Easy Homemade Croutons

These easy homemade croutons are way better than store-bought and they toast up quickly in a skillet! Serve them over salads or in soup!

Easy Homemade Croutons

Easy Homemade Croutons

Course Salad
Servings 5
Calories 80 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 bread slices, day-old or stale
  • tbsp butter

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
Keyword croutons, easy, fast and easy, homemade, quick and easy, salad, stale bread, vegetarian

While most consider croutons to be just a crunchy treat, they actually have some nutritional benefits!

Suggestion:  Use these croutons to dress up your Brussels sprout Caesar salad or garden-fresh tomato soup!

Day-old or stale Simple White Bread, or Oatmeal Honey Sandwich Rolls would make great croutons!

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