Learn how to make homemade croutons in minutes. These are so easy and much tastier than anything store bought! Give this homemade croutons recipe a try.
how to make homemade croutons
Homemade Croutons are one of the easiest things to make in the kitchen. Not only are they easy, but they are also very tasty.
These actually taste better than the store bought. Plus, you will save money making them at home.
I love how they taste and each crouton is seasoned to perfection. This is a must try.
Once you make homemade croutons, you won’t go back to store bought.
how to make croutons from bread
It took awhile before I tried making my own croutons. I had a partial loaf of bread that was a little too stale for sandwiches and I hate to throw away things I can use, so I finally decided to give it a try.
WOW even using just an inexpensive store bread and a few seasonings these homemade croutons were amazing. I don’t know what took me so long.
I am convinced – homemade is definitely better than store bought. The best part – you are able to leave out more than a few unpronounceable ingredients.
I love knowing exactly what we are eating and not having any extra ingredients. I feel so much better about this and giving my family this.
Try any bread that you like and any seasonings you have on hand. This is my particular favorite flavor combo because Italian croutons are what I always buy anyway.
What kind of bread to use for homemade croutons?
Next time you find older bread on sale or find that your bread has gone stale – buy some to make your homemade croutons.
Any type of bread will do but I prefer the heartier breads because they make thicker croutons. I like to use French bread, Sourdough or Italian bread.
What ingredients do you need to make homemade croutons?
- olive oil
- Italian Seasoning
- Parmesan Cheese
That is it! This is so simple that you will wonder why you didn’t make this sooner.
How do you make croutons?
First, stack the bread and chop vertically and then horizontally twice to get 9 pieces. Try to get it as even as possible but it is ok if it is not exact.
Depending on the size of your bread and how big you want your croutons, you can cut them smaller or larger.
Next, in a large bowl combine the olive oil, Italian Seasoning and Parmesan Cheese.
Toss the bread chunks in the bowl until well coated.
Spread the coated bread pieces on a baking sheet and bake in oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees to 375 degrees.
This usually takes about 15 minutes but I would keep an eye on them. This can vary based on type of bread or size you cut the croutons.
Let the croutons cool and that is it! You are going to love this easy recipe.
Now you know how to make croutons and it is so easy!
How to store homemade croutons:
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
How long do homemade croutons last?
The croutons will last for up to 2 weeks if stored properly.
Can I freeze homemade croutons?
Yes, just put the croutons in resealable bag and put in the freezer. Another option is to put the stale bread cubes in the freezer and you will have those whenever you are ready to make croutons.
I love this option for when I do not want to waste bread but I also can’t make the croutons that minute.
These are the best homemade croutons!
Make this seasoned crouton recipe in Minutes!
We love homemade croutons for caesar salad, soup and much more. You will love having these delicious croutons to enjoy in just minutes.
The garlic powder salt and pepper all combine to make golden brown and crisp croutons with the best flavor. So good!
Make them in bigger batches if you want.
You can easily double or triple this recipe. You can substitute olive oil for melted butter, and season with just salt and pepper. Maybe a smoky Chipotle seasoning to toss them in.
The possibilities are endless for these delicious croutons. You can literally make tons of different flavor combinations.
We have a lot of fun making these and trying new things. Let us know if you try these and what you think.
I bet your family just love these homemade croutons. We hardly ever buy store bought croutons now that we know how easy it is to make them at home.
Plus, they really taste so much better. I think they taste amazing from french bread and it is a great way to use leftover bread.
We are saving money and eating better. It is a win all around. 🙂
Have you ever tried to make your own croutons?
Print this homemade croutons recipe below:
Homemade croutons are much easier to make than you think. Try this homemade croutons recipe today.
- 6 slices bread
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
- 3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
Stack bread ( I do 3 at a time) and chop vertically twice and then horizontally twice to come up with 9 relatively even pieces. Depending on the size of your bread and how big you want your croutons you can cut them smaller or larger.
In a large bowl combine olive oil, Italian Seasoning, and Parmesan cheese, toss bread chunks in bowl until well coated.
Spread coated bread pieces on a baking sheet and bake in oven that has been preheated to 350° for 15 minutes or until browned.
Cool and store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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