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a bowl of baked Brazilian ham and cheese rolls that are golden brown and wrapped in a blue and white checkered cloth napkin. One of the rolls has been cut in half and you can see the smoked ham and mozzarella cheese inside.
Brazilian Ham and Cheese Rolls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
These recipe for Brazilian Ham and Cheese Rolls use thawed, frozen bread dough, making it very simple to pull these together for a delicious snack or a light lunch.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, cheese, ham
Calories: 115 kcal
  • 1 loaf Frozen Bread Dough thawed
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter softened
  • 4 ounces Mozzarella or Monterey Jack Cheese sliced
  • 12 small slices of Smoked Ham sliced thin
  • 1/2 tsp dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Water
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the dough in half to make it easier to work with, and roll out onto a very lightly floured surface. Your dough should be roughly 10 inches by 12 inches.
  3. Spread the dough with half of the butter, then cut into 6 equal pieces.
  4. Using one piece at a time, layer on cheese, ham, a sprinkle of oregano and a sprinkle of black pepper.
  5. Fold in the edges and roll up, pressing the seams tightly to seal.
  6. Place seam side down on prepared baking sheet, placing them about 2 inches apart.
  7. Repeat with remaining dough, butter, ham, and cheese.
  8. In a small bowl, combine egg with water to create an egg wash. Lightly brush onto rolls, then sprinkle each roll with a little black pepper and kosher salt.
  9. Place in preheated oven and bake until golden brown, about 15-18 minutes. The cheese may ooze out a little, and that’s okay.
  10. Serve warm right after baking, or at room temperature. They’re delicious either way.
Recipe Notes

TIP: The bread dough can be thawed in the refrigerator, covered, overnight.
This recipe makes 12 Rolls.

Nutrition Facts
Brazilian Ham and Cheese Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.