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Hoagie Buns

Fresh from the oven, these homemade buns provide a delicious and convenient way to serve my beef.—Betty Sitzman, Wray, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 8 to 8-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add 1 tablespoon sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the remaining warm water and sugar. Beat in the oil, salt and 4 cups flour until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 18 pieces. Shape each into an oval. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. With a scissors, cut a 1/4-in.-deep slash across the top of each. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 20 minutes.
  • Bake at 400° for 13-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 237 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • Susan
    Jun 6, 2018

    These are awesome and very versatile rolls. I give them an egg wash and sprinkle them with sesame seeds and use them for submarine sandwiches. I've also used them for italian beef and they don't fall apart.

  • shannondobos
    Jan 12, 2018

    These were perfect! I halved the recipe, and used these buns to serve my slow cooker pulled-beef. They stood up to the juices, melted cheese, and slaw that I serve it with, without the roll itself being too heavy or dense. I will definitely make these again!

  • amsm
    Sep 27, 2015

    I will definitely be making these again! These were so good and easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly, cutting it in half.

  • trixiejo302
    Oct 29, 2011

    This is a great recipe that is so versatile. I've made hoagie buns, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, and a loaf of bread with it. It's simple and tastes really good. Besides, nothing beats the smell of home-made break baking in the oven.

  • CooksALotMike
    May 17, 2011

    I have made this recipe dozens and dozens of times for parties, graduations, and just to serve as rolls. I add some powdered milk powder to the recipe to help keep them a little more moist. My favorite bun recipe!

  • CArchambault
    Feb 14, 2011

    This is what I was looking for and it's so Easy....The taste was Fantasic.....Great for French Dips.......Thank You!!!

  • staceycor
    Jan 7, 2011

    Very simple and great taste, added a some whole wheat flour.

  • The Recreational Gourmet
    Dec 6, 2010

    These turned out delicious! Simple and tasty!

  • LauraManning
    Oct 27, 2010

    Very good!

  • yaconn
    Jul 19, 2010

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