Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia

Jalapeño Cheddar Focacci

“Embark on a flavorful journey that combines the heat of jalapeños with the rich creaminess of cheddar cheese in our Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia. This delectable creation takes the beloved Italian bread to new heights, offering a medley of spicy and savory notes that dance on your palate. Imagine each bite revealing a golden-brown and aromatic focaccia, studded with slices of fiery jalapeños and pockets of melted cheddar that add a delightful creaminess. With every mouthful, you’ll experience the harmonious blend of heat, savory cheese, and the soft texture of perfectly baked bread, capturing the essence of bold flavors and the joy of savoring a bread that’s both satisfying and exciting. Whether enjoyed as a standalone snack, a way to infuse your bread game with a touch of spiciness, or a celebration of the art of crafting flavors that awaken the taste buds, our Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia promises a culinary journey that captures the heart of flavor fusion and the pleasures of indulging in a slice of bold and comforting goodness.”

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia


  • For the dough:

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • For the topping:

  • 2-3 jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Coarse sea salt

  • Fresh cilantro or parsley (for garnish, optional)


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, instant yeast, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
  • Gradually add the warm water and olive oil to the dry ingredients. Stir until a sticky dough forms.
  • Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  • Punch down the risen dough and transfer it to the prepared baking sheet. Gently press and stretch the dough to fit the baking sheet, forming a rectangle or desired shape.
  • Arrange the jalapeño slices evenly over the dough, pressing them lightly into the surface. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top, ensuring even coverage.
  • Season the top of the focaccia with freshly ground black pepper and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt.
  • Bake the Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove the focaccia from the oven and let it cool slightly. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish, if desired.
  • Slice and serve the Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia warm or at room temperature.

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