Easy Homemade Croutons

Easy Homemade Croutons

2-3 bread slices, day old or stale

1 ½ tbls 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: 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.

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4 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!

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