Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

Easy, delicious croutons that you can use from an extra slice of bread you have lying around. Stale? Even better! After having these, you will never be able to buy croutons from the store ever again!  

Use any kind of leftover bread with these croutons. I think leftover sourdough bread, artisan bread, or french bread taste amazing with this recipe. The bread doesn’t have to be stale, but it also won’t hurt it if it is! Great way to use up that leftover bread. 

Video tutorial featured here on my Instagram. 

They top deliciously on top of a homemade BLT salad. See my Instagram story highlights (under “Meal Ideas” for our BLT recipe that includes a homemade dressing. 

Homemade Croutons

Lori Vaughn
Easy, delicious croutons that you can use from an extra slice of bread you have lying around. Stale? Even better!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 3 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups stale bead (leftover sourdough, artisan, or french bread tastes delicious)
  • ¼ cup salted butter or olive oil (I like using half of each)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 TB parmesan cheese freshly grated

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Cut up bread in small chunks to create about 3 cups.
  • Melt 2 TB of butter and mix with 2 TB olive oil (or do all of one kind) in a small bowl. Add garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and fresh parmesan cheese. Mix together.
  • Add the butter mixture to the bead pieces and gently toss together until the bread is evenly coated.
  • Spread evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes. Give it a gentle toss and bake for another 5-10 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  • Top salad with croutons and store any leftovers in an airtight bag/container.
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