These crisp, buttery croutons are good on salads, soups or just as a snack. Toss the croutons in a salad or garnish a bowl of soup with them.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Combine melted butter, Italian seasoning, olive oil, and kosher salt in a large bowl; add bread cubes and toss to coat. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the bread cubes; toss to coat. Spread onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

63.2 calories; 1.3 g protein; 5.4 g carbohydrates; 10.4 mg cholesterol; 122.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2014
Excellent. I've been making my own croutons from day-old bread for awhile. When I see a loaf of sourdough on the mark-down shelf, I bring it home and make croutons. Seasonings here are spot-on. And...butter is best but I sometimes use half butter and half olive oil to cut the cholesterol. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2014
Excellent. I've been making my own croutons from day-old bread for awhile. When I see a loaf of sourdough on the mark-down shelf, I bring it home and make croutons. Seasonings here are spot-on. And...butter is best but I sometimes use half butter and half olive oil to cut the cholesterol. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2014
Excellent. I've been making my own croutons from day-old bread for awhile. When I see a loaf of sourdough on the mark-down shelf, I bring it home and make croutons. Seasonings here are spot-on. And...butter is best but I sometimes use half butter and half olive oil to cut the cholesterol. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2013
These croutons were Super easy peasy! I had gotten a loaf of garlic sourdough bread for some other recipe and was wondering what to do with the rest well I found this in my RB and Ta Da salad crunchy yumminess! Try this yourself you won't be sorry you did! Thank you DebbyJean:) Keeper no doubt! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2015
This works well with making garlic bread also...YUM! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2017
Don't get me wrong they are fantastic with great crunch and lots of flavor. Everyone in my huge family has been eating them without the salad. Lol. They are eating them like potato chips. The only complaint from everyone was the sodium. They are saltier than our family usually eats. Otherwise totally delicious. Thanks for the great recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2014
Love this great recipe! Only problem I had was how much is 6 slices bread? Size of bread varies as well as size of slice. But it didn't stop me from making these wonderful croutons. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2020
I didn’t have enough butter, so I offset with olive oil and they still tasted amazing! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2020
I made them and I am making them again. they were so good we found ourselves eating them for a snack. I will never be out of them again Thanks for the wonderful recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2017
I would use just a smidgen less on the Italian seasoning. Easy to make and so yummy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2019
Will never buy store-bought croutons again. This was so easy and scrumptious. Can t wait to play around and test different seasonings. Read More