Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls

Step by step instructions for making these easy and delicious homemade Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls, also known as Cheesy-mite Scrolls.

These Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls are delicious and very easy to make. I usually make these scrolls the night before and add to the kids lunchboxes or have them fresh on weekends for lunch.  

You could use the base of this recipe for many different varieties:

  • ham and cheese
  • bacon and cheese
  • ham, capsicum, pineapple and cheese
  • ham, pineapple and cheese
  • chicken and sweet chilli
  • pizza sauce and cheese
  • salami and cheese
  • vegemite and cheese
  • spinach and fetta
  • sundried tomatoes, basil and cheese
  • ham, tomato and cheese
  • pesto and cheese

Make the dough, find full recipe below.  I make my dough on a silicon mat, as it’s a tedious job to clean the dough off the kitchen bench.


Roll to form a rectangle that is roughly 40cm x 25cm (this is not a thermomix recipe, I just use a large silicon mat from Thermomix).


Spread vegemite over the dough using a blunt knife, then sprinkle cheese over the top.


Roll up the dough starting from a long side first.


Cut 10 x 4cm pieces from the roll. Place these pieces close together, cut side up on a greased baking tray.


Bake in the oven for 15-20 min or until golden.


A great, non sandwich idea for the lunchboxes. Find lunch box ideas here.



cheese and vegemite scrolls

  • 3 cups self raising flour
  • Pinch Salt
  • 50g butter
  • 11 1/2 cups milk
  • 12 tbsp Vegemite
  • 1 cup cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup cheese, grated (extra)
  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


  1. Pre-heat oven to 220°C fan forced.
  2. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper or a silicon mat.
  3. In a large bowl, sift flour and salt.
  4. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  5. Gradually pour in enough milk to make soft dough. You may not need all of the milk.
  6. Knead dough on a lightly board or bench.
  7. Roll dough to a rectangle roughly 40 x 25cm.
  8. Spread Vegemite over dough using a blunt knife.
  9. Sprinkle cheese over top.
  10. Roll up dough, starting from the long side.
  11. Cut 10 x 4cm pieces from roll.
  12. Place pieces close together, cut side up on tray.
  13. Sprinkle extra cheese on top.
  14. Bake scrolls in oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  15. Rest on tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to completely cool, or serve warm.

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Jac January 25, 2016 - 7:16 AM

I’ve always wanted to give these a go, will try making them today, thanks Kat.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 28, 2016 - 10:21 AM

How did they turn out Jac, so easy to make hope you all enjoyed them 🙂

Anastasia January 25, 2016 - 8:48 AM

Do you ever make your dough in the thermi?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 28, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Not for this recipe as it’s really easy to make in a bowl and mix with my hands, but I do make bacon and cheese scrolls (which I am yet to blog about) in my thermomix and also my pizza dough. 🙂

Deb January 25, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Thank you for the inspiration! How would these freeze? Bake and then freeze or freeze before baking? Wanting to do a big batch for school lunches!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 28, 2016 - 10:19 AM

I bake and then freeze them in an airtight container, I don’t wrap them as I like to keep my plastic usage to a minimum, but I find they don’t get any freezer burn if they are in the freezer in a good airtight container.

Amanda January 25, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Thank you for reposting this recipe – my boys had so much fun making these with me today. So much yummier than store bought and no hassle getting them to eat their lunch when they make it!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 28, 2016 - 10:18 AM

I agree too, they are better than store ones, especially when they are fresh from the oven.

Tabitha January 27, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Made these for the first time today with a view to making my son’s lunchbox a bit more varied & turned out really well! Really looking forward to making with the other suggested ingredients too! Thank you for re-posting as had intended to make them a year ago!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 28, 2016 - 10:17 AM

I made some with pesto, ham and cheese on the weekend, they were nice, but the vegemite and cheese were the biggest hit!

Sue Oliver July 28, 2016 - 11:48 AM

What is Vegemite?

