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Old Hamburger Bun Croutons


"Have you ever wondered what to do with old extra hamburger buns? Don't throw them away! Turn them into yummy croutons! These are quite tasty, you won't regret making them! This can cater to whatever kind of meal you have. If you want, you can sprinkle Parmesan cheese over them before baking, too."
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20 m servings 62 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Drizzle olive oil over hamburger bun cubs in a large bowl; toss to coat. Spread cubes onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle garlic powder, oregano, thyme, basil, salt, and black pepper over the cubes.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until brown and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely before storing in airtight container.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • The oregano, thyme, and basil can be used in whatever proportions you prefer, as long as it's 1/2 teaspoon total.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 62 calories; 2.2 g fat; 8.8 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 96 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I do bake mine a little longer--it really depends on how quickly the buns brown up. If you increase the spices and run the baked hamburger buns through the food processor to a fine consistancy, ...

These are amazing!!! I attended a church barbecue and after they gave me a few cases of leftover buns. So while trying to use up 300 old hamburger buns I came across this recipe and they are WO...

This is awesome! I have done this before but this mixture of spices are very delicious!

Thank you so much for this idea, I think it would be great for any old bread, and I have some. I will try this with some Whole Wheat rolls that I had leftover.

So crunchy, so easy. I cut them too small and only used garlic for seasoning. My mistake. I will for sure make them again, and add the flavoring.

I baked these longer but the flavor was delicious!!

8.14.16 ~ Made these for a salad bar I was making for a birthday dinner celebration. Delicious - with the right amount of crunch. Also a nice addition to a bowl of soup. Thanks for sharing your ...

Very easy & a good way to use up old buns. My granddaughter loves croutons & eats them as a snack.

I had some bakery buns leftover from another meal and transformed them into these delicious croutons! I used a Tuscan herb flavored olive oil, but otherwise followed the recipe. Next time, I t...