5 Savory Takes on Classic Morning Buns

They may look like cinnamon rolls, but these salty, cheesy (and, yes, even bacon-y) rolls satisfy without the sweetness.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

A New Twist

We defy anyone not to smile when presented with a plate of doughy ringlets stuffed with delicious ingredients. Most often, you'd expect a pan filled with cinnamon, sugar and gooey icing — but these buns are different. They're savory versions of the classic that will delightand surprise at brunch or dinner.

Bacon, Cheese and Chive Buns

It's just not brunch without bacon, and you can even bake these cheesy rolls a day in advance. Just refrigerate and reheat for a satisfying treat in the morning.

Get the Recipe: Bacon, Cheese and Chive Buns

Everything Seed Buns

This is an everything bagel in bun form. Filled with cream cheese and that familiar, bold seed mixture, the rolls are especially good served with smoked salmon on the side. 

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Ham-and-Cheese Buns

These cheery guys taste just like the Alsatian dish tarte flambee — or (if you're feeling nostalgic) your favorite grade-school sandwich. Make them for a nice brunch, and sneak the leftovers into dinner. They rewarm nicely.

Get the Recipe: Ham-and-Cheese Buns

Feta-and-Spinach Buns

These soft, savory buns mimic the flavors of spanakopita, the popular Greek appetizer. Filled with wilted greens, they're hearty enough for brunch or as a side at dinner.

Get the Recipe: Feta-and-Spinach Buns

Mushroom Buns

We concentrated the mushroom flavor in these buns by cooking the vegetables down with shallots and herbs into a paste known in French as duxelles. It's the kind of dish that feels special on a holiday — no matter what time of day you serve them.

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