Breakfast Bun Bake??????

by Katie on September 21, 2010

I took a media break for a few days last week…basically, I stayed offline. With that “media break” came an unplanned “menu planning break”. I wasn’t online and posting so I didn’t make a menu plan at all!

No big deal, right? WRONG!

It was dinner time Monday night. I was so hungry. I went into the kitchen to throw something together. I have been freezer cooking like mad here lately, but I neglected to thaw just one of my hundred meals.

These hot dog buns were haunting me. I looked all over and I just kept coming back to these buns…and I wasn’t wanting a hot dog…even though that would have been much easier!


I searched the fridge and the only thawed meat I had was a pound of Jimmy Dean Sausage.

I spied a green pepper and I was on to something…a breakfast casserole!!!!

So, I tore up 5 buns and put them in a greased pan

I browned up some sausage with green pepper and onion…then I put it on top of the lousy hot dog buns…

I topped with a package of Mozzarella cheese…we are getting somewhere now…

I mixed up 5 eggs, 2 cups of milk, salt, and pepper and poured it over the top…and baked it at 350 for 35 minutes! This is just a variant of a basic breakfast casserole recipe I use…only I use crescent rolls normally. The crescent rolls are better, but hey, what can I say…this was still pretty good!!!
I just thought it would be neat to share a “new use” for those hot dog buns you may otherwise throw away!

How about you?

How do you save and re purpose food?

Please share, I am sure we could all learn some new tricks!!

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Misty September 21, 2010 at 11:09 am

I have to admit… this looks yummy! If I didn't menu plan, we'd be eating cereal or something like that… :) I've made an egg casserole using a bunch of leftover heels of bread.

Can I ask for your casserole recipe using crescent rolls? My family loves breakfast for dinner and I would love to have a variety of breakfast casserole recipes…

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Kathy McC September 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

You are amazing!!!!
Keep inspiring us!!!
Thank you!

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Katie September 21, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Kathy,

I am not even close to amazing…just forgetful when it comes to thawing out meat :)

Thank you for all of your uplifting and encouraging words!

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Katie September 21, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Misty,

Sure, it is really good. It is actually my mom's recipe. I have to find it though…if I forget, remind me!

I will try to make it here soon and post the pics.

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Tightwad Mom September 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Great idea!! I usually turn my leftover hot dog and hamburger buns into garlic cheese toast. I'm going to make this recipe the next time I have extra buns!

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Julie Bagamary September 22, 2010 at 7:12 am

I've made a similar recipe with regular bread but like the idea of using up the buns instead. Thanks.

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Tiffanee September 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Looks do delicious!! I thought I was doing good when I turned hot dog buns into garlic cheese bread…you my dear are amazing!!

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Shelby September 23, 2010 at 2:22 am

Wow, that's great! I hate having those leftover buns.

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wandeful September 23, 2010 at 7:17 am

Hi Katie,

I have always been perplexed with those left over hot dog buns!!Garlic spread and toasted in the oven for garlic bread works for us. Also, I have a bag of bread pcs. going for stuffing, but I pinch the white and leave off the brwn parts. Of course, this bag is kept in the freezer, Thank you for sharing your info with us.

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Katie September 23, 2010 at 10:12 am

Wanda,

It seems like a lot of people go the garlic bread route…I have never done that…although my mom did a time or two.

I love the stuffing idea! Too bad I have never made stuffing…please share a recipe sometime!!

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Your Frugal Friend, Niki September 23, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Great tip about using up those leftover buns. I will sometimes do the garlic bread thing, but most times I toss them to the birds. I will definitely try this out soon!

Stop by and visit sometime over at Free 2 Be Frugal.

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Tiffany @ Eat at Home September 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I love how "dire" circumstances can create some really good dinners!

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