boat sandwiches

14 June 2012

Here is one of our all-time favorites. My dear friend Greta brought when my baby #3 was born. We have made them since for picnics, dinners, birthday parties, football games, and for other new moms. Adults and kids love them and they are super easy and do-able and make your house smell great!

Boat Sandwiches
{from Greta}
24 white Rhodes Rolls
9 oz package of thinly sliced ham or turkey
8 oz shredded mozzarella, swiss, or cheddar cheese
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
Grated Parmesan cheese
Italian Seasoning or any other seasoning (optional)
Let rolls thaw at room temperature for 2 – 3 hours, but don’t let rise. Flatten the rolls out into a circle, put meat and cheese on one side.

Fold over and pinch together.

Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and seasoning.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

I hope your family loves them as much as we have!

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  1. Replies
    1. We make a pizza version of these. Smear 1/2 a teaspoon of spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce onto the flattened roll. Add about 5 pepperoni slices and a quartered string cheese. Pinch it close and enjoy. So yummy and easy for picnics or kids lunches or he drive in. The location possibilities are endless.


  2. Going to make them for dinner tomorrow night, thank you for sharing!

  3. Melissa, this recipe is a keeper! I can think of so many times I could use a great "more than a sandwich"! WOW, I can think of so many variations too! Thanks for sharing this easy and delicious recipe!

  4. Thanks for this wonderful recipe! I can't wait to sink my teeth into one (or ten) of these!

  5. you know if you can make these ahead of time or partially ahead of time?  They would be great for a party!

  6. Thank you for posting this!  Kerri made these last summer when we were visiting and they are amazing!  I've been meaning to ask her again how she made them, so thank you!

  7. melissa*320 sycamore1/16/14, 10:43 PM

    Hi Kim~Yes, I make them ahead often and just put the pan in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake.

  8. melissa*320 sycamore1/16/14, 11:07 PM

    Hi Amanda! Just put them out on the counter and let them thaw for an hour or so, until they are soft and workable. Sometimes if I forget to pull them out, I put the frozen dough in the microwave and soften it up for a minute or so. I hope this helps!

  9. Those look easy and delicious. And what's better than that?!  Thanks for sharing!  Will definitely be trying this soon!


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