Homemade Cheese Buns

Homemade Cheese Buns

What do you get when you mix bread, cheese, Hunger Games, cheese, and cheese?
Say it with me: Stuffed Cheese Buns. And guess what, they’re really quick and easy to make. And they have cheese.

Recipe from: Heather Christo

Homemade Cheese Buns

Summary: makes 16 buns

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)
Cooking time: 12 minute(s)


  • 1 cup hot water (110-115 degrees)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • ½ cup mini mozzarella balls
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (I used jack and cheddar)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and prepare a sheet pan with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. 2. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook combine the hot water, sugar and yeast. Let sit and rise until puffy, about 10 minutes.
  3. 3. Add the garlic powder, salt and olive oil and begin mixing on low. Add the flour 1 cup at a time and mix until you have a smooth soft dough, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4. Remove the dough hook and pat the dough into a ball. Lightly grease a bowl and place the dough in it, cover with a dishtowel and set in a warm place until the dough doubles, about an hour.
  5. 5. Divide the dough into 16 even pieces.
  6. 6. Pull each little piece of dough apart and stuff with a few little balls of fresh mozzarella, and then crease closed in a ball.
  7. 7. Place the buns on the prepared sheet pan, and brush generously with melted butter (there will be some left over, set it aside.)
  8. 8. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of each bun.
  9. 9. Bake the buns for about 12 minutes, until pale golden on top.
  10. 10. When the buns come out, brush them with the remaining melted butter and serve hot!
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