Recipe By tashaspice
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 10 servings Calories 62

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 Ingredients

  • olive oil, or as needed
  • 4 hamburger buns, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ⅓ teaspoon dried basil
  • salt to taste
  • coarsely ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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. 3 Bake in preheated oven until brown and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely before storing in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 62
  • Carbohydrate 8.8 g
  • Fat 2.2 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 1.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.4 g
  • Sodium 96.4 mg

Chef'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.


  1. Super easy and delicious!
  2. These were surprisingly easy and delicious. A great way to use up extra buns which we always seem to have.
  3. 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 - Read more ...
  4. Doubled the spices and used leftover Fabulous French Loaves. Really tasty and great on my salad.
  5. 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.
  6. This is awesome! I have done this before but this mixture of spices are very delicious!
  7. 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.
  8. 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 - Read more ...
  9. 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.

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