Jalapeno Cheddar Dinner Rolls

Jalapeno Cheddar Dinner Rolls- a savory twist on a classic dinner roll

You might remember that last year I hosted a Great American Bake Sale to raise money for No Kid Hungry- a cause that is very near and dear to my Mama heart.  So when I was given the opportunity to create a recipe and spread the word about the wonderful things companies like Fleishman’s and Karo are doing to help end childhood hunger I jumped at the chance.  These companies have partnered with America’s Test Kitchen and Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker blog, to create baking tips and unique twists on classic recipes to encourage more bakers to bake a difference.  With the recent changes to programs like SNAP, it is more important than ever to get involved and see what we can do to help end this crisis.

One in five children in the U.S. struggle with hunger and cannot rely on having access to the daily nutritious food they need to grow and thrive.  This year Fleischmann’s Yeast, Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Baking Mixes and Karo Syrup – trusted baking products that have helped people create beautiful homemade bread, baked goods and delicious desserts for more than 100 years – are launching the Baking A Difference campaign to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to help end childhood hunger in America through the power of baking.

Jalapeno Cheddar Dinner Rolls- a savory twist on a classic dinner roll

In addition to donating a total of $450,000 to the No Kid Hungry campaign, Fleischmann’s Yeast, Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Baking Mixes and Karo Syrup are calling all bakers to bake for a cause.  Baking can now help children across the country get the nutritious food they need every day.

Bakers can help No Kid Hungry end childhood hunger in America by participating in the Baking A Difference campaign online via the 12 Days of #BakingADifference promotion on Facebook in December.  Bakers can also share their recipe images of classic Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup recipes using the #BakingADifference hashtag on all Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup Facebook channels for a chance to be included in the Baking A Difference e-cookbook with Joy the Baker at Facebook.com/FleischmannsYeast and Facebook.com/KaroSyrup.

Baking A Difference Logo-01The Baking A Difference campaign will culminate in spring 2014 with a unique e-cookbook full of delicious, classic Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup recipes, contemporary twists on classic recipes from Joy the Baker along with recipe images from bakers across the country showing how they bake a difference in their kitchens and local communities.  The e-cookbook will be available for free download at Breadworld.com, Karosyrup.com, Facebook.com/FleischmannsYeast, Facebook.com/SimplyHomemadeMix and Facebook.com/KaroSyrup.

Jalapeno Cheddar Dinner Rolls- a savory twist on a classic dinner rollInspire family, friends, teachers, neighbors and others to get involved in the Baking A Difference campaign and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.  Collectively, we can all harness the power of baking recipes and bake a difference together to end child hunger in America. 

To help you get started, enter below to win this awesome prize pack from Fleischmann’s and Karo Syrup, valued at $75 (Disclosure: I received the same prize pack):

prize pack

  • A premium bread basket with warming stone, holiday-festive accessories including oven mitts, a set of holiday spreaders and gourmet Cinnamon Apple Butter, a basket of Fleischmann’s Yeast, Karo Syrup and Simply Homemade varieties, including the new Pretzel Creations, to help you get baking!


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These Jalapeño Cheddar Dinner Rolls are a savory twist on Fleishmann’s classic Dinner Rolls recipe.  These rolls are yeasty, not too spicy, and full of bold sharp cheddar flavor.  With the help of a stand mixer these no-knead rolls are ready to go in about an hour.  I love using the RapidRise in this recipe to make it even easier.  Fleischmann’s Yeast and Baking Mixes has been the trusted brand of yeast for home bakers and professionals for more than 140 years and is known for quality and reliability.  The brand extends this heritage to its recipes by rigorously analyzing every Breadworld.com recipe in its professional Test Kitchen, so home bakers can be confident in creating great-tasting breads and baked treats.

