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How To Freeze and Thaw Hot Dog Buns

What to do with leftover hot dog buns!?! Today I’ll show you how to freeze and thaw hot dog buns in minutes so that you never throw another one away! It’s EASY and takes just a few minutes!

bacon wrapped hot dogs in hot dog buns on a plate

 

Delicious hot dogs deserve a fresh scrumptious buns! But what about the leftover buns? It’s no problem to freeze them so that you have them for next time PLUS you’ll be saving a ton of money! 

This also works for buns you find on SALE! Just freeze the whole lot of them and be ready for the dogs for a while!

Why This Recipe Works

  • Fast
  • Easy
  • Uses what you already have on hand
  • Saves you money!

Here’s How It’s Done…

STEP 1. 

Wrap the individual buns in plastic wrap. 

person wrapping bun in plastic wrap

STEP 2. 

Place inside of a freezer safe bag and squeeze out as much air as possible. 

person with buns in plastic bag

STEP 3. 

Place in the freezer to freeze a hot dog bun and save for up to 3 months. 

 

If You Need a Better Visual….

You can check out my YouTube full length video right HERE.

The ends of two hot dogs poking out from the edge of a bun on a blue plate

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Will This Keep The Hot Dog Buns Fresh? 

Yes! Absolutely! This will keep those buns fresh and if you keep adding to your stockpile OR using as you need them, you’ll always have a supply of hot dog buns on hand! 

Can I Freeze a Hot Dog Bun? 

Yep, that’s what this whole thing is all about! No problem you CAN freeze a hot dog bun! 

Can I Just Put The Whole Package In The Freezer As Is? 

Actually, you can if you are going to use them in a couple of days. However, buns stay fresh for a pretty long time these days and if you are going to use them in a couple of days, then why would you want to freeze them? 

The problem is that frozen buns without proper protection from the freezer will be dry and they want to split and break easily after being frozen. 

Therefore, you’ll want to follow these simple instructions for freezing so that your buns stay fresh and supple! 

How Long Do Hot Dog Buns Last in the Freezer? 

You will want to use your buns within 3 months. After that, they will be a little to dry and crumbly to enjoy with your juicy hot dog! 

How Do I Thaw A Frozen Hot Dog Bun? 

You can choose one of the following methods….

  1. Remove the package of hot dog buns from the freezer the morning you plan to use them and allow to sit out on the counter. They will be completely thawed in a few hours. 
  2. Set a colander over a steaming bowl of water. Place the buns in the colander and then cover the colander with a clean cotton kitchen towel. This acts as a steamer and the buns will be thawed shortly. 
  3. Sprinkle a few drops of water in a zip lock type bag (or in the plastic bag that the buns come in), place the bun in the bag and microwave for 5 seconds. Check the bun and repeat as necessary. 

Tips and Tricks for Freezing Hot Dog Buns and Thawing Hot Dog Buns

  • Wrap the buns individually and then place them in a freezer safe bag, this helps to protect the buns from the harsh conditions in the freezer. 
  • Make sure to use a freezer safe bag for the buns! A typical storage bag doesn’t offer enough protection in the cold cold deep freeze! 
  • Freeze the buns as soon as you know that you have left overs. Stale buns that are frozen will still be stale when they come out of the freezer. 
  • To thaw the hot dog buns, simply lay them out on the counter the day you plan to use them or use one of the methods I discuss above. 

hot dog in bun with hot dog chili on top

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How To Freeze and Thaw Hot Dog Buns

Every time we have hot dogs, there are left over buns and it’s so wasteful to throw them out. Today I’ll show you how to freeze hot dog buns in minutes so that you never waste another one! It’s EASY and takes just a few minutes!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to freeze and thaw hot dog buns
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 118kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 Hot Dog Bun

Instructions

  • Wrap the hot dog bun in plastic wrap and place it inside of a freezer safe zip top gallon size bag. Repeat this process for each hot dog bun.
  • Squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible.
  • Write today’s date, “Hot Dog Buns” and Use By (date 3 months from now) on the bag with a sharpie marker.
  • Place into the freezer for use next time.

Notes

  • Wrap the buns individually and then place them in a freezer safe bag, this helps to protect the buns from the harsh conditions in the freezer.
  • Make sure to use a freezer safe bag for the buns! A typical storage bag doesn’t offer enough protection in the cold cold deep freeze!
  • Freeze the buns as soon as you know that you have left overs. Stale buns that are frozen will still be stale when they come out of the freezer.
  • To thaw the hot dog buns, simply lay them out on the counter the day you plan to use them or use one of the methods I discuss above.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How To Freeze and Thaw Hot Dog Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 213mg9%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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GG

Sunday 20th of September 2020

Had thaw hot dog buns for immediate use. This worked perfectly. Buns were super soft like being steamed.

Wendi Spraker

Monday 21st of September 2020

Hi GG! Thanks for leaving a comment and I'm glad you enjoyed your hot dog buns!

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