If you're looking for comfort food, this is it. This is such a versatile recipe that you can add in whatever you like to suit your tastes. It is great for a quick snack or serve with tomato soup and a glass of milk and you have a delicious, filling meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Flatten bread slices on a work surface using a rolling pin.

  • Mix cream cheese, chives, onion, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Spread a thick layer of cream cheese mixture on 1 side of each piece of bread. Place 1 slice provolone cheese over cream cheese layer. Roll bread around cheese filling and secure each roll with a toothpick.

  • Brush each cheese roll with butter and place, seam-side down, on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes; flip rolls and continue baking until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes more. Remove toothpicks and cut each roll in half.

Cook's Note:

Add steamed asparagus, deli meat, or your own favorite add-in, prior to rolling and baking, for a more hearty appetizer.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 11g 22% DV; carbohydrates 14.1g 5% DV; fat 25.4g 39% DV; cholesterol 68.6mg 23% DV; sodium 550.4mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2019
The first time I made it I made it as directed but folded in half instead of trying to roll, stuck a toothpick in diagonally at the edges, was easy to flip and worked great. The 2’nd time I made it as a sandwich with 2 pieces of bread, but sliced it into thirds before baking, pieces touching. It was easy to flip all 3 pieces at the same time. The flavor combination was delicious and my hubby wanted 2 more helpings after the first one! For those who enjoy lots of cheese filling then it’s perfect. I’ll be pleased with 1/2 the cheese. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2014
Hmmm not sure how to rate this...I used wheat bread and did some w/ the provolone and some w/ American cheese (for my girls). They were good and the girls loved them but they were more work than they were worth IMO. The cheese was too big for the bread so that had to be trimmed then when you tried to roll it the bread would tear or the cream cheese would come out of the end I did not use a thick layer of cream cheese as the submitter suggested in the instructions). Also once you put the toothpicks in you couldn't put them seam side down b/c of the toothpick sticking through there to hold the seam closed. This was a great idea but it was just too much of a hassle for me...It would've been easier to just make a grilled cheese (still using the cream cheese mixture ans cheese b/c it was tasty) and cut it into sticks or whatever. Again this is just my opinion and someone else may have better luck w/ them. I'm glad I tried these just wish they would've worked the way I was thinking that they would. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2014
Hmmm not sure how to rate this...I used wheat bread and did some w/ the provolone and some w/ American cheese (for my girls). They were good and the girls loved them but they were more work than they were worth IMO. The cheese was too big for the bread so that had to be trimmed then when you tried to roll it the bread would tear or the cream cheese would come out of the end I did not use a thick layer of cream cheese as the submitter suggested in the instructions). Also once you put the toothpicks in you couldn't put them seam side down b/c of the toothpick sticking through there to hold the seam closed. This was a great idea but it was just too much of a hassle for me...It would've been easier to just make a grilled cheese (still using the cream cheese mixture ans cheese b/c it was tasty) and cut it into sticks or whatever. Again this is just my opinion and someone else may have better luck w/ them. I'm glad I tried these just wish they would've worked the way I was thinking that they would. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2016
A lot of work for a small outcome. I used white bread and it ripped. I also used way to much onion(which is my fault so I'm not rating it on that). If you don't mind a lot of work and don't add too much onion then it is the recipie for you! Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2015
Love this. Tastes so good it's unbelievable. It didn't stay in a roll shape while I was cooking it and it was difficult to flip over while I was baking it because the cheese melted everywhere. But once I got it out of the oven it seemed to stiffen back up. Very good addition to a healthy meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2019
The first time I made it I made it as directed but folded in half instead of trying to roll, stuck a toothpick in diagonally at the edges, was easy to flip and worked great. The 2’nd time I made it as a sandwich with 2 pieces of bread, but sliced it into thirds before baking, pieces touching. It was easy to flip all 3 pieces at the same time. The flavor combination was delicious and my hubby wanted 2 more helpings after the first one! For those who enjoy lots of cheese filling then it’s perfect. I’ll be pleased with 1/2 the cheese. Read More