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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

62 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 8.8g; fat 2.2g; sodium 96.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2013
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 will also make great "italian" bread crumbs--way better than the processed brands. THIS CAN BE FROZEN. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2013
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 will also make great "italian" bread crumbs--way better than the processed brands. THIS CAN BE FROZEN. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2015
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 WONDERFUL. I've made them multiple times and I don't even measure the seasonings I just throw in some of this and some of that it's nearly impossible to screw up. They are awesome on salad but I like to make big ones and use them on french onion or tomato soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2013
Delicious! I actually used some leftover hot dog buns but same thing lol. I used Italian seasoning in place of the oregano thyme and basil. These needed to bake a little longer than called for but it was no big issue. These had really great flavor. Great use of leftover buns...I will be making these again for sure YUM! Thanks for sharing.;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2013
This is awesome! I have done this before but this mixture of spices are very delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2014
Great way to get rid of all those stupid hamburger buns my husband insists on buying (just in case) - which are filling up my freezer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2014
Doubled the spices and used leftover Fabulous French Loaves. Really tasty and great on my salad. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2019
These were surprisingly easy and delicious. A great way to use up extra buns which we always seem to have. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2020
Super easy and delicious! Read More
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