Quick and Easy Side Dish: Cheese & Ham Garlic Bread Roll Ups

Yum! Cheese & Ham Garlic Bread Roll Ups. Crispy and golden on the outside, cheesy within.

Almost everybody likes garlic bread. Almost everybody has slices of bread they’d like to use before they go stale. All you need is some ham, cheese and garlic butter and you can create a side dish that goes well with anything you’d normally like garlic bread with. Come to think of it, it’s probably easier to think about dishes you wouldn’t eat garlic bread with. It almost goes with anything.

Dip them in soup, serve them with stew, have them on your next pizza night in place of the traditional garlic bread loaf. You could even serve them as a party snack… the possibilities are endless my friends.

6 ingredients guys! That’s it. 6 very common ingredients that most people keep in their fridge and pantry.

Cheese & Ham Garlic Bread Roll Ups


  1. Bread (preferably soft, square or rectangular) – I used white but go ahead and use brown if you like. I did 5 slices for 2 people but if you want more just play with the quantities.
  2. Grated cheese – any type you like but something with a mozzarella blend will give you that nice stretch when you bite into them.
  3. Ham – I sliced some sticks of a large piece but whatever ham you have will work. You can leave this out if you prefer it meat-free.
  4. Butter – (just melted, 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave) I used about 25g for 5 slices but you’ll need more if your making extras.
  5. Minced Garlic – 1 to 2 teaspoons or 2 cloves if you would like to crush your own.
  6. Parsley – chopped
Cut the crusts off the bread slices. Grab your rolling pin and roll them out as flat as you can make them.
Add a stick of ham to the very end of the bread, then put a thin layer of grated cheese over the rolled bread. Roll them up, as tight as possible, starting from the ham end. So the ham ends up in the middle of the roll up.
Melt the butter quickly in the microwave. Add garlic and some fresh chopped parsley, give a quick stir to combine. Carefully dip/coat each roll up in the butter mixture. Place on a prepared baking tray, end side down (so they don’t unravel in the oven). When they’re all done, I like to brush them with any of the butter mixture that might be left over and crack a little salt over the top of each one. I normally use baking paper on my trays, these aren’t likely to stick too much but it just saves on the clean up.

Place your roll ups into a 200 degree C* oven for 10 to 15 minutes. When they’re golden and the cheese is melted, they are ready to serve.

WINNER, WINNER, cheesy, garlic rolls with dinner! Impress your family or your dinner guests with this one.

Author: benandleahscamper

I'm a freelance writer and blogger who loves to travel with my husband, Ben. We normally choose our off road camper for adventures but sometimes we'll take a different path. I am also a veterinary nurse. I am also available for content and copywriting jobs.

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