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How to Make Homemade Croutons
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How to Make Homemade Croutons

How to Make Homemade Croutons using a handful of simple ingredients that taste better than the store-bought version you're use to enjoying!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Keyword baked, bread, croutons, easy, homemade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 813kcal
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rustic bread, cubed into ¾ inches (I like to use sourdough bread)
  • cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsps Italian seasoning (See Notes for Homemade)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Pinch of sea salt + black pepper

Instructions

TO MAKE THE HOMEMADE CROUTONS:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, add the cubed bread, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, parsley, salt, and black pepper, tossing everything together until bread is fully coated. Add the bread unto the baking sheet (spreading it out evenly) and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the bread has become golden and are crisp. Remove and let it cool.
  • Serve homemade croutons atop your favorite salad, soup, stuffed veggies, polenta, eggs, etc.
  • Bon Appetit!

Notes

STORAGE: Leftovers should be cooled completely and then stored in a sealed tight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. You can freeze leftovers for up to 2 months. To serve, simply reheat in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until thawed and crispy.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Be sure to use gluten-free friendly bread for these homemade croutons. 

Nutrition

Calories: 813kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1120mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 9mg