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ham and cheese bread roll-ups on a white serving plate
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Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls

Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls are a fun, tasty treat kids and adults alike will love.  They're delicious as snacks or appetizers and perfect for feeding a crowd!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 242kcal


  • 12 slices white bread
  • ¼ cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 12 slices ham
  • 4 ounces melting cheese (Eden or Velveeta), cut into ¼-inch x 3-inch strips
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • canola oil


  • With a knife, trim edges of the bread and with a rolling pin, flatten until very thin.
  • Spread a thin layer of jam on the top side of the bread slice.

  • Arrange a piece of ham over the jam and place cheese strip at the edge of the bread.
  • Roll bread into a log to enclose filling and press lightly on seams to completely seal. Secure with toothpicks, if needed, and remove when ready to dredge in bread crumbs.
  • Repeat with remaining bread slices.
  • In a bowl, combine eggs and milk and whisk together until well beaten. In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and Italian seasoning.
  • Dip bread rolls in egg mixture and roll in bread mixture, patting down crumbs to fully coat.
  • In a wide, thick-bottomed pan over medium heat, heat about 2-inches deep of oil. Carefully place breaded rolls seam side down and fry, turning on sides as needed, until golden and crunchy.
  • Remove from pan and drain on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Serve hot.


To help the breading stick and keep the cheese from leaking out during frying, arrange breaded rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for a few minutes.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 719mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 141IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 2mg