Easy Homemade Croutons

Easy Homemade Croutons

Easy Homemade Croutons


2-3 bread slices, day-old or stale

1 ½ tbsp butter

Cut bread into ½“ cubes (about 1½ cups).

Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add bread cubes and toss to coat. Continue to cook, tossing frequently, until golden brown. Remove from heat.


5 servings, 80 calories per serving

Hack:  Use these when making Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad!

Hack: Jazz up your croutons by adding ⅛ tsp of spice to melted butter. Use garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning or whatever spice you desire!

Hack: Croutons can be stored, tightly covered, for 10 days at room temperature or frozen for up to 6 months.

Hack: Use day-old or stale Simple White Bread, Oatmeal Honey Sandwich Rolls or Garlic Herb Focaccia Bread to make these croutons!



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8 Replies to “Easy Homemade Croutons”

  1. It is interesting how easy this recipe is, and I never before thought of making croutons and storing them. I like them in my salads and floating on the top of my soup. I have to try this. What looks really special is the tip where I will add garlic or other spices to jazz them up a bit. Thanks again Cynthia. i am enjoying your quick cook suggestions

    1. Thank you for your kind comments!  I got the idea to make my own croutons from my daughter when she was in the culinary program at her high school.  I hope you like them!

  2. Good day Cynthia. Thanks for this interesting article in which you have highlighted ways to easily make croutons at home. This is will be very helpful to me in the long run as I would love to make some croutons from what I have learnt to serve my guest and friends during the Christmas period. This can be a between meals snack or more of an appetizer. 

    1. Yes, it would make a great appetizer that could be dipped in seasoned olive oil or they could be served with salads.  I think you’ll find that these are far tastier than the store-bought version!

  3. Hi Cynthia, this looks really easy, even for a beginner like me! What meals would you recommend to serve these croutons with?

    I’m not a very enthusiastic cook, but just coming onto this first page, I love the look and feel of it and how easy you have made the recipe seem. I’ve book marked your site as a favourite so that I can come back and spend some more time on it and maybe try some of your other recipes!

    1. There are a lot of ways to use croutons!  In salads (of course), over soup or chili, in stuffing or sprinkled over the top of casseroles.  If you come up with any other ideas for them, please let me know!

  4. Well that’s certainly an easy recipe. I really love croutons on my salad but I’ve never actually thought of making my own. Makes sense you could use stale bread to do so. I need to find a lot more recipes to use up my stale bread rather than tossing it away when it gets too flavorless to eat.

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