Have leftover Hawaiian rolls from holiday recipes or party food? We have easy ideas for everyone’s favorite sweet rolls, from what to put on leftover Hawaiian rolls, how to make desserts from rolls, and even our favorite leftover roll slider recipe!
Best Recipes For Leftover Hawaiian Rolls
16 Recipes With Hawaiian Rolls Leftover
- Garlic Bread Rolls
- Mini Bread Dip Bowls
- Mini Hawaiian Bread French Toast Bites
- Bread Roll Pudding Recipe
- Panzanella Salad
- Hawaiian Bread Bread Pudding Sundaes
- Fondue Recipes
- Ham and Cheese Slider Rolls
- Easy Croutons
- Bread Pudding Muffins
- Bread Parfaits
- Bread Stuffing / Dressing with Bread
- French Toast Casserole Recipes
- Hawaiian Roll Bread Pudding Sundaes
- Easy Monkey Bread With Leftover Hawaiian Rolls
See the full list of leftover Hawaiian rolls recipe instructions below and ideas on what to do with dinner rolls. Don’t miss more tips for leftovers at the bottom!
Is it OK to freeze Hawaiian rolls?
Yes, you can freeze leftover Hawaiian rolls. Freezing can be a great way to extend the shelf life of the rolls and prevent them from going stale, especially if you have packages of rolls leftover that you never used for holiday dinners (like we always do!). Put the rolls inside a freezer bag, date, and place in the freezer for up to 6 months.
HELPFUL TIP: Consider freezing rolls in small portions to make it easier to thaw and use only the amount you need.
Quick & Easy Ideas for Leftover Hawaiian Rolls
Here are easy recipes using Hawaiian rolls leftover from holidays, cookouts, or parties! We like both King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls and Aunt Millie’s Hawaiian Rolls, but you use any brand you have!
Garlic Bread Rolls
One of the easiest ways to use leftover rolls is for an easy garlic bread.
Slice the rolls, spread garlic butter on each side, and toast in the oven for a quick and easy garlic bread recipe ready in minutes.
French Toast Casserole Recipes
Use the rolls to make a delicious breakfast casserole.
Slice the rolls and line a casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Pour a mixture of eggs, milk, and cinnamon over the sliced rolls.
Bake for a tasty breakfast treat!
Bread Pudding Recipe
Turn the Hawaiian rolls into a scrumptious bread pudding by tearing them into pieces and using them with your favorite bread pudding recipe of (custard mixture made of eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla). Bake until set.
Leftover Ham and Cheese Slider Sandwiches
Create mini sandwiches or sliders by splitting the rolls and filling them with your favorite meats, cheeses, and condiments.
Hawaiian roll sliders are one of my favorite recipes for leftover holiday ham and Swiss cheese. (They’re good for leftover turkey sliders and game day individual sliders, too!)
Cube the leftover dinner rolls. Toss them in olive oil, salt, and your favorite herbs. Bake until lightly crispy to make homemade croutons for salads or soups.
This is a great recipe if you have stale rolls leftover from dinner!
Bread Pudding Muffins
Use muffin tins to make individual servings of bread pudding with the leftover rolls.
Tear up pieces of the muffins and use them in your favorite bread pudding recipe.
Bread and Sausage Stuffing
Cube the rolls and use them as a base for a delicious stuffing with sausage, herbs, and vegetables, or use them in my favorite sausage stuffing instead of store-bought bread cubes.
I love any stale bread for leftover stuffing recipes.
Mini Bread Dip Bowls
Soft Hawaiian rolls are great for mini dip bowls!
Hollow out the tops of the rolls to create edible dip bowls for a fun and creative presentation.
Pinch out the center of the rolls (leaving them sides and bottom in tact) and fill with your favorite dip. Kids love this as a bread bowl for ranch served with fresh veggies.
Leftover King’s Hawaiian bread is great for parfaits! Cube the rolls and layer them with flavored yogurt, fruit, fresh berries, granola, and whipped cream to make an easy DIY parfait. Easy recipe for kids to make on their own, too!
Bread and Tomato Salad
Cube the rolls and toss them with fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and balsamic vinaigrette for an easy take on a panzanella salad.
RECIPE TIP: Classic panzanella is made with stale bread cubes, so you can use your stale leftover Hawaiian rolls in this recipe.
YOU’LL ALSO LOVE THIS LEFTOVER RECIPE: HOW TO MAKE LEFTOVER MASHED POTATO PANCAKES
Hawaiian Bread French Toast Bites
Slice the rolls in half and coat them in a mixture of eggs, milk. Cook them on in a pan with melted butter.
Top with fresh fruit, yogurt, and/or and maple syrup for easy mini French toast bites for kids!
These are really fun breakfast recipes for Christmas morning breakfast or day after Thanksgiving ideas.
Bread and Cheese Fondue
Fluffy Hawaiian rolls are perfect for fondue pots!
Cube the rolls and use them for dipping into a delicious cheese fondue.
Use your leftover rolls in raclette sandwiches or for bread to dip into raclette cheese.
This is one of our favorite party appetizer recipes for family get-togethers or holiday parties!
Hawaiian Roll Bread Pudding Sundaes
Cut rolls into cubes. Toss bread cubes in cinnamon and sugar.
Place in bottom of ice cream dish and add ice cream. Drizzle with caramel or chocolate sauce. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, chopped nuts or other favorite sundae toppings.
Easy Monkey Bread With Leftover Hawaiian Rolls
Substitute leftover rolls in your favorite monkey bread recipe. They work great and make delicious monkey bread!
What are your favorite things to do with sweet Hawaiian rolls?
ALSO TRY THIS RECIPE FOR LEFTOVERS: WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER BAGELS
If you’re looking for more leftover bread recipes, check out this easy leftover bagel idea (even great for stale bagels!).
How To Make Bagel Chips From Leftover Bagels
- Everything bagels, sliced into chips
- Melted butter or olive oil
- Garlic powder