Recipe Box, Hassleback Rolls, 3 Ways

You’ve heard of hassleback potatoes, you know, potatoes that are thinly sliced not quite all the way through and baked with lots of butter and sometimes cheese and other toppings

hassleback potatoes thepaintedapron.com

Well, why not hassleback rolls!

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I like pretzel rolls, but they are heavy and dense so I decided to create some Hassleback rolls

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Cut them in thin slices all the way to the bottom, stopping just short of cutting all the way through

I made 3 versions, Butter & Salt, Italian Pesto, and Chicken Salad

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Butter & Salt has butter between the slices and is topped with a generous sprinkling of Sea Salt

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The Italian Pesto is spread with pesto sauce and filled with ham, salami and Fontina cheese

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Now, you know this is going to be good~

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Bake the rolls for 10-15 minutes at 350.  Bake the roll for the chicken salad plain and fill after baking

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The Butter & Salt roll could be changed up with garlic seasoning, Parmesan, sesame seeds, Everything Seasoning, fresh herbs such as rosemary or chives~

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The slices get a little toasty on the edges and the roll still remains soft down deep inside so you get the best of both worlds~

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Filled with chicken salad, this toasted Chicken Salad Hassleback Roll is pretty hard to resist

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A different presentation can amp up the simplest dish

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Hot out of the oven, the Italian Pesto just winks at you and says, you know you want a bite!

BUTTER & SALT HASSLEBACK ROLLS

Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 6 pretzel rolls [or any hard roll]
  • 12 T butter
  • kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Slice rolls into thin slices without slicing all the way through. Generously butter slices and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes until hot and starting to brown. Makes 6
Keyword bread, dinner roll, hassleback roll, pretzel roll

ITALIAN PESTO HASSLEBACK ROLLS

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 6 pretzel rolls [or any hard roll]
  • 12 slices salami cut in half
  • 12 thin deli slices ham folded in half
  • 6 oz Fontina cheese cut into thin slices
  • 12 T pesto sauce [I use Buitoni pesto from the refrigerated pasta section]

Instructions
 

  • Slice rolls into 8 thin slices without cutting through the bottom of the roll. Spread 2 T of pesto on slices of each roll. Stuff each roll with ham, salami and cheese in alternate slices. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes until hot and melted. Makes 6 rolls.
Keyword hassleback pesto roll, pesto roll, sandwich roll

CHICKEN SALAD HASSLEBACK ROLL

Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 6 pretzel rolls
  • 3 cups fresh chicken salad
  • lettuce leaves for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Slice rolls into thin slices, cutting down but not all the way through, rolls. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until toasted. Spread chicken salad in between each slice and serve rolls on a bed of lettuce leaves. Makes 6
Keyword chicken salad, chicken salad roll, chicken salad sandwich, tea sandwich

You can serve these rolls with a knife and fork, but you can also just pull slices off with your fingers and munch away~

Italian hassleback roll thepaintedapron.com

I used Pretzel Rolls from Costco, but obviously you could adapt these recipes to any style hard roll.

Endless possibilities for creations and masterpieces here!

To see my version of hassleback potatoes, No Hassle Hasslebacks click here

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Comments
12 Responses to “Recipe Box, Hassleback Rolls, 3 Ways”
  1. Mary says:

    Oh your Italian pesto version is calling my name this morning Jenna! What a great way to serve up a little sandwich for a picnic or lunch! I wish I had a Costco nearby for LOTS of things, the closest one is an hour drive and well off my beaten path.

  2. lulu says:

    I’m not familiar with the term hasselback, but I sure like the way those rolls look, especially the chicken salad. BTW, do you ever get it at Costco? It’s quite good and easily doctored up.

  3. Love the pretzel roll idea into a sandwich! Your variations sound and look delicious! ~Karen

  4. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    I’ll have the Italian Pesto one please! A fun presentation:@)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Your recipe looks fabulous. Would be honored if you would stop by and share at Foodie Fridays this week. The party starts on Thursday 9 pm EST. Hope to see you there. (coming from Treasure Box Tuesday)
    Blessings,
    Shari

  6. Your recipe looks fabulous. Would be honored if you would stop by and share at Foodie Fridays this week. The party starts on Thursday 9 pm EST. Hope to see you there. (coming from Treasure Box Tuesday)
    Blessings,
    Shari

  7. chinamom3078 says:

    Should not look at post like this one when I am hungry! Yum. Thinking not just for a meal but an after school snack for hungry teens! Have a good day.

  8. Miz Helen says:

    What a nice collection of Hassleback Rolls, perfect for the season! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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