Yvonne January 17, 2017 - 12:02 PM

It is Australian, abit like marmite,promite I think it us called

Yvonne January 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Great timing, I was about to do a search for this recipe. Thanks Katrina

Aleisha February 12, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Love this recipe. Pizza version is a hit in our house. Ham and cheese for kids (simple) and add sundried tomatoes and capsicum for adults. Freeze well for an easy lunch for anyone in the family. Thanks for a great recipe 🙂

dione February 24, 2017 - 10:52 AM

do you have some of your receipes for a thermomix ?

Abbi February 4, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Trying this recipe out today.
Have you ever frozen them? How do they go defrosting ???
Thanks !!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 4, 2019 - 12:19 PM

yes I freeze them all the time, I usually make a double batch on weekends, we eat one lot for lunch that day and the others get frozen and I place directly into school lunchboxes frozen and they are always defrosted by morning tea time.

Jessica May 12, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Thank you for sharing your great lunch ideas

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 13, 2019 - 9:51 AM

My pleasure Jessica! I hope they are helpful. Kat x

Karen July 22, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Great recipe thank you, always feel like I’m winning when I have lunchbox options in the freezer on hand. ?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 23, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Oh me too Karen! Glad you like the recipe 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Kat x

Louise July 28, 2019 - 3:10 PM

I made these today, except I found the dough was very sticky and the whole thing was very messy! Any tips on avoiding this?
I did use wholemeal SR flour which had been in the freezer and cold butter – would that have have affected the end result?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 30, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Interesting Louise, this hasn’t happened to me before. The cold ingredients would be fine, but perhaps you’ve added too much milk. The recipe asks for 1-1 1/2 cups of milk, and this does need to be gauged. I would recommend adding the milk slowly, just a little at a time. I hope this helps. Kat 🙂

Nicole January 29, 2020 - 7:56 PM

Would these work okay with gluten free SR flour do you think?

norm February 21, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Hi Katrina,
How does your dough turn out when cooked? I did a different recipie and the dough came out a little hard and dry.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 27, 2020 - 3:53 PM

The dough turns out well for me, but I have found that you need to gauge the milk in this recipe Norm. You may need a little less or a little more to get the consistency you like. You could also try kneading the flour for a bit longer. I hope this helps 🙂 Kat x

Michael May 2, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Do you just lay single layer of ham over before rolling, or how are ham and cheese scrolls made? Same for chicken and sweet chilli, what chicken so you use?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 6, 2020 - 3:10 PM

Michael I would use a single layer of ham and cheese – although you can add more depending on how meaty you’d like your scrolls. For chicken scrolls you could use something as simple as a BBQ chicken from the supermarket. Hope this helps 🙂

Susie June 30, 2020 - 10:20 AM

Hi Kat, could you make the dough the night before … keep in fridge… to be baked first thing in the morning?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 1, 2020 - 11:30 AM

This dough would be fine to prep the night before and keep in the fridge Susie 🙂

Bethany March 16, 2021 - 8:49 AM

Would it be possible do you think to post the nutrition information?
Also, is the first photo not puff pastry?

Amy October 19, 2021 - 11:21 AM

Hi, just wondering where l can find the actual recipe for these scrolls? This post has great pictures and comments, but nothing with the actual ingredients and amounts. Would love to make these, they look yummy?

Blitzo June 16, 2022 - 8:43 AM

For the beginner like me very difficult to cook even as simple. That is why I must say thank you for this recipes its a big help to me.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 17, 2022 - 11:59 AM

I’m so glad you’re finding the recipes helpful! The simple recipes are often the favourites!

Amy June 16, 2022 - 11:44 AM

My family loves this scroll, such an easy and family friendly recipe too. Ham and cheese is the favorite so far, looking forward to trying other combinations 😀

Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 17, 2022 - 11:53 AM

Yes, I love how quick this recipe is to make too. Enjoy experimenting with combinations – let us know of any new ones your family likes!

Jessi June 28, 2022 - 9:18 AM

I love this dough base. It’s my go to when the bread has run out and the kids need something quick for school. I have used it to also bake pizza scrolls (tomato paste, salami & cheese), Nutella scrolls & ham, cheese & pickle scrolls. The kids love it and it makes the perfect amount for my family of 8 for lunch. Thank you.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 29, 2022 - 8:55 AM

Oooh those are great ideas! That’s fantastic you’ve found so many ways to use the dough.


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