Jalapeno Cheddar Dinner Rolls
Serves: 12
  • 2 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope Fleishmann's RapidRise Yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 jalapenos, finely diced
  • 6 oz sharp cheddar, shredded
  1. Combine ¾ cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Heat milk, water, and butter until very warm (120-130 degrees F), and add to the flour mixture.
  3. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  4. Continue adding ¼ cup flour and beating at medium high speed until soft dough forms.
  5. Using a dough hook, beat an addition 8-10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  6. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
  7. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces; shape into balls.
  8. Place in greased 9-inch round pan.
  9. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, or about 30 minutes.
  10. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Top with butter, if desired.
  12. Serve warm.
Tip: Shred your own cheese instead of buying a bag of already shredded- it's worth it!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 2045 Fat: 85g Saturated fat: 52g Unsaturated fat: 27g Trans fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 241g Sugar: 34g Sodium: 2308mg Fiber: 10g Protein: 77g Cholesterol: 249mg


To learn more about the Baking A Difference campaign and get the latest recipes and baking tips from Fleischmann’s Yeast, Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Baking Mixes and Karo Syrup, visit:


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101 Responses to Jalapeno Cheddar Dinner Rolls

  1. sydney says:

    love this receipe

  2. Melissa says:

    I know that my friend’s daughter is having a holiday bake sale coming up, so I could help them out by baking with them and using these ingredients!

  3. Yashica says:

    I would use the products to bake for those less fortunate

  4. Jennifer says:

    I would do a bake sale to raise money for a cause

  5. Alexis says:

    I would use the Karo syrup to bake a festive pecan pie for my neighbor, who recently lost his wife.

  6. rachel says:

    I’d make bread to share with others at Thanksgiving.

  7. LISA says:

    My child’s school has a bake sale around Christmas every year so I’d use it to help make stuff for it

  8. Christina Howell says:

    I would use the ingredients to make breads & desserts and share them with my neighbors and people I know who are struggling to cheer them up.

  9. I’d like to bake some holiday breads for some of the elderly shut-ins in my neighborhood.
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  10. Barbara Bradford says:

    I think that with everyone’s food budget is slowly dwindling, we have to teach our children to get back to the basics. Buying convenience foods can make like easier, but with the help of bloggers such as you, I have learned to make my own convenience foods. beans, rice, pasta and home-made breads can lower ones food bill dramatically. So educating those around us is the best defense against hunger.

  11. Debra Lee says:

    I would use them for a school bake sale.

  12. Melissa L. says:

    I would use them to help make breads as gift for friends to help them out.

  13. jessica says:

    I simply love to bake for my husband as we both learn together how to eat and nourish ourselves healthily. We have a baby on the way so I’m always conscious of what kind of foods I’m putting in my body!

  14. Rachelle says:

    I would bake up some desserts for my new neighbors.

  15. Jess says:

    I would use the yeast to make cinnamon rolls to give as holiday treats for my friends and family! Those dinner rolls you made look heavenly! Yum <3


  16. Dana says:

    I would use them for rolls to bring to a new mama!

  17. Mechele Johnson says:

    A cultural group in my tribe is planning a bake sale to raise funds for a new Canoe. I would use this to bake my heart out for the bake sale!

  18. Danalee Davis says:

    I would use them for my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. They are having a bake sale this month. Thank you for the chance!

  19. Billie Wilson says:

    I would help out with our schools bake sale.

  20. Jennifer Fritcher says:

    I would help with the bake sale at school and take some baked goods down to the local homeless shelter.

  21. Cynthia Brandon says:

    I would use Karo to make divinity and give to our neighbors and my son’s therapist he has autism we have a speech, OT & Behavior therapy!

  22. Danielle Porter says:

    I would bake things for needy people at my church!

  23. Sherri Lewis says:

    We have a bake and craft sale coming up next month at church…

  24. David says:

    I like to make bread with the kids because they get so excited watching the dough rise.

  25. Emily Wells says:

    Fleischman’s is the only yeast I’ll use! I’ve tried other brands, and they’re just not as good. When I bake things for my sons’ school (bake sales to raise money, teacher gifts, etc.) I always use this brand!

  26. Samantha L. says:

    I use Fleischmann’s Yeast to bake my own bread and save money, and I share my recipe to help others save money too!

