Jalapeno Cheddar Dinner Rolls

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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!


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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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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


  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. Jennifer Fritcher says

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. laurie nykaza says

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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….

  23. 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!

  24. Melinda Stephens says

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

  25. 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 :)

  26. says

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