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Easy Molletes Recipe + Topping Ideas


This simple molletes recipe can be made in 15 min with just 3 ingredients + toppings! Don’t underestimate this humble sandwich, it’s delish.


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  • 12 oz. french bread (not baguette, the fluffy kind!)
  • 15 oz. can of refried beans
  • 12 cups shredded queso asadero or Oaxaca
  • toppings (see above post or notes below for ideas)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Slice the baguette on the bias. You’ll want about 12 slices.  
  3. Spread beans on bread and sprinkle with shredded cheese. (about 2-3 tablespoons of beans + 1 tablespoon cheese).
  4. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until bread is crispy and cheese has melted. 


  • Serving size: 2 molletes (2 slices bread + 4-6 tablespoons beans + 2-3 tablespoons cheese)
  • Nutrition facts do not include toppings. 
  • Queso asadero and Oaxaca are Mexican cheeses that melt well, so are perfect for molletes. If you can’t find those, you can also use shredded Monterey jack cheese. 
  • Toppings: I like to serve molletes with a variety of toppings: salsa, fresh pico de gallo, pickled red onion, sliced avocado, sliced radish, chopped cilantro, queso fresco

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