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
- 2-3 bread slices, day-old or stale
- 1½ 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.
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.
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!
Thinly sliced Brussels sprouts have a distinctive flavor and hardy structure that stands out when paired with Caesar dressing in Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad!
Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad
Heat saute pan over medium-high heat for about 1 minute.
Add olive oil and Brussels sprouts. Cook, stirring occasionally for 7-9 minutes until lightly browned.
Pour dressing over warm sprouts and toss to combine. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and croutons. Season with salt and pepper.
Hack: Check the produce department for loose Brussels sprouts. If you don’t see them, ask a clerk if they’re available.
Did you know? Brussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous collection of vegetables which are associated with lowering the risk of some types of cancer.
Suggestion: Pair this with French dip casserole for a hearty and delicious meal!