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Game Day: Bacon Herb Cheese Bread

  • Author: Arlene Mobley
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Category: Bread Recipes
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Game Day Bacon, Herb & Cheese Bread this easy cheesy bread recipe is perfect for game day or any day you want to enjoy a homemade baked cheesy bread packed full of herb, cheese and bacon flavor.

Recipe Source Fleischmanns Bread World



  • 41/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons Spice Islands Herb Seasoning
  • 11/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced or 2 teaspoons
  • 11/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) shredded cheese blend (cheddar jack, cheddar mozzarella, ect.), divided
  • 10 slices cooked bacon, coarsely chopped


  1. Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, Italian herb seasoning, salt and garlic in a large mixer bowl. Heat water and oil until very warm (120° to 130°F); gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in 1 cup cheese and remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Spread batter on greased 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan or rimmed baking sheet with at least 1-inch sides. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with bacon. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until puffy, about 30 minutes.
  2. Bake at 375ºF for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cover loosely with foil during last 5 to 10 minutes of baking if cheese begins to overbrown. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Serve as strips or squares, or slice and use for sandwiches.


Topping Variation:
Replace bacon with 1-1/2 ounces thinly sliced salami,
hot pepper flakes, thinly sliced onion, red or green pepper


  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 310
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