Crouton Recipes

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Old Hamburger Bun Croutons

Rating: 4.9 stars
Have you ever wondered what to do with old extra hamburger buns? Don't throw them away! Turn them into yummy croutons! These are quite tasty, you won't regret making them! This can cater to whatever kind of meal you have. If you want, you can sprinkle Parmesan cheese over them before baking, too.

Garlic Crouton Slices

Rating: 4.8 stars
Crunchy and good with a variety of dishes, especially Vidalia® onion soup.

Cheese Garlic Croutons

Rating: 4.89 stars
Great on a salad. All of my family save there bread then bring there old bread to me. I freeze the bread then when we all run out of croutons. I will make a batch up.

Very Yummy Croutons

Rating: 4.82 stars
Delicious croutons, my family ate them all before I made the salad!


Rating: 4.81 stars
This is great to make your own croutons for your salads, etc. When you make your own you know what goes into it and you are proud of your accomplishment. You can also add your own flavorings.

Garlic Croutons

Rating: 4.81 stars
A very simple recipe, these croutons are good for a Caesar's Salad or any tossed green salad.

Homemade Croutons in the Air Fryer

Rating: 5 stars
Although store-bought croutons come in a resealable bag, they still get stale quick. Homemade are simple to make and taste much better. I started making them in the oven but if you turn your back for a minute they can go from soft to burnt. I needed a low-maintenance method so I came up with this air fryer recipe that works perfectly every single time.

Best Croutons Ever

Rating: 4.92 stars
These croutons are soft and good. I hate croutons, but I love these!

Sourdough Croutons

Rating: 4.94 stars
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.

Yummy Garlic Croutons

Rating: 4.51 stars
I eat Caesar salads just for the these croutons!

Focaccia Croutons

Rating: 5 stars
If you've never had freshly made croutons, you might not realize that a crouton doesn't have to just be a rock-hard bread brick that crumbles in your mouth. These from-scratch focaccia croutons are crunchy on the outside but still soft enough in the middle that you can actually chew them.

Caesar Salad Croutons

Rating: 4.59 stars
A fine Caesar salad is only as good as it's croutons.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cinnamon Croutons
Rating: Unrated
This is a very simple recipe for cinnamon-flavored croutons. They are delicious with a salad that includes fresh fruit, such as pears or strawberries!
Brioche Croutons
A great and inexpensive way to make a nice, buttery brioche crouton.

Bluetons (Blue Cheese Croutons)

Rating: 4.89 stars

We only use three ingredients here, which is why this works so well. Try to resist the temptation to add salt, pepper, or other spices, as the blue cheese will provide all the punch you need. We're going for pure blue cheese flavor in a buttery, crunchy package, and anything else would just get in the way.