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8 grilled cheese roll ups in a small tin on wooden board

Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

These Grilled Cheese Roll Ups are super easy, totally cheesy and darn-right delicious!
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Course: lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 8 roll ups
Calories per serving: 157kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: 50p / 50c


  • Bread Knife & Chopping Board
  • Small Pot & Brush (for melted butter)
  • Non-Stick Pan & Tongs
  • Rolling Pin
  • Fine Cheese Grater


  • 8 thick slices of Soft White Bread (see notes)
  • 1.5 cups / 150g finely grated Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp Butter, melted (or as needed)


  • One by one, slice the crusts off of each slice of bread, then use a rolling pin to flatten. Add a pinch of cheese to each slice, making sure you leave a small strip at the end to brush with butter.
  • Tightly but carefully roll up each slice to the end, brush with butter, then roll shut and place seam-side-down. Brush all over with butter.
  • Add roll ups to a dry pan seam-side-down over low-medium heat and fry until golden all over with the cheese starting to leak out. Use your tongs to frequently turn them. You may need to do this in two batches depending on the size of your pan.

Quick Demo


a) Bread - Really important to use soft white sandwich bread. Don't use firm bread (like Sourdough) or they won't roll properly. I also recommend staying clear of seeded bread for the same reason. 
b) Cheese - I use a classic Cheddar here, but Monterey Jack, Gruyere or shredded Mozzarella would all work great. You can sub the grated cheese with cheese slices, but only if they're very thin.
c) Variations - I've added Marmite before which worked well, as does a slice of crispy bacon. Thin ham or prosciutto would also work well, as would a thin layer of pesto!
d) Serving - I always serve these as soup dunkers with Tomato Soup! These also work nicely with a fry up to mop up some runny egg yolk.
e) Calories - per roll up:
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Cheese Roll Ups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.76g15%
Saturated Fat 5.444g34%
Trans Fat 0.255g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.696g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.463g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 250mg11%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 10.17g3%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 1.19g1%
Protein 6.98g14%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Calcium 173mg17%
Iron 0.79mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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