Home · Recipes Baked Ham and Swiss Rolls Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Nov 9, 2018Updated: Oct 16, 2023 View Recipe6 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Baked ham and Swiss rolls soaked with an umami rich sauce and topped with everything seasoning mix. Perfect for weekends, Sunday brunches, and special occasions like birthday breakfast and Mother’s Day. These savory ham and cheese bread roll ups are such a delicious comforting treat. Use your choice of ham and favorite cheese to make this recipe truly your own. Ham and Cheese Roll Ups There are a ton of cinnamon roll variations on this site: birthday funfetti rolls, cookies and cream rolls, and coconut jam cinnamon rolls. There are also quite a few savory rolls including these cheddar scallion rolls and “French Onion Soup” caramelized onion gruyere rolls. Expanding my savory stuffed bread recipe collection, I introduce you to these heavenly baked ham and Swiss rolls. These bread rolls are hearty and cheesy with just a hint of sweetness. How to Assemble Stuffed Bread Roll Make dough. Roll dough out to a 20×14-inch rectangle. Arrange Swiss cheese slices over dough. (TIP: Slicing the cheese into smaller portions makes rolling the dough easier.) Arrange Canadian bacon slices over cheese. For best results, slice ham in half and shingle across the cheese. (This helps to make rolling the dough easier!) Season ham with freshly ground black pepper. Starting at the long side, roll dough into a tight log. Place log seam-side down on cutting board. Slice into 12 equal portions. Place stuffed bread rolls into baking pan or casserole dish. Canadian Bacon vs Ham Slices This recipe uses packaged Canadian bacon for ham. Canadian bacon has no resembles to American bacon. Canadian bacon is made from pork loin. Whereas, American bacon which comes from pork belly. Sliced deli ham may be used in place of Canadian bacon. Super Umami Sauce There are countless variations of this butter based mustard sauce. The super umami sauce is a mixture of melted butter, dijon mustard, a touch of sugar, and a combination of spices and herbs. The “secret” ingredient that brings the sauce together is worcestershire sauce. This magical sauce adds a ton of umami flavor. Made from anchovy, vinegar, garlic, onion, and tamarind, worcestershire sauce adds that addicting flavor you just can’t pin point. Storage and Leftovers Fresh baked rolls may be left at room temperature for 24 hours. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Reheating Bread Notes To keep the savory bread rolls moist, place a glass of water in the microwave along with the bread roll. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until the bread is hot. Microwaves work by heating the water molecules in food through increased friction. Simply, heating a piece of bread by itself will cause the bread to dry out. The addition of the glass of water helps to keep the bread moist. Alternatively, reheat in a toaster oven. Baked Ham and Swiss Rolls Baked rolls stuffed with Canadian bacon ham and sliced Swiss cheese, topped with garlic mustard sauce. It's soaked with an umami rich sauce and topped with everything seasoning mix. Yield: makes 12 bread rolls Prep Time: 25 minutes minutesCook Time: 35 minutes minutesDough Rest: 1 hour hour 30 minutes minutesTotal Time: 2 hours hours 30 minutes minutes Servings: 12 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe IngredientsDough:1 cup whole milk , heated to 110°F1 Tablespoon active dry yeast * see notes instant yeast1 large egg , room temp4 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons fine sea salt6 Tablespoons unsalted butter , softenedFilling:1 Tablespoon unsalted butter , softened8 oz sliced Swiss cheese6 oz Canadian bacon slicesblack pepper , to seasonSauce:6 Tablespoons unsalted butter2 Tablespoons light brown sugar , packed1 Tablespoon dijon mustard1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce½ teaspoon onion powder¼ teaspoon garlic powder¼ teaspoon freshly ground black peppereverything seasoning mix , for sprinkling Instructions DOUGH: In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine yeast and warm milk. Stir together and let sit for 5-7 minutes to activate yeast. Whisk in egg until combined. In a large bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Attach dough hook attachment to stand mixer. With the mixer running on low speed, add flour mixture about one cup at a time. Once all the flour has beed added, add softened butter one tablespoon at a time. Increase mixer speed to medium and knead until dough is smooth and no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl, about 3 minutes. Transfer dough to a lightly greased large bowl. Cover bowl and let sit at room temperature for 60-75 minutes until dough has doubled in size. Punch down risen dough. Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and roll into a rectangle about 20 x 14-inch.FILLING: Spread softened butter evenly over dough. Arrange sliced Swiss cheese over dough. Top with Canadian bacon slices. Season with freshly ground black pepper.Starting at the long side, roll dough into a tight log. Place log seam side down on cutting board. Slice log into 12 equal portions. Place slices in a greased parchment lined 9×13-inch baking pan or casserole dish. Cover with plastic wrap and let rolls rise for 30-45 minutes at room temperature until the rolls have puffed up and are touching each other.Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F and prepare sauce.SAUCE: In a sauce pot, melt butter and sugar over medium heat. Once melted, add worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Stir to combine. Remove from heat and allow to cool.BAKE: Uncover risen rolls. Drizzle sauce over rolls. Top with everything seasoning mix. Bake for 33-35 minutes until the bread is golden and the internal temperature of rolls registers at least 185°F on an instant read kitchen thermometer. Let rolls sit in pan for 5-8 minutes until running a knife or mini offset spatula to loosen rolls from pan. Serve baked ham and Swiss rolls warm. Notes If using INSTANT YEAST: Mix yeast, milk, egg together in stand mixer. No need to let yeast sit for 5 minutes. Add flour mixture and proceed with original instructions. Dough can be mixed by hand. Use a large bowl and sturdy spatula for mixing. Proceed by kneading dough by hand until dough is smooth and elastic. MAKE AHEAD: Dough can be prepared ahead of time. Follow steps leading up to plastic cut rolls in greased pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill in the fridge overnight. Before baking, allow rolls to sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes til reactive yeast and allow rolls to rise. Bake as directed in instructions. Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: Breakfast, SnackCuisine: AmericanKeyword: savory bread rolls, ham and cheese bread, swiss roll, breakfast rolls Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.