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Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 ,omites
  • Total Time: 8 minute
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


It’s easy to make homemade croutons! This croutons recipe makes crunchy, well-seasoned bites that are tastier than store-bought.


  • 4 cups bread, cut into cubes (about 4 medium slices)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. Cut the bread into small cubes or tear it into bite-sized pieces. Place the cubes in a medium bowl.
  3. Toss with the olive oil, kosher salt, garlic powder, and a few grinds of black pepper. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and top with the bread cubes.
  4. Bake until evenly golden brown and crisp, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, which lets them crisp up fully. (Croutons can be made in advance. Allow to cool completely to room temperature, then store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.)
  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

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