Every time I make these Cheesy Breakfast Buns I almost feel like a little kid again. My dad used to make these for my brother and I when we where young. We have tweaked them a bit since than and they are absolutely delicious. Bread, tomatoes, onions, cheese, herbs and spices. You can’t go wrong there can you!
This post contains affiliate links so if you purchase something through my site I can grab a couple of pennies without any extra cost to you.
Come to think of it Sunday Breakfast was always a treat when I still lived with my parents. My dad would make his famous Cheesy Breakfast buns. Or he would fry a steak or make a mixture of tomatoes garlic and onions for us to put on our bread. He would even fry some croquettes regularly. Now keep in mind that at that time the word Brunch did not even exist and we would have breakfast with the family at 11 o’clock in the morning. So nowadays that would qualify as Brunch right! And of course these delicious Cheesy breakfast buns could easily make a wonderful lunch too.
Cheesy breakfast buns
We actually call these cheesy breakfast buns “zondagse broodjes” which is Dutch for Sunday buns ( or rolls of course). Me and my brother named it like that, my dad still thinks it’s silly to call them that. He makes them with slices of bread and calls them toasties. My brother and I have slightly changed my dads recipe. We make it with pre-baked rolls like these Bocadillo Rolls. Also we like to add different kind of cheeses and sometimes even add olives or garlic. So be creative with your toppings you will love it and this just might become a family favorite in your house too!
The flavor combination is awesome!
The flavor combination of these Cheesy Breakfast Buns is really awesome! The spicy flavor of Sambal Manis, the onions and tomatoes, the gooey melted cheese ( or cheeses of course), the smokyness of the paprika powder and the wonderful flavor of the persillade, all on top of freshly baked crispy bread, YUM! So these are the ingredients I use all the time. Sometimes when we fancy a stronger flavor I add some Gorgonzola or Blue Stilton. Fancy Cheesy Breakfast Buns with an Italian twist? Add some pepperoni and a sprinkle of dried oregano. For kids you might want to skip the Sambal Manis although I must say our kids always like it spicy. Now you know I’m Dutch right? So of course I use Gouda Cheese but a sharp cheddar will do too for this recipe and hey if you like mild cheese, go for it!
There are plenty of variations you can throw together. Must admit that the original ones will always be my favorites.
Do you want some more recipes with cheese? Try my Caramelized onion and goat cheese tarte tatin or the best summer salad ever! Love Boursin cheese? You might like my Secret Ingredient Zucchini Soup or my Chicken in Creamy Boursin Sauce!
Cheesy Breakfast Buns
An easy to prepare and delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch treat for you and your family!
- 1 loaf of your favorite pre-baked bread I usually use french bread or chiabatta
- sambal manis to taste
- 8 slices of cheese, or enough grated cheese to cover all your bread I use a matured Gouda
- 3 tomatoes, cut into thin slices
- 1 onion, cut into thin half rings
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- Persillade to taste ( you can also substitute this for dried parsley and some garlic or onion powder
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Cut your loaf of bread in half lengthwise and cut each half in 4 pieces. Spread Sambal on each piece of bread. Be careful if you don't want it too spicy!
Place sliced tomatoes and onion rings on the bread. Cover with the cheese and sprinkle with persillade ( or dried parsley with garlic or onion powder)
Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes and enjoy!