Focaccia Croutons

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Focaccia croutons are delicious! If you've never had freshly made croutons, you might not realize that a crouton doesn't have to be a rock-hard bread brick that crumbles in your mouth. These from-scratch croutons are crunchy on the outside but still soft enough in the middle that you can actually chew them.

1
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 cups croutons

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • stick butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • 3 ½ cups rosemary focaccia bread, cut into thumbnail-sized pieces

Directions

  1. Crush garlic into a paste with a mortar and pestle.

  2. Mix crushed garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, butter, salt, thyme, and onion powder together until relatively homogenous. Let sit for 10 minutes.

  3. Place bread cubes in a large bowl and spoon butter mixture on top. Toss well to make sure all cubes are coated. Cover and let sit until bread soaks up the mixture, about 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread bread on a cookie sheet in a single layer.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven, flipping once halfway, until golden brown and firm to the touch, 8 to 10 minutes.

Tips

Make the focaccia from scratch if you really want to go the whole nine yards.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

80 Calories
6g Fat
5g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 14mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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