Cheese Rolls


A slightly sweetened dough is rolled around a cheddar and onion filling, then baked until golden brown for these rolls.

Cheese Rolls
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
40 mins
Rise Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 3 ¼ - 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh chives

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine water and yeast; stir until yeast is dissolved. Stir in sugar. Add egg, shortening, 1 cup of the flour, and salt. Beat on low speed of electric mixer until combined. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a greased bowl; turn once. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double (about 1 hour).

  2. Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan. In a medium bowl combine cheese, onion, chives, and garlic salt. Roll dough to a 15x12-inch rectangle. Sprinkle cheese mixture over dough rectangle. Roll up starting from long side. Seal seam. Slice into 9 pieces. Place cut sides down in prepared pan. Cover and let rise 40 minutes or until almost doubled.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until tops are golden. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool about 20 minutes more before serving. Makes 9 rolls.

Frozen bread dough option:

If desired, in place of the yeast bread dough mixture, thaw and let a 1 pound loaf frozen bread dough rise according to package directions. Roll out, fill, slice, let rise, and bake as directed above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
15g Fat
38g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 531mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 191.8mg 15%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 103mg 2%
Folate, total 104.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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