Homemade Croutons

We eat a LOT of salads in our house, one with every meal normally.  We ran out of croutons the other day and I really wanted some, so I decided to make my own.  I didn’t have any fancy bread, so I just used the regular sliced bread I had on hand.

Homemade Croutons

Yield:  about 2 cups


4 slices regular white bread

2-3 tablespoons butter, melted

seasonings to taste (salt, garlic powder, parsley)


Cut each slice of bread into bite-sized pieces.  Cover a baking pan with aluminum foil and spread out pieces of bread.  Bake at 350 for about ten minutes, or until crisp.  While this is baking, mix butter and seasonings in a small bowl or cup. 

Remove bread from oven and dump into a large bowl.  Toss with the butter mixture until all pieces are evenly coated.  Do this quickly before they get a chance to get soggy.  Return to pan and continue to bake until your desired doneness.  Allow to cool, then store in an airtight container.  Serve on salads.

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Homemade Croutons







The Verdict:  Well my husband said he loves these and doesn’t see why I bother buying the ones at the store if I knew how to do this!  Um, because it’s easy.  But I probably WILL start making my own more because the ones at the store are so crunchy you feel like your neighbors can probably hear you chewing!  I didn’t make mine very hard, more like the ones at Outback, if you’re familiar with theirs.  Also, I was out of parsley so that would have added a visual element to them.  But all in all, very yummy!


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