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How to Make Croutons: Recipe

How to make croutons. Make your own croutons with stale bread, seasonings and olive oil.

How to Make Croutons

Wondering how to make croutons?

Do you have some leftover bread taking up space in your pantry?

Once you try this simple crouton recipe you will never buy them again.

What are Croutons exactly?

Croutons are simply seasoned toasted bread cubes.

They are super easy to make and once you have tasted them you will purposely let your bread get stale so you can make them.

What can I make with Stale Bread

Whenever I am at the market I always grab a baguette. I never really have a plan for the loaf but they are always nice to have on hand. Bread goes with everything. Sometimes the loaf gets pushed off to the side and gets kinda stale. Instead of tossing it I either make this Banana Bread Pudding or make croutons.

Flavor your Croutons

Once you get this basic recipe down get creative and add different seasoning. 

Try these seasonings to make your own recipe.

  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Nutmeg (for Fall inspired salads)
  • Toss in Ranch powdered mix
  • Taco seasoning
  • Chinese 5 spice
  • Herbs de Provence

How to Make Croutons Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Croutons

Fresh and Crunchy. These homemade croutons will be the best you ever had.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, salad, uses for stale bread
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 8
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 1/2 loaf of a stale French Baguette cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning blend
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  1. In a large bowl mix together the olive oil, salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
  2. Add bread cubes and toss to coat with olive oil mixture.
  3. Lay bread cubes flat on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes at 375F.
  5. Remove from the oven and toss the croutons.
  6. Place back in the oven and bake for another 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool.
  8. Store in an airtight container or in a zip lock plastic bag. Squeeze the excess air out of the ziplock bag.
  9. Serve on salads, soups, or eat as a crunchy snack.


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