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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.
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Brazilian Ham and Cheese Rolls

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, cheese, ham
Calories: 115kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • Spread the dough with half of the butter, then cut into 6 equal pieces.
  • Using one piece at a time, layer on cheese, ham, a sprinkle of oregano and a sprinkle of black pepper.
  • Fold in the edges and roll up, pressing the seams tightly to seal.
  • Place seam side down on prepared baking sheet, placing them about 2 inches apart.
  • Repeat with remaining dough, butter, ham, and cheese.
  • 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.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake until golden brown, about 15-18 minutes. The cheese may ooze out a little, and that’s okay.
  • Serve warm right after baking, or at room temperature. They’re delicious either way.


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


Calories: 115kcal