Super Easy Cheese Buns You Can Make With Your Kids

Why read: This cheese buns recipe is super easy to make. Your kids will love taking part in helping you and of course, eating them afterward!

For your easy shopping, this post contains affiliate links. If you click highlighted links or pictures and make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you.


Pin for later 

Now that we’re all stuck at home in this wild time of coronavirus pandemic, aren’t you spending more time cooking, baking, experimenting in the kitchen?

And because our kids are always around, the best way is to have them as your little helpers while cooking.

I have an easy cheese buns recipe for you that you’ll enjoy preparing with your kids. Even if you haven’t baked a thing in your entire life, you can make this, trust me!

Let’s admit kids LOVE dough! 

And when the result of some play with dough is a delicious mouth-watering snack – even better!

Child rolling out dough for cheese buns

Cheese buns or cheese bread or cheese pastry – whatever the name- is one of my favorite things on Earth. We Armenians call them Khachapuri.

Khachapuri is actually a signature dish of Georgians, but Armenians also love it and often make. There are many different types and recipes of Georgian Khachapuri (cheese bun) but as a busy mom, I always go with the one that’s easy to make.

In fact, I adopted it to my making so much that I’m sure if a Georgian chef looked at my recipe they’d cringe. But it certainly is the easiest way that requires only 4 ingredients.

And no, I don’t make the dough from scratch. Remember, this is the easy cheese bun recipe. 

So for my super easy cheese buns, you’ll need store-bought puff pastry – if you can make your own from scratch, by all means, go ahead – 2 types of cheese and egg yolk.

4 ingredients needed for puff pastry cheese buns

That’s it!

The recipe is so simple, your older kids can make it! My 4-year-old son always takes part in helping me.

These cheese buns are great for breakfast, lunch, snacking, would go perfectly into your kid’s lunch box (eventually, our kids will be back to school!).

Cheese buns stay delicious on the second and third days. Just put them in the microwave or enjoy cold.

What You’ll Need for Your Cheese Buns

As I mentioned above, you need only 4 ingredients:

  • Store-bought puff pastry
  • Feta cheese 
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Egg yolk

I tried all kinds of different store-bought puff pastry and the one I like the most is Pepperidge Farm’s 2 sheets frozen puff pastry (red color). Walmart and Safeway carry them. Or if you bake a lot, you can order this 12 sheet pack from Amazon, put in your freezer and have it handy whenever you crave for some cheese buns.

As for feta, you can either get feta crumbles. Or the whole piece of feta cheese and break it up into small crumbles with a fork.

How To Make Super Easy Cheese Buns

First, the night before take your frozen puff pastry out of the freezer and transfer to the fridge. Let it thaw overnight. If you forgot, no worries. Just take it out 2 hours before baking. It thaws quite quickly.

Mix the two types of cheese in a bowl. That’s the part your kid can help you with. My boy loves breaking the whole feta piece into crumbles with a fork and then mixing it with the shredded mozzarella.

A bowl of cheese for the cheese buns recipe


Take one of the puff pastry sheets out of the packaging. Spread it open on the table. Give your child a rolling pin and let him roll out the dough from all sides. Not much rolling out is needed. Just enough to make it a bit thinner.

Dough for cheese buns

Then cut the sheet into 6 equal squares. Now your child can help with putting the cheese mixture onto each square. You can also add a small piece of butter to each square to make them more buttery.
 

Puff pastry cut into 6 squares for cheese buns

After all the squares are stuffed, grab 2 opposite corners and bring them together to the center. Repeat the same with the other two. Now pinch the edges tightly together making a cute looking square. Alternatively, you can make a triangle shape by just bringing 2 of the 4 corners together and pinching the edges together
.
Cheese buns stuffed with cheese

Preheat the oven to 375°F / 190°C.

Place the cheese buns on a baking sheet with the pinched side up. You can use a parchment-lined baking sheet although that’s not necessary, as the buns won’t stick.

Have your child brush each bun with egg yolk.

Cheese buns


Bake for 15-25 minutes or until the buns are golden brown.

The smell will make everyone drool, trust me! Your kids and the whole family will love these cheese buns. And they are perfect to sneak in some calcium into your kids’ diet.

They taste the most delicious when are right out of the oven. Enjoy!

Cheese buns recipe

 

How To Make Super Easy Cheese Buns
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Super easy to make cheese buns that require only 4 ingredients.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Armenian
Keyword: Cheese buns
Servings: 4
Calories: 90 kcal
Author: Tamara
Ingredients
  • 1 Store-bought frozen puff pastry
  • 1 10 oz pack Feta cheese
  • 1 16 oz bag Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Egg yok
Instructions
  1. The night before take your frozen puff pastry out of the freezer and transfer to the fridge. Let it thaw overnight.

  2. Mix the two types of cheese in a bowl. If your feta isn't crumbled break it into small pieces with a fork.

  3. Take one of the puff pastry sheets out of the packaging. Spread it open on the table. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin from all sides. Not much rolling out is needed. Just enough to make it a bit thinner.

  4. Then cut the sheet into 6 equal squares. Put the cheese mixture onto each square.

  5. After all the squares are stuffed, grab 2 opposite corners and bring them together to the center. Repeat the same with the other two. Now pinch the edges tightly together making a cute looking square.

  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F / 190°C.
  7. Place the cheese buns on a baking sheet with the pinched side up. You can use a parchment-lined baking sheet although that's not necessary, as the buns won't stick.
  8. Brush each bun with egg yolk.

  9. Bake for 15-25 minutes or until the buns are golden brown.
Recipe Notes
  1. If you forgot to thaw the puff pastry overnight, take it out from the freezer 2 hours before baking. It thaws quite quickly.

  2. You can add a small piece of butter to each square to make your cheese buns more buttery.

  3. If you prefer you can make a triangle shape instead of square by just bringing 2 of the 4 corners together and pinching the edges tightly.

 

Your Turn

Any easy-to-make baking recipes that your kids help you with? Please share with us in the comments.

WANT TO REMEMBER THIS? SAVE “SUPER EASY CHEESE BUNS YOU CAN MAKE WITH YOUR KIDS” TO YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES PINTEREST BOARD

Super Easy Cheese Buns You Can Make With Your Kids

3 thoughts on “Super Easy Cheese Buns You Can Make With Your Kids”

  1. Pingback: Easy Meal Prep Ideas: Tasty Snacks for Preschoolers!

  2. Pingback: Mother's Day Breakfast Recipes Kids Can Make - Ottawa Mommy Club : Ottawa Mommy Club

  3. Pingback: Baking with Kids - Recipes - Sandbox Academy

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.