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Cheese Zombie Recipe


Cheese Zombie Recipe

Cheese Zombie Recipe

Photo by Jennifer Meier
This is my version of the Cheese Zombie, a classic school lunch favorite served all over the United States. It is essential that you use orange-colored cheese; a Cheese Zombie just wouldn't be the same without it. However, instead of using American slices or Velveeta consider trying orange cheddar, which updates the recipe slightly for adult palates.

You could use homemade bread dough for Cheese Zombies, but that seems like too much work and a little too fancy for a zombie. Crescent rolls are a perfect solution, giving the Cheese Zombie a buttery, doughy flavor.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Two Cheese Zombies


  • One 8-ounce tube of crescent rolls
  • 4 to 8 thin slices of orange cheese


Preheat oven to 350 F

Open the tube of crescent rolls. Gently unroll the dough to form two rectangles (ignore the dotted lines that separate the dough into eight triangles).

Cover one side of each rectangle with your desired amount of cheese slices.

Fold the other side of the rectangle over the cheese to form a smaller, enclosed rectangle.

Gently pull the edges of the top layer of dough over the sides of the rectangle, pinching the edges to seal the dough into a pocket that the cheese is enclosed in.

Repeat this process with the second dough rectangle.

Bake on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes until lightly browned. Slice in half and serve immediately.

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