Sausage and Cheese Kolache

Amanda Coers From thecoersfamily Wed, Feb 26 2014

Quick and Easy sausage and cheese Kolache made with Rhodes bread rolls

What do you think of when you think of Texas? Cowboys, rolling tumbleweeds, boots and spurs. You might want to start thinking of Czechoslovakia and delicious pastries filled with fruit jams or savory sausages. During the mid-1800s immigrants from Central Europe settled in the hills and prairies of central and south-central Texas and they brought their goodies with them. Czech foods are a big part of Texas culture. Kolache (also spelled kolace, kolach, kolachy or kolacky) are traditionally sweet. Czech settlers began filling their pastries with sausage, cheese - and the occasional jalapeño - after they immigrated to Texas. This variation is actually known as "klobasniky" but around these parts we still call them kolache. When I was growing up my aunt Katharine made amazing peach kolache. And for some weird reason I could never pronounce kolache and always ended up saying "conchiltos"... which isn't even a real word. Luckily she knew what I was talking about. Now that I'm a big girl, I like to make conchilitos - I mean, kolache - for myself. Using Rhodes frozen  bread and rolls helps me save time in the kitchen. I'm Texan all the way, so I like my kolache on the savory side with sausage and cheese. You can also add some diced fresh jalapeño for a real kick in your kisser.

 

Sausage and Cheese Kolache

Ingredients:

  • 10 Rhodes frozen dinner rolls, thawed but still cool
  • 10 fully-cooked breakfast sausages
  • 5 slices American cheese, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted

Quick and Easy sausage and cheese Kolache made with Rhodes bread rolls

 


Set out 10 frozen Rhodes bread rolls in a pan to thaw. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap to keep moist. Allow rolls to thaw for 2-3 hours before assembling kolache.  Prepare a 9x13 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Flatten each thawed bread roll in the palm of your hand, like a tiny tortilla.

sausage and cheese Kolache

 

 

Place cheese and then sausage onto flattened bread roll.

sausage and cheese Kolache

 

 

Fold the ends of the bread roll over the sausage and begin to roll the dough over the filling to cover completely.

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Be sure to pinch the ends of the bread roll to seal. This keeps the cheese from oozing out too much during baking. 

sausage and cheese Kolache

 

 

Place kolache seam-side down into prepared pan. Repeat until all ten kolache are completed. 

sausage and cheese Kolache

 

 

Next, brush kolache with melted butter. And don't be shy about it. We're not going for that whole "less is more" deal right now. We want to slather our cute little kolache in butter. 

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Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

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Try to have some semblance of self control and allow the kolache to cool for a few minutes before enjoying. It's going to be difficult, because these smell absolutely amazing.

sausage and cheese Kolache

 

Sausage And Cheese Kolache

Servings: 10 Skills: Beginning Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time) Bake Time: 20 min

5.0 / 5  (1 vote, 1 review )

Ingredients

  1. 10 Rhodes frozen dinner rolls, thawed but still cool

  2. 10 fully-cooked breakfast sausages

  3. 5 slices American cheese, cut into quarters

  4. 1/2 stick butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Set out 10 frozen Rhodes bread rolls in a pan to thaw.

  2. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap to keep moist.

  3. Allow rolls to thaw for 2-3 hours before assembling kolache.

  4. Prepare a 9x13 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  5. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

  6. Flatten each thawed bread roll in the palm of your hand, like a tiny tortilla.

  7. Place cheese and then sausage onto flattened bread roll.

  8. Fold the ends of the bread roll over the sausage and begin to roll the dough over the filling to cover completely.

  9. Be sure to pinch the ends of the bread roll to seal.

  10. This keeps the cheese from oozing out too much during baking.

  11. Place kolache seam-side down into prepared pan.

  12. Repeat until all ten kolache are completed.

  13. Next, brush kolache with melted butter.

  14. And don't be shy about it.

  15. We're not going for that whole "less is more" deal right now.

  16. We want to slather our cute little kolache in butter.

  17. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Amanda Coers

I'm the proud mom of seven children. My wonderful husband and I live in Texas with our rowdy crew and the world's laziest labrador. I love to cook for my family and I'm happy to share our favorite recipes with y'all.


Posted in Amandac, Main Dish

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1 Comment

Joanne said on Feb 27, 2014 Reply
Hi Amanda- These look so delicious, and I like that this is an easy to follow recipe. My boys will enjoy these rolls. Thanks!

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