Rating: 4.94 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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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 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 5.4g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 10.4mg; sodium 122.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

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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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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
(7)
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: 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
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2018
I have wanted to make homemade croutons forever and finally did thanks to this easy recipe! Mine were done in about 10 mins so I would recommend keeping a close eye on them. I thought the amount of seasoning was perfect however I think I will do less butter and more olive oil next time due to personal preference. I don't think I'll be buying store bought anymore! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2015
This works well with making garlic bread also...YUM! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2020
Very good. Needed to cook longer than 20 minutes to get nice and crisp and not soggy. More like 30 minutes at 325. I omitted the Italian seasoning and substituted fresh garlic. Used in soup. Yummy! Read More
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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
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