Uses for Leftover Hotdog and Hamburger Buns

December 7, 2009

Uses for Leftover Hotdog and Hamburger BunsI was clear out of garlic bread to go with my spaghetti, so I used split hot dog buns to make garlic toast. I slathered on the butter, sprinkled heavy with garlic powder and placed it under the broiler til toasted. Turned out very good.


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November 13, 2008

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is much less messy on a hotdog bun. Try it and see if I'm right!

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May 19, 2008

No More Messy Sloppy Joes! Cut a hot dog bun in half and fill with Sloppy Joe mixture. The Sloppy Joe stay in and not all over. Children love it because it's small and easy to eat.

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June 1, 2012

I always have leftover hot dog buns and/or hamburger buns, especially during BBQ season. Leftover buns make great French toast sticks for breakfast (use with your typical French toast recipe).


They also make great garlic bread sticks.

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June 3, 2014

Something different besides the same old sandwich!

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January 19, 2010

I have been given a lot of hamburger and hot dog buns. I passed on as many as I could give away. I have made bread crumbs, croutons, cinnamon toast, and dried bread cubes for stuffing, as well as bread pudding, and I have used them for sandwiches of all kinds. Does anyone have any more suggestions? I sure do appreciate it.

By Patty from Darrington, WA


January 19, 20100 found this helpful

We toast them in the oven with butter and a little garlic powder on top to go with our spaghetti.

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January 20, 20100 found this helpful

I wonder if they would freeze well coated in the garlic butter for Italian food sides? Just defrost a bit and toast in the oven.
And they will make some good bird food! Got any bird feeders?

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January 20, 20100 found this helpful

Sep 26, 2007 Make Up A Loaf Of French Toast For Later. A quick, easy and appreciated breakfast is to make up a whole loaf of French toast.


Clay Recipes for Kids

Bread and Glue Clay
Easy Recipe
You'll need :
8 slices of day-old white bread
(Less expensive fluffy type)
1 /2 C. White Glue
Food color
Flour for work space
Wax paper

To Make:
Remove Crusts. Break bread into small pieces and put in mixing bowl. Pour glue over bread. Mix with one hand until
it becomes a sticky mass. Take the out of the bowl and form into a ball. With both hands keep patting into a smaller ball until it becomes just slightly tacky.

Dust work surface with a small amount of flour and knead gently until it becomes smoother and more pliable. Knead firmly at this time. Knead until texture is satiny, about 5 minutes.

Wrap tightly with plastic to store. Remember to seal the unused portion while working.

To color dough tear of portion needed, flatten and add color directly onto dough. Blend until satiny again.


Add flour, if needed to achieve the proper texture.

Air dry. Drying times vary depending on thickness. To speed up drying place on cookie sheet and leave
overnight in an unlit oven. Paint with acrylic paints (optional) and seal with spray on finish.

Easy Tip - Clean Up Time
Keep sticky, paint covered hands away from walls and furniture, with a wet soapy washcloth next to the project area.

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January 20, 20100 found this helpful

Cheap Carp Bait

4 slices white bread
1 cup cottonseed meal
3 Tbsp imitation vanilla extract (don't use your wife's real vanilla extract its really expensive). In a medium bowl, combine bread, cottonseed meal with vanilla flavoring. Kneed and roll into a ball. The bait will be similar texture to bread dough. Store the bait ball in zip lock bag in the refrigerator. When you are ready to fish, pinch off enough bait to cover a #12 treble hook.


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January 20, 20100 found this helpful

With milk and eggs with the bread in the blender, and you can make it into pancakes or waffles. Also, don't forget French toast.

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January 20, 20100 found this helpful

Make filled buns
2 dozen hot dog buns
1 1/2 lb of velveta
2 4 oz cans chopped black olives
1 4oz can diced green chilies
2 chopped onions
3 chopped hard boiled eggs
1 can diced pimentos
2 cloves garlic minced
1 jar, chili sauce

Mix together and put on buns, wrap in foil. Cook at 350 F. in the oven until hot inside. Very good. Better than they look. I won't tell you what my daughter calls them. But she loves them. They freeze very well. We used to take them camping and cook on the fire.

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January 20, 20101 found this helpful

Pull buns into small pieces and place in a large baking dish, approx 12 X 18 inches.

1 to 2 cups of milk (depending upon how many buns you have used.)


4 eggs
1 cup sugar or to taste
1 cup golden seedless raisins
1 cup of pecans/walnuts chopped
favorite spice - nutmeg or cinnamon or combine w/ a dash of cloves
(If for adults add a splash of orange liquer)

Pour over buns and stir to blend. Bake at 375 degrees, approx 35 to 45 min or until egg mixture is set.

Serve warm.
Makes about 8 servings

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January 20, 20100 found this helpful

Uhh how about using them for hot dogs and hamburgs? I freeze mine because I live alone. When ready to use I just wrap one in a paper towel and thaw in the microwave on high for about 15 seconds.

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January 20, 20100 found this helpful

This was sent to me by a person that lives in New Jersey - supposedly the original recipe. I have made it before but I would cut the cloves, allspice and cinnamon in half (just my preference, you can always add them in later) - it wasn't a bad hot dog sauce just a little different (fresh or stale hot dog buns don't matter).

Johnny & Hanges Hot Dog Sauce Recipe

8 cups of water
1 pound of ground beef
1 6oz. can tomato paste
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
8 hot dog rolls

I hope you have a wire whisk and a food processor, put 8 cups of water in a pot next put a little can of tomato paste and whisk until it's incorporated in the water. Next put the ground beef in the cold tomato water, yes I said cold water and whisk until it breaks up into very small pieces, then turn on the gas to med. setting bring to a boil turn down to a
simmer, now put in the spices.

Take the hot dog rolls put them in the food processor one at a time, break them up as you are putting them in the processor on high make soft bread crumbs, put the crumbs a little at a time in to the simmering mixture and whisk. It will take a little time but if you don't it will lump up on you and you will have a mess.

Please use fresh hot rolls only, do not use any other type of bread crumbs, the spices can and should be adjusted to your taste. Serve with mustard and chopped white onions, this can be done in a food processor by pulsing in the processor.

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January 20, 20100 found this helpful

stratta - depression cooking found some wonderful youtube videos on how to do it

Basic idea is like a layered quiche

Day old crusty bread - torn into bite size pieces - I mostly use the bread loaf butt ends because my kid refuse to eat them (let them get hard and crusty on the counter or uncovered in fridge). Any and all veggies you want to use
spice to your liking. I just use garlic/onion powder or Italian blend
egg mixture

do layers of bread then veggies (like lasagna)
pour egg mixture all over
set heavy pan over eggy bread to weigh bread down to soak up egg mixture for about 20 min


I can barely keep the leftovers in the house.

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March 16, 2021

As I was cleaning out my freezer, I found one hot dog bun in the back. I usually make bread crumbs with it. Someone on one of my Facebook groups suggested making French toast with it. It was a great use of it.

A hot dog bun made into French toast.

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January 19, 2010

I always have a lot of extra buns left over because hot dogs come in packs of 10 and buns in packs of 8. To use those extra buns, I made garlic bread on them, because I was out of bread.

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September 14, 2009

I took hot dog buns left from a couple of nights previously, mixed garlic powder with butter and buttered the hot dog buns.

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September 14, 2009

Do you know of a good use for leftover hot dog buns besides more hot dogs?

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May 28, 2008

Split leftover hot dog buns down the middle, spread each side with garlic butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Toast in the oven and you have breadsticks for dinner.

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