3 super easy cheese rolls recipes

Pile of white bread cheese rolls on a platter

When it comes to Kiwi classics, cheese rolls are right up there with your pavlova and fairy bread. We've compiled our 3 favourite filling ideas for you to try. Tell us which one you like best or what other combos you recommend!

Cheesy cheese rolls

Pile of white bread cheese rolls on a platter
When you crave cheese, what could be better than these cheesy cheese rolls? Quick and easy, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. Make sure to prepare extra, they will go fast!

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetiser, Snack
Cuisine New Zealand
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 ½ cups tasty cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 loaf fresh bread sandwich sliced, crusts removed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven at 180C.
  • Put all the filling ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • Stir over medium heat until mixture begins to simmer. Remove from heat when boiling.
  • Cool slightly then spread over white bread, roll up, then bake in a medium oven for 10-15 minutes.

Notes

Fresh tip: Make the mixture in advance, cool and store in small jars in fridge to make cheese rolls all week!
Keyword kid friendly, popular recipes, vegetarian
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Onion soup mix cheese rolls

Pile of white bread cheese rolls on a platter
If you grew up in New Zealand, chances are you've eaten your faire share of cheese rolls... Here's our take on the cheese roll using onion soup mix for something extra Kiwi.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetiser, Snack
Cuisine New Zealand
Servings 6 peopla

Ingredients
 
 

  • 32 g or 1 packet of onion soup mix
  • 400 g or 1 tin of evaporated milk
  • 500 g grated tasty cheese
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 1 loaf fresh white bread crusts removed
  • ¼ tsp salt or more to taste
  • ¼ tsp pepper or more to taste
  • 50 g butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Put soup mix and evaporated milk in a saucepan.
  • Add grated cheese and mustard powder and heat slowly to a simmer, stirring until thick and smooth.
  • Allow mixture to cool slightly and then spread over the slices of bread.
  • Roll up then place on a lined baking tray. Brush with melted butter.
  • Bake at 180 oven for 10-15 minutes and serve hot.

Notes

Fresh Tips:
  1. You can prepare the filling in advance, cool it and store in a jar in the fridge. Use it within a week.
  2. These soup mix cheese rolls are a perfect after school snack and best of all, the kids can help make them too!
Keyword kid friendly, popular recipes, vegetarian
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Chopped onion cheese rolls

Pile of white bread cheese rolls on a platter
Did you know that cheese and onions are a match made in heaven? If you don't believe use, try these chopped onion cheese rolls. The onions add the perfect touch of sweetness to balance the richness of the cheese and a touch of crunch.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetiser, Snack
Cuisine New Zealand
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup full fat milk
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup tasty cheese grated
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 loaf fresh bread sandwich sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven at 180C.
  • Add the onion to the milk in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer.
  • Mix the corn flour with a little milk until it forms a smooth cream. Add to the pot.
  • Add butter and stir in cheese till it melts. Season. Remove from the heat.
  • Spread over your white bread, roll up, then bake in a medium oven for 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Notes

Fresh tip: If you have a busy week ahead, prepare the filling mixture on the weekend, cool it down and pop it in the fridge so you can whip up this easy snack any day of the week.
Keyword kid friendly, popular recipes, vegetarian
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

What are Cheese Rolls? We like to call them Southland Sushi. A cheese roll is a thin slice of white bread sprinkled with grated cheese and a little onion, rolled up and grilled – that’s the classic Kiwi snack that has been found in cafés from Southland to Marlborough for decades.

Top Fresh tips:

  • Leave the crusts if you prefer.
  • You can freeze these – free flow – then pull them out as needed and grill. No need to thaw, as they come out soft and crunchy after grilling, and so easy as a quick snack or at supper.
  • To give your kids an extra nutrition boost, make these Cheese Rolls using a nice wheat or grain option.

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