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Leftover Hamburger Bun Croutons

A great hack to reduce food waste
Jacqui Wedewer/The Daily Meal

We're all guilty of it — buying too many hamburger and hot dog buns for the summer barbecue only to be left with almost a whole pack left over. Don't toss those buns out! Use them to make delicious croutons.

Ready in
25 m
10 m
(prepare time)
15 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


Use high-quality olive oil for the best flavor.


  • 10-15 Ounces hamburger or hot dog buns (day old)
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Step 1: Preheat oven to 375F.

Step 2: Using a bread knife, cut buns into 1-1.5 inch pieces.

Step 3: Place bread cubes into a large bowl, add 1/3 cup oil, 1 tablespoon each oregano, garlic powder, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss using your hands until bread is well coated with oil and seasonings.

Step 4: Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned all the way through.