Breakfast Kolaches


Breakfast kolaches are great when you need a portable breakfast. My family created this recipe that uses a bread machine to prepare the dough. The filling can be made with a variety of things — we like to use sausage, cheese, and hash browns. I fill the kolaches the night before and keep them in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, I bring the kolaches to room temperature while the oven is preheating and then cook them for a quick, hot breakfast.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
36 kolaches



  • 1 cup warm milk

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3 cups bread flour

  • ½ tablespoon salt

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 3 teaspoons bread machine yeast


  • 18 2-inch sausages, cut in half

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes

  • 9 slices Cheddar cheese, each cut into 4 squares


  1. Make the dough: Place milk, egg, egg yolk, butter, flour, salt, sugar, and yeast into a bread machine in the order listed, or follow the order recommended by your manufacturer if different. Run the Dough cycle, about 1 1/2 hours.

  2. When the cycle is finished, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

  3. Punch down dough on a lightly floured surface and divide into 36 pieces. Roll pieces into balls. Arrange balls in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Allow balls to rise, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Flatten balls, and make a depression in the center of each. Fill each with 1 piece sausage, about 1 tablespoon potatoes, and 1 square Cheddar.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 15 to 18 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
14g Fat
9g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 544mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 218mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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