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
Calories 80 kcal
- 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.
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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
Calories 365 kcal
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.
Keyword Brussels sprouts, Caesar salad, low calorie, vegetable side dish
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!