How To Make The Best Homemade Hamburger Buns

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When my I was raising my daughters we always made our own hamburger and hot dog buns. I had sort of forgotten about making them since we are empty nesters now. Plus, if the whole family comes we would have over 30 people, so it’s easier to just buy the hamburger buns at Costco. Mark and I have friends in the neighborhood we enjoy doing things with and we usually trade off entertaining for dinner every other Sunday. I love it because I only have to cook two Sundays a month instead of four.

Well, I must tell you about my awesome friend, Kathleen. She is a lot like me, if we can make it from scratch we will do that rather than go to the grocery store to purchase whatever we are planning for dinner. Today, she surprised my husband and I by making dinner with the best homemade hamburger buns in the world! She always surprises me with “new to me” stuff.  Don’t laugh, I had never had a chicken burger. I know my daughters have purchased turkey burger and chicken burger to make certain dishes.

First off, I am not a meat eater. I could totally be a vegetarian, but my husband wants meat with dinner whenever possible. Dang! Anyway, the barbecued chicken burgers Kathleen cooked and served were delicious! While Kathleen was finishing up the grilling I copied down the hamburger bun recipe. The ingredients are all the things we have in our pantry. I love that!

These hamburger buns are thinner than the ones we buy at the store. They are fresh, of course, with zero preservatives. I like them because I can roll them out so my hamburger buns are not all bread. Do you know what I am saying? I like less bread and more condiments. Lots of condiments. Today I bought some homegrown tomatoes to share with Brent and Kathleen. Woohoo!

She used parmesan cheese and you really could skip that ingredient and they would still be awesome! She used a cookie sheet to let the buns rise like this one: Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet

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Toasting The Hamburger Buns On The Grill:

The parmesan hamburger buns were the best I have ever eaten! Today she is sharing her recipe with us. Here we are toasting the buns on the grill. They are super delicious!


Parmesan Hamburger Buns

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hamburger buns
Parmesan Hamburger Buns
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
  • Ingredients:
  • 2-3/4 cups flour I use bread flour
  • 2/3 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter-softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 2-1/2 Tablespoons SAF instant yeast
  1. Instructions:
  2. Add all of the ingredients in order shown above into your Bosch Mixer or Kitchen Aid Mixer with the dough hook. This is by far the easiest recipe to make hamburger buns or hot dog buns (depending on how you shape them). I add more flour until mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Cover and let rise with greased plastic wrap for about one hour. Remove plastic and evenly divide the dough into 6 balls. Roll each ball and tuck the edges under and place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten each ball to about 3-1/2 to 4 inches wide. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and let rise until double. Remove plastic wrap and bake @ 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

15 thoughts on “How To Make The Best Homemade Hamburger Buns

  • August 6, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I can’t wait to try these! I have been making our own buns for a few weeks now, trying different recipes. This one sounds so much simpler than the ones I’ve tried and they look beautiful! Thanks! *pinned*

    • August 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

      You can make them without the parmesan too! I love fresh hamburger buns!

  • August 7, 2013 at 8:52 am

    They look delicious…going to have to try these!

    • August 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Debbie, this truly the easiest no fail recipe! Hugs! Linda

  • June 22, 2015 at 8:39 am

    These look amazing and so easy! My boys love parmesan. They like to eat big slices of it. I made homemade buns in my bread machine, but yours look so much better.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • June 22, 2015 at 9:21 am

      Hi Faith, I need to check out your recipe! Thanks for sharing! Linda

  • December 9, 2017 at 5:28 am

    Two and a half Table Spoons?
    I don’t think so.

    • December 9, 2017 at 10:05 am

      Hi, Ernie, that’s what my recipe says. Maybe it’s where I live in Southern Utah. I make them all the time. Linda

  • July 8, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    5 stars
    I just made these and they are the best ever! Such a good recipe! Definitely recommend trying these!!

    • July 8, 2020 at 7:59 pm

      Hi Taylor, I’m glad you made them, they will save you so much money!! Linda

  • August 27, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    It says 12 servings, but you roll them into 6 buns. Which is correct?

    • August 27, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      Hi Judy, I’m glad you caught that, it was transferred over to the new recipe maker in my blog. It makes 6 hamburger buns. You will love them! Linda

  • February 9, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Hi Linda, I want to try your recipe but I don’t have parmesan cheese available. Can I use grated mixed mozzarella/cheddar?
    Please advise, thank you.

    • February 9, 2021 at 7:21 am

      Hi Mariz, you could try it, but parmesan doesn’t melt as easily as mozzarella or cheddar. I have only used parmesan. They are good plain as well. Linda


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