Friday, May 24, 2013

Homemade Croutons {Foodie Friday}

Once upon a time there was a loaf of bread going bad on my counter. I cut it up and made croutons. The end.
Wow that was a great story. No, really, because these croutons are delicious. In fact I have eaten half of them straight from the container. No salad, no dressing, just croutons. And the nice thing is that you can add flavors, spices and cheese combinations that you like too. This is so easy to do, so don’t let your stale bread go to waste!

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Homemade Croutons

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 6 slices bread
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 3-4 tsp dried Italian seasoning (or dried parsley)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 300°F. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
Remove the crust and cut the bread into small cubes.

Combine the oil, garlic powder, salt and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl.

Toss the bread crumbs with oil mixture to coat.

Spread the bread cubes on prepared cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake for 30 minutes or until dry, crispy, and golden brown.

 Store croutons in air-tight container or ziplock bag. Makes 4 cups. Enjoy!

Source: Skinnytaste


  1. I was justlooking at some stale bread on my counter and I was going to wing it but then I saw your post Perfect timing, thank you!! :) Michelle

  2. Sounds very delicious!

    I never waste stale bread, so I'm definitely adding this recipe to my list.

    You can check here for some additional ideas of using stale bread -

    p.s. found you via Real Family Fun

  3. Yum! I love homemade croutons. You are right...never let the bread go to waste. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.