Not Sure What to Do with Your Leftover Kaiser Rolls? 3 Simply Seasoned Recipes to Try

Posted on: 28 November 2016

Kaiser rolls are perfect for just about any type of sandwich. They're also a great way to add a touch of creativity to your recipes. If you've got leftover Kaiser rolls, don't throw them away. Use them to create the simple recipes provided here.

Italian-Seasoned Croutons

The great thing about croutons is that you can make them yourself, especially if you have leftover Kaiser rolls. Croutons are easy to make, and you can change the seasonings to suit your taste.

Items You'll Need

  • Leftover Kaiser rolls
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning mix
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Pastry brush


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cut your Kaiser rolls into bite-sized cubes and place them on the cookie sheet.
  4. Use your pastry brush to coat your rolls with melted butter.
  5. Sprinkle rolls with your Italian seasoning mix.
  6. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Transfer croutons to countertop to cool.

Bread Crumbs for Cooking

If you use a lot of bread crumbs for cooking, you can stop using the store-bought brands. Instead, use your leftover Kaiser rolls to create your own fresh-seasoned bread crumbs. They're easy to make, and you can store them in an air-tight container for extended use.

Items You'll Need

  • Kaiser rolls
  • Sea salt
  • Course black pepper
  • Seasonings to taste
  • Cookie sheet
  • Food processor


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Place your Kaiser rolls on cookie sheet and bake in oven for about 15 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
  3. Place rolls in food processor.
  4. Add 1 ½ teaspoon each of salt and favorite seasonings.
  5. Add ½ teaspoon pepper.
  6. Pulse your processor until Kaiser rolls have formed a light bread-crumb consistency.
  7. Transfer to airtight container for storage in pantry.

Garlic Toast

If you've got leftover Kaiser rolls, and you're planning a spaghetti dinner, you've got the perfect beginning for homemade garlic toast.

Items You'll Need

  • Kaiser rolls
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon each of dried thyme, basil, and rosemary
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Cookie sheet
  • Small bowl
  • Pastry brush


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put butter in small microwavable bowl and heat until butter is lightly melted.
  3. Mince one clove of fresh garlic and add it to your melted butter.
  4. Add seasonings to your butter and garlic mixture.
  5. Place Kaiser rolls on cookie sheet.
  6. Use pastry brush to coat each slice of roll with garlic butter.
  7. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Serve with your favorite pasta dish.

If you've got leftover Kaiser rolls, don't let them go to waste. Use the recipes provided here to spice up your meals using leftover Kaiser rolls.


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