  27. gab says:

    I would make it with my family on a weekday! Not just a holiday

  28. Wendy R. says:

    It would be fun to do the 12 days of Christmas using baked goods for a family I know is struggling.

  29. Ronda says:

    I would use the yeast to make some homemade bread for my large family for Thanksgiving.

  30. Stephanie Harris says:

    I am a teacher and I would love to share thelove of baking with my students :)

  31. tanya bright says:

    To save money for my family
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  32. miranda says:

    I would make bread for an elderly neighbor

  33. Janet W. says:

    I love baking for others. I would bake a different variety of breads (including Garlic Cheese Bread YUM!) with the Fleischmann’s Yeast. Then give it as gifts.
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  34. Baking a Difference looks like a really great idea – what a great time of year to highlight helping other people out too (and the rolls look yummy as well)!

  35. laurie nykaza says:

    I would use the Fleischmann’s Yeast in making my son his gluten free bread he just loves it made fresh !

  36. Rhonda G says:

    I would use the Karo syrup to make some pecan pies! Yummy!!

  37. Kathy H says:

    I would bake some homemade bread with the yeast – something I haven’t done in years!

  38. Jane says:

    This is the only kind of yeast that I like! My mom used it and I use it too!

  39. Teish says:

    I think one really great thing we can all do is just share what we have with friends and family who need a bit of help. It’s pretty easy to bake an extra loaf of bread and drop it off to a family who is struggling. I’ve had people do little things like that for our family in the past, and it is so helpful when things are tight.

  40. Madeline says:

    I’d use the karo syrup to make whoopie pies for a bake sale.

  41. Angela s says:

    I would use it to bake some goodies for our neighbors & friends!

  42. CharityS says:

    I would bake some special treats for the kids.

  43. Ebie says:

    School bake sale, lots of hungry kids!
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  44. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    This time of year I do a lot of baking for our local Soup Kitchen and other charity events – so the Karo syrup would come in very handy for that kind of baking. And as for the Feischmann’s Yeast – I used to bake bread from scratch all the time – but it just got to be too much work (especially because it was always devoured the moment it came out of the oven!)

    Still, I’d love to try my hand at it again – especially as a special treat for my precious Honey/Hubby – for at least over the holidays – and to go along with all the wonderful homemade soups we make this time of year.

    P.S. there is nothing like the smell of fresh baked bread!

  45. Sarah says:

    I’d bake for my family, since we only see each other twice per year!

  46. Gail Fernandez says:

    I would use yeast to bake some breads for a bake sale.

  47. Stephani King says:

    I’d do some baking to share with those that come into the thrift store I work at:-)

  48. Lisa H. says:

    I would bake lots of cookies for my family for the holidays

  49. prickly pinecone says:

    I would use them in recipes for when I bake for a local charities bake sale/ Christmas market,

  50. Nicole says:

    I love to bake bread and share with others who are sick.

  51. cassandra says:

    i would use it for my nursing class.

  52. Sarah says:

    I’d love to use them to bake goodies to share with others to spread a little sunshine around.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  53. These rolls look incredible! I love baking for friends and family in need – especially around the holiday. This would be perfect!
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  54. Alana Vester says:

    I would use Fleischmann’s Yeast to make something for our family dinner.

  55. Rachel S says:

    I would use them to bake gifts for the holidays.
    We’re so tight on cash and can’t buy for everyone, but something homemade means more anyways.

  56. Kelly Paquet says:

    Bake for holiday Cheer!

  57. Debby Chandler says:

    I would like to try my hand at doing some holiday baking. I don’t get a chance to do it very often.

  58. Jena says:

    The Holidays are coming up! There is going to be lots of baking go on at my house for sure!

  59. Maria Kiguthi says:

    I am involved in giving out bread at our church every other Saturday. Some yeast goes a long way.

  60. chera says:

    ive never used either one. id love to learn and experiment

  61. kelly mcgrew says:

    i’ve never used them before but i’d use them for some christmas treats!

