Soft Bread Machine Cheese Rolls

Get ready to satisfy your taste buds with these irresistibly delicious soft bread machine cheese rolls! They only take 10 minutes of hands-on time to shape, and that’s it!

These rolls are the ultimate indulgence for cheese lovers, with the perfect blend of fluffy bread and gooey cheese.

The bread is soft and pillowy, while the cheese is melted to perfection, creating a mouth-watering combination that will leave you craving more. You can enjoy them as a sandwich or as a side dish with butter.

If you want to learn how to make more bread products, try my dinner rolls or easy bread recipe.

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Why These Cheese Rolls Are a Must-Try

  • Let’s be real…is there anything better than bread and cheese? The combination is classic, comforting, and just plain delicious.
  • These cheese rolls are soft, fluffy, and packed with cheesy goodness, making them perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a snack.
  • Using a bread machine means enjoying homemade bread with minimal effort. It’s a win-win!

Ingredients for Bread Machine Cheese Rolls

Bread Yeast – Activates the dough, essential for achieving that perfect rise and the soft, fluffy texture of the rolls. Ensure it’s fresh for the best results.
Sugar – A sprinkle of sugar sweetens the dough and helps feed the yeast, ensuring your rolls rise beautifully.
Warm Water – Its warmth wakes the yeast, setting the stage for a well-risen dough. It should be warm, not hot.
Plain Unsweetened Yogurt – Adds a slight tang and extra softness to the rolls.
Oil – I use olive oil or melted butter.
Salt – Bread without salt is bland!
Bread Flour – High in protein, bread flour forms the strong gluten network necessary for chewy yet soft rolls.
Egg – Adds colour to the rolls, contributing to their golden crust. You can substitute this for milk.
Cheddar Cheese – The star of these rolls, providing a sharp, tangy flavour that melts into the rolls, making them irresistibly cheesy and delicious.

Close up of a long soft bread machine cheese roll

Let’s Make Cheese Rolls!

1. Combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast in your bread machine. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until frothy. This step is crucial for activating the yeast.

2. Add the yogurt, oil, salt, and flour to the yeast mixture. Start the bread machine on the dough setting and let it run. Check that the dough is not too dry or wet about 5 minutes after the machine starts. The dough should be smooth and elastic.

3. When the dough cycle is complete, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 8 even portions (it’s best to divide it in half, then thirds, etc) and shape them into logs.

To make oval-shaped rolls, gently pull down the dough from the bottom to smooth the top. Pinch the ends of the dough so there are no visible lines on the top.

4. Place the shaped rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover them with a clean kitchen towel, and let them rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

5. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Brush the rolls with an egg wash and sprinkle the tops with cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and delicious.

Tips for Perfect Cheese Rolls Every Time

  • Yeast Temperature: Make sure your water is warm but not hot. Too hot, and you’ll kill the yeast; too cold, and it won’t activate. I like to use bread yeast like Edmonds Surebake in New Zealand. You can use something like Fleischmann’s if you are in America.
  • Cheese Choices: Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese. Try Cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella, or a blend of cheeses.
  • Dough Consistency: If your dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. If it’s too dry, add a bit of water. The dough should be soft and slightly tacky but not sticky.
Baked soft cheesy rolls fresh from the oven

FAQ: Soft Bread Machine Cheese Rolls

Can I use different types of cheese in the rolls?

Yes, feel free to experiment with different kinds of cheese to customise the flavour of your rolls. Cheddar, mozzarella, or even a mix of cheeses can work well.

How do I store leftover cheese rolls?

To keep your cheese rolls fresh, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. For longer storage, freeze them in a resealable bag and reheat them in the oven when ready to eat.

Can I make the dough ahead of time and bake it later?

Absolutely! You can prepare the dough for the cheese rolls, shape them, and refrigerate them overnight. When you’re ready to bake, let the rolls come to room temperature and then bake as usual.

What can I serve with these delicious cheese rolls?

These soft bread machine cheese rolls pair well with soups and salads or can be enjoyed as a tasty snack. Try serving them with garlic butter for extra flavour. We used to buy buns with a similar style from our local supermarket. However, the price has increased so much that I decided to recreate them at home for a cheaper alternative. And I’m happy that my family thinks my homemade buns taste better. Yay!

How can I make these rolls more savoury?

To enhance the savoury flavour of your cheese rolls, consider adding ingredients like crispy bacon bits, chopped herbs, or a sprinkle of garlic powder on top of the dough before baking.

I can’t wait for you to try these easy soft bread machine cheese rolls. They’re sure to become a favourite in your home, just like mine.

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Yield: 8 Rolls

Soft Bread Machine Cheese Rolls

Soft Bread Machine Cheese Rolls

Get ready to satisfy your taste buds with these irresistibly delicious soft bread machine cheese rolls! These rolls are the ultimate indulgence for cheese lovers, with the perfect blend of fluffy bread and gooey cheese. The bread is soft and pillowy, while the cheese is melted to perfection, creating a mouth-watering combination that will leave you craving more. You can enjoy them as a sandwich or as a side dish with butter.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp bread yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup plain, unsweetened yogurt
  • 2 tbsp oil or melted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups high grade flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast in your bread machine. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until frothy. This step is crucial for activating the yeast.
  2. Add the yogurt, oil, salt, and flour to the yeast mixture. Start the bread machine on the dough setting and let it run. Check that the dough is not too dry or too wet about 5 minutes after the machine has started. The dough should be smooth and elastic.
  3. When the dough cycle is complete, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 8 even portions (it's best to divide it in half, then thirds) and shape them into logs.
  4. To make oval-shaped rolls, gently pull down the dough from the bottom to smooth the top. Pinch the ends of the dough so there are no visible lines on the top.
  5. Place the shaped rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover them with a clean kitchen towel, and let them rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  6. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Brush the rolls with an egg wash and sprinkle the tops with cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and delicious.

Notes

  • Yeast Temperature: Make sure your water is warm but not hot. Too hot, and you'll kill the yeast; too cold, and it won't activate. I like to use bread yeast like Edmonds Surebake in New Zealand. You can use something like Fleischmann's if you are in America.
  • Cheese Choices: Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese. Try Cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella, or a blend of cheeses.
  • Dough Consistency: If your dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. If it's too dry, add a bit of water. The dough should be soft and slightly tacky but not sticky.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    8

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 421mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

    Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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