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 "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, 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.
For this recipe you'll need the following ingredients:
- Hot Dog or Hamburger Rolls
- Garlic Powder
- Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
- Canola Oil
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
How do you make GArlic and Cheese Croutons?
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. You can store these croutons at room temperature for up to 1 week. They make a tasty addition to tossed salad.
More Bread Recipes
- Honey Wheat Rolls
- Sour Cream and Chive Drop Biscuits
- Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls
- Rosemary Semolina Boule Bread
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Garlic and Cheese Croutons
- 6 hot dog or hamburger rolls
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- ¼ cup grated pecorino romano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 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. Can be stored for up to 7 days.
Mary Miller | A Passionate Plate says
I loved this post. Sometimes we forget to share the basics. Thanks!
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen says
Thank you Mary!
My family loves this recipe just to snack on because it is soooo good! Thank you for putting it out there!
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen says
You're very welcome I'm so glad you like the recipe Lori! And I agree, they ARE good to snack on!
Wendy Hampton says
Oh how fun! I wondered what to do with those hot dog buns in the cupboard. These are crunchy and flavorful and I'm going to make a bunch to share with my neighbor. I KNOW she will love these! Such a clever basic snack. so glad you posted since I had never thought of this!