  62. Natasha says:

    I would use it to bake some items for my neighbors!

  63. linda w. says:

    I bake during the holidays and give cookie gifts to my children’s teachers and bus drivers.

  64. Sharon says:

    i’d make some bread treats and bring them to work to share

  65. Michelle S. says:

    I would bake something to share with my neighbors.

  66. Tandi Cortez-Rios says:

    I would use it to make homemade breads and desserts for our neighbors and my kids school teachers.

  67. I could bake up something sweet for a gift for my mail carrier and UPS man!

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  68. Robyn Huffman says:

    I have a friend that bakes holiday meals for local soldiers who have no nearby family and would otherwise not have a holiday meal. Several of us pitch in each year to help her and I would use this to bake rolls or some kind of bread to help her out making the meals. I would also love to bake something for the local woman’s shelter.

  69. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love to bake! I’ll be making sweet rolls for Hubz’ office.

  70. kathy dalton says:

    I would find a recipe and bake something for my neighbor and her children

  71. Natalie says:

    I think it would make it taste better

  72. heather breyer says:

    I would bake holiday gifts for my friends and family

  73. Jo Ricker says:

    I always bake things for a few families in my community every year. If I won this pack, this would mean I could bake for a few more families than I usually do. I bake the baked goods and we go as a family to deliver it.

  74. Melissa B. says:

    I would bake my mom’s jalapeno and cheese bread to share with my daughter’s teachers.

  75. Dawn Monroe says:

    I would use the yeast in my moms friendship bread recipe.

  76. Diana Hatch says:

    I would like to make some cinnamon rolls

  77. Glenna F says:

    I would bake something to give to my elderly neighbor.

  78. Jessica says:

    I would use it to bake for some members of my family who have special dietary needs and cannot eat a lot of the foods we usually eat. It would be a special treat for them.

  79. Janet F says:

    I would bake cupcakes for my grandson’s school fund raiser.

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  80. Amanda Rauch says:

    I would bake extras and share them with my neighbors!

  81. Holly Storm-Burge says:

    I would bring in yummy holiday treats to my daughters class. We live in an area with a large amount of low-income families and it’s nice to make the kids smile.

  82. Nancy says:

    This coming week, I’ll be using their yeast to bake dinner rolls, orange rolls, cinnamon rolls and soft pretzels for a charity bake sale.

  83. Savannah miller says:

    I’m not really sure :/ My church does collect meals though for shut ins My aunt and I are always sending things over so I could def. use this to make something extra yummy!

  84. Darlene Owen says:

    I use Kero syrup to make my Christmas deserts.

  85. Claire says:

    I’d make bread to share with others at Thanksgiving.

  86. chelesa sims says:

    i would use them to help next door neighboor who lost their income due to an illness

  87. wendy b says:

    I volunteer at a women’s shelter….it would be awesome to make some treats for the ladies and staff there.

  88. Fiona N says:

    I would use them to make bread for my mom
    Thank You

  89. laurie says:

    I would make a pecan pie and donate it to a bake sale

  90. jeannine s says:

    I would bake items for our schools bake sale to raise money for the food bank

  91. 1955nurse says:

    I’d make some of these yummy rolls & maybe a Pecan pie (w/the Karo) to give to some friends of ours who are really going thru a hard time, to make their Holidays brighter!!! Thanks for the chance….

  92. Monja Blue says:

    I’d bake some classic favorites: molasses cookies, and gingerbread for several Christmas bake sales benefiting local Vets, soup kitchens and youth groups! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  93. Julie says:

    I would use them for our bake sale coming up at the fall fest

  94. beatriz says:

    bake with friends for the holidays!

  95. Melinda Stephens says:

    My mom is having her knee replaced soon and I would bake her some bread and other goodies during her recovery.

  96. Sue Hull says:

    I’d use the ingredients to make bread for the homeless. There’s so many here in the city where I live so I like to help out when I can. Thank you for the chance :)

  97. Hi, I am featuring this recipe today at Marvelous Monday tonight….. I love it!
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