bread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 4 hours

Makes

1 loaf (16 pieces)

As a stay-at-home mother of two little girls, I pack a lot of activity into my days. The bread machine makes it a snap to turn out this attractive loaf that gets its zip from cayenne pepper, pepperoni and Mexican cheese. —Dusti Christensen, Goodridge, Minnesota
Pepperoni Cheese Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup chopped pepperoni

Directions

  1. In bread machine pan, place the first 9 ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed).
  2. Just before the final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add the cheese and pepperoni.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaf in foil and place in freezer bag. To use, thaw at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 177 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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