Mouth-Watering Molletes – Mexican Comfort Food Recipe

Discover the perfect Molletes recipe that is both easy to make and packed with flavor. These authentic Mexican rolls are the ultimate comfort food that everyone will love.

Molletes are a popular Mexican dish that consists of a warm, toasted roll topped with refried beans and melted cheese. This dish is a simple and satisfying comfort food that can be enjoyed any time of day. In this recipe, we will show you how to make authentic Molletes that are easy to make and packed with flavor. Whether you are looking for a delicious breakfast or a quick and easy lunch, these Molletes are the perfect choice.

Homemade Mexican molletes. Traditional Mexican food.


  • 4 bolillos or French rolls
  • 1 cup of refried beans
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese, such as Oaxaca, cheddar, or mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • Pico de gallo, to serve (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Slice the rolls in half and place them on a baking sheet. Brush the cut sides of the rolls with melted butter.
  3. Bake the rolls for 5-7 minutes or until they are lightly toasted.
  4. Spread a layer of refried beans on each roll half, and top with shredded cheese.
  5. Return the rolls to the oven and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Serve the Molletes hot, with a side of pico de gallo if desired.
Molletes with ham, refried beans and melted cheese on a gray background. Traditional Mexican food

Tips and Tricks:

  • You can use any type of bread for this recipe, such as French bread, ciabatta, or sourdough.
  • For a healthier option, you can use low-fat cheese and low-sodium refried beans.
  • Add some spice to your Molletes with a sprinkle of chili powder or hot sauce.


  • Traditional Molletes: Follow the recipe as written, using Oaxaca cheese and traditional refried beans.
  • Easy Molletes: Use pre-made refried beans and shredded cheese for a quicker version of the recipe.
  • Healthy Molletes: Use whole grain bread, low-fat cheese, and low-sodium refried beans for a healthier version of the recipe.
  • Vegetarian Molletes: Omit the cheese or use a plant-based cheese for a vegetarian version of the recipe.
  • Spicy Molletes: Add some sliced jalapenos or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for a spicier version of the recipe.

Molletes are a simple and satisfying Mexican dish that is perfect for any occasion. With different variants to choose from, you can find the perfect version that fits your taste. Serve these Molletes for a delicious breakfast, quick lunch, or even as an appetizer for your next party.

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