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Old Hamburger Bun Croutons

Rated as 4.85 out of 5 Stars

"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
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 8.8 1.5 0 96 Full nutrition

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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...

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.

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.

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 fo...

I made it. I found that the bake time took about 20min. in my oven. It still wasn't dark enough for my taste so I turned the broiler on low for a few minutes to get them to the darkness that I w...

Great way to use up old or crushed buns! Thanks!

The best use of old bread you'll ever find! I do bake them a little longer till brown and adjust spices to taste. I also find they store well - longer than 2 weeks. Great in salads and soups.