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Homemade Croutons

Learn how to make homemade croutons that are crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and SO much better than store bought croutons. Use in salads, soups, stuffing, and more!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keywords croutons, homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 187 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf crusty French, Italian, or Sourdough bread
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Cut the loaf of bread into 3/4-inch cubes and place in a large bowl. Drizzle the bread cubes with olive oil and melted butter. Sprinkle the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper over the bread. Toss until all of the bread cubes are well coated.

  3. Spread the bread cubes onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure the bread cubes are in an even layer and not touching.

  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, tossing halfway through, or until the croutons are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Croutons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.