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How To Freeze and Thaw Hamburger Buns

Every time we have hamburgers, there are left over buns and it’s so wasteful to throw them out. Today I’ll show you how to freeze hamburger buns in minutes so that you never waste another one! It’s EASY and takes just a few minutes!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time0 mins
freeze time11 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to freeze hamburger buns
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker
Cost: $1


  • plastic wrap
  • Zip lock type bag
  • Sharpie marker
  • freezer


  • 1 Hamburger Bun


To Freeze the Hamburger Bun

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

To Thaw the Hamburger Bun

  • Remove the package of hamburger 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. OR...
  • 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. OR.....
  • 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. 



  • 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 hamburger buns, simply lay them out on the counter the day you plan to use them or use one of the methods I discuss above.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg