Rating: 5 stars
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Don't let stale baguettes go to waste! These garlic-parmesan croutons are the perfect crunchy topper for salads and soups. And they're ridiculously easy to make.

Recipe Summary

cook:
40 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 55 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.

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  • Stir olive oil and garlic together in a bowl. Let sit at room temperature until flavors are infused, about 3 hours.

  • Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Pour garlic oil through a strainer onto the bread; toss to coat bread with oil. Add 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Italian seasoning, paprika, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper; toss to coat. Spread bread cubes out in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn croutons and bake 15 minutes more. Push croutons together with a spatula so that they are in a compact rectangle on the baking sheet and no longer spread out; sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over the top. Bake until cheese is melted and the bread is crispy and crunchy, 10 to 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

474 calories; protein 12.7g; carbohydrates 34.1g; fat 32.4g; cholesterol 13.2mg; sodium 889.9mg. Full Nutrition
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