Cheesy Bread Rolls!

by simplylife on October 31, 2012

I hope everyone has been staying safe with Hurricane Sandy and the crazy weather we’ve been having!

I know that personally, weather is one thing that makes me anxious.  Actually, let me be specific: driving in bad weather makes me anxious.  There are so many things that are completely out of my control when on the road with other drivers and in less than ideal weather conditions, so I like to play it as safe as possible.

Thankfully, in our area, we weren’t affected by the storm too much.  This just meant rain, wind and extra time spent at home, with no where to go.  After I felt safe knowing where the flashlights were, it meant that all I wanted to do was sip hot coffee and bake bread.

Baking, and then of course, eating, these cheesy bread rolls completely relieved any of my anxieties about the weather. I’m not sure if it’s the healthiest coping skill out there, but these are like pure comfort that fits right in the palm of your hand.  Just imagine biting into a fresh-baked bread roll, to find melted cheese in the middle.  It really doesn’t get better than that.

I was sent these two types of cheese from Cabot Creamery: Jalapeno Light and Sharp Light.  Both varieties have 50% less fat than sharp cheddar cheese and are definitely still full of flavor!  I used the Sharp Light in these rolls and really enjoyed its mild, fresh flavor.  This goes well with so many dishes and is also great eaten on its own!

I have been a huge fan of Cabot Creamery since I first tried it and made this Cheddar, Beer and Mustard Pull-Apart Bread.  Cabot Creamery is a co-op, owned and operated by its members, who are farmers and their families.  It is the first dairy cooperative to achieve certification as a “B Corporation,” which includes recognition for their attention to environmental and social impact.  They sell cheese, yogurt, dips and more!

Cheesy Bread Rolls

by Simply Life

Adapted from Yammie’s Noshery 

Keywords: bake appetizer bread side vegetarian cheese

Ingredients (12 rolls)

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbs. yeast
  • 2 tbs. sugar
  • 1.5 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 tbs. melted butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • About 4-6 oz. Sharp Cheddar cheese


1. Mix together yeast and water and let it sit 5 minutes. Add the sugar, garlic powder, melted butter, and 1/4 cup oil and mix together. Slowly add in both types of flour flour, using dough hook of stand mixer, or kneading with your hands. Add the salt and knead for 8-10 minutes.

2. Place dough in lightly greased bowl and cover with a cloth; let rest for 30 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 375º. Divide the dough into about 12 pieces (more or less depending on preferred size and quantity).

4. Cut cheese into 3/4 inch square pieces. Place one slice of cheese in center or roll and pinch all sides around it to make sure it is sealed in.

*Thank you to my husband for being my hand model 🙂 )

5. Place rolls, pinched side down, on a greased baking sheet. Lightly brush remaining olive oil on outside of rolls. Bake for 11-15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!

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  • Amy (Savory Moments)

    That’s been our experience with the storm as well. Luckily we are on the outskirts of it…. These cheesy rolls look so yummy. I love melty cheese.

  • Colleen

    Oh man, I am craving a warm roll right now!!! I don’t think there’s much better than melty cheese and warm, delicious bread…..

  • Daisy

    this bread looks insanely good. I was a little nervous for the weather but we were really lucky here.

  • Marialuisa Echeberria

    I´m sorry to hear the bad news about the weather in the states (east coast), I hope things don´t get worse.
    These rolls look really yummy!, so white…perfect.
    Love Marialuisa

  • Mom

    Yum, yum and triple yum. I give my hats off to that outstanding hand model. Using cheddar cheese though, I wondered how many biscuits were found to have the cheese swiped before it got pinched in with your hubby’s tastes 🙂
    There were effects in Chicago with the lake and the wind…amazing how far it impacted states! The weather that makes me most afraid is fog, icy roads, especially “black ice” when it just looks wet, ugh. I am also one of those people when I hear a storm is coming, that I run out to the store (not very calmly) and stock up, fill my tank, and get my candles out, then just stare out the window while your dad gets in his car and makes plans like nothing is going on…sometimes it’s great that opposites attract…it gives a different perspective and helps balance things!! Example: I would shut off the radio and change the channel whenever they were speaking about Sandy and your dad was watching CNN 24/7. What we do have in common though: the sigh of relief knowing you two were safe 🙂

  • Jolene (

    Bad weather doesn’t make me too nervous, but mostly because we don’t get that much bad weather (besides a lot of snow and sometimes strong winds). Those buns look fabulous – I love anything cheeeeesy (well except pick-up lines, lol)!

  • Cookie Sleuth

    These rolls look so homey! I’m glad you are OK from the Hurricane.

  • Bianca Garcia

    I am lucky that I wasn’t too affected by Sandy, but yes, bad weather makes me nervous too.

    PS – I love Cabot creamery cheese!

  • Singerinkitchen

    Oh my. I want these with a hot something soup or just dipped in marinara.

  • Zomppa

    Wow!! That is a wonderful surprise in these warm lovely rolls! Warmth is what we all need right now.

  • Kristen RD

    These look fabulous!!! I look for ways to use cheese in recipes way too often…I just love it! This looks amazing!

  • yummychunklet

    What perfectly round rolls!

  • Emily

    These look delicious!! I love how melty the cheese gets in the center 🙂

  • DeliciousDish

    Just pinned these. They look amazing!

  • camille

    Mmm… cheese bread. And I’ve tried the Cabot light cheeses too – I expected that it would be disappointing, because diet cheese is usually pretty bad. But it tasted just like regular cheese!

  • Kari

    Wow – these look so professional! I’m very impressed 🙂

  • Colleen

    I love Cabot cheeses, so I can only imagine how good they would be stuffed inside freshly baked bread!

  • The Squishy Monster

    Bad weather makes me nervous for the fact that when you get to the grocery store, everything is gone which makes me sad. I love this idea and what a great surprise to find in the middle!

  • Urvashi Agarwal

    The cheesy bread roll must be made in heaven 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  • managedmacros

    I wish I was more of a baker b/c these look so amazing! I have yet to try carob cheese but will look for it next time in the grocery and think of you! 🙂 I am nestled in the center of the US, cozy in the heartland and unaffected by the storm but my thoughts are going to you and all those affected. Happy baking!

  • Singerinkitchen

    I believe I am going to make these tonight, if I have anything to do with this… LOL

    • Simply Life

      Oh GOOD! I hope you like them!!!

    • Singerinkitchen

      So you say 1/5 cup whole wheat flour. Does this mean 1.5 cups and it was a typo?

      • Simply Life

        YES!!! I’m changing it now- thanks so much for letting me know!!

  • candacekaru

    These Cheesy Bread Rolls look amazing. I can’t wait to share them with our Cabot Facebook fans! Thanks for supporting our farm family owners.

  • meri

    mmmm bread and cheese- so simple, but never gets old, does it 😉

  • Kiran @

    I wish my husband would willingly be my hand model 😉

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