Utilize leftover hamburger and hot dog rolls from your weekend summer barbecues into these Garlic & Cheese Croutons that go perfectly on top of garden salads.
I know what you’re thinking. Garlic & Cheese Croutons? What a LAME post THIS is going to be! Well, at least those were the thoughts running through my head before I decided to make these.
But then I stopped and said “Self, if this were one of your nieces, would they know how make homemade croutons?” And the answer was a big fat NO. So, there you have it. You get to see how I make homemade croutons out of leftover hot dog and hamburger buns.
And yes, that is what I made these out of. We don’t eat a lot of hot dogs (G is the only one that really eats them), but my daughter was craving them last week so I bought a package of them, along with the rolls.
When I went to put the leftover rolls in the freezer to save them, I found another package of hot dog rolls that I had forgotten about. And since they don’t hold up well for too long in the freezer, I made these Garlic & Cheese Croutons; which are the kids favorite kind.
If you don’t have any leftover rolls…no problem! You can use any leftover bread you happen to have, but these potato rolls added a nice sweet flavor as well.
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add the oil, cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a bowl and whisk.
- Cut the rolls in half lengthwise, then cut into 1-inch pieces. Place in a bowl then add the oil mixture to coat well.
- Place the coated bread on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes, turning halfway, or until the bread is nicely browned.
- Remove from oven, let cool completely, then place in an airtight container.
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