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Onion Hamburger Buns

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onion hamburger buns

Let’s talk buns. The hamburger version that is! I have the most amazing 40 minute hamburger bun recipe that I posted last year, but I decided it was time to find something new. I tossed around the idea of just adding sesame seeds to my tried and true recipe, but eventually decided on some simple onion hamburger buns. It takes just about the same amount of time as my 40 minute recipe and is basically no fail.

onion hamburger buns ingredients

The biggest addition are these dried minced onions. You can find these in the spice section or baking aisle of any grocery store. I’ve been amazed at all of the fun ways we’ve found to use them! Toss them into your hamburgers, mix them into taco meat, or even shake things up in your salad dressings!

onion hamburger buns recipe

Onion Hamburger Buns

Onion Hamburger Buns

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Rise Time: 50 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onions, plus more for topping
  • 1 egg white for egg wash


  1. Combine the milk, water, butter, flour, yeast, sugar, salt, egg and 1 tablespoon dried onions in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  2. Stir until combined with the paddle attachment.
  3. Switch to the dough hook and knead for 8 minutes or until the dough pulls from the side and forms a ball.
  4. Place the dough into a greased dish. Cover and rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces (12 if you want slider sized). Place onto a lined baking tray and cover. Let rest until doubled in size, about 10 to 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Whisk the egg white and use to brush onto the top of the unbaked bun.
  8. Sprinkle with dried onion and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Slice and enjoy.
onion hamburger buns easy recipe

If onions aren’t your thing you can actually skip that ingredient. I’ve also replaced half of the salt with a little garlic powder and loved the outcome. I love this recipe so much that I’ll be tweaking it a bit to create a few more fun bun options! You can store any extras in an air tight bag on the counter or in the freezer. Simply slice in half when you are ready to use them and you are all set!


Monday 14th of June 2021

I am still wondering whether or not there is a whole egg that goes into the dough. You mentioned six years ago to a commentor that you were going to make adjustments to the recipe, but you never corrected it or stated whether or not an egg goes in it


Monday 14th of June 2021

Hi there. I just tested this recipe and there is for sure an entire egg inside the dough. I have adjusted the recipe to reflect the proper instructions. Apologies and thank you for bringing this to my attention.


Sunday 30th of December 2018

I put some of the onion in the dough. YUMMY!


Monday 8th of February 2021

@Jesseca, so do we use the egg or not?


Monday 31st of December 2018

Ooooh! That sounds delicious!

Cassie Anne

Tuesday 27th of January 2015

I was making these buns and measuring the ingredients- it says one egg in the recipe, and then also one egg white. I know the egg white is for the glaze, but what about the other whole egg? Eek. Gotta make a guess as to what to do now!!!


Friday 30th of January 2015

Oops!looks like I got ahead of myself when typing out the recipe. I'll make the adjustments today.

Yvonne @ TriedandTasty

Thursday 1st of May 2014

These look yummy! I'll have to give them a try!

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