Quick and easy homemade croutons – use any bread!
Crunchy homemade croutons satisfy all your salad needs! Ditch that bag of store-bought croutons and make your own at home! delicious!
I think we can all agree that aside from the dressing, croutons are everyone’s favorite part of a salad! ! Once you see how easy these are to make at home, you’ll never buy store bought again! Be sure to try these in your next soup – you’ll love it!
Homemade is better
Do we all agree that homemade croutons are 100% better than store bought croutons? They always get thicker, crispier, and soak up the goodness of all salad dressings.
I can’t eat a delicious salad without croutons. Especially this Caesar Salad and these lovely Caesar Salad Wonton Cups.
And – soup! You can’t have soup without some (or many!) croutons sprinkled on top. This Broccoli Cheese Soup wouldn’t be the same without the crisp croutons on top. If you like croutons, you’ll love this homemade croutons recipe. You’ll never go back to store-bought bread slices again.
This recipe is so easy that even my kids can help! This crouton recipe is perfect for leftover bread that’s almost gone bad. Plus, no waste! It’s a win-win situation.
How to make croutons
It doesn’t matter what kind of bread you use – any bread you have at home will do! You can also buy or make a loaf of baguette to use.
cut. When your oven is preheated to 350 degrees, cut a loaf of bread into 1-inch cubes – set aside.
seasoning. Combine butter, olive oil, parmesan, and parsley in a large bowl with a fork. Add to your cubebread and toss everything together. Spread out on a baking stone or cookie sheet.
bake. Cook croutons at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. When the 20 minutes are up, turn the grill on high for 1-2 minutes and check carefully after 1 minute. Serve with any salad or soup of your choice.
storage and use
How long can homemade croutons last? Since these are seasoned with Parmesan, they will only keep for 2-3 days. You can omit the Parmesan cheese if you want to keep them longer and they will keep for up to 2 weeks.
How to store homemade croutons? To keep them crunchy, the best way to store homemade croutons is at room temperature in an airtight container for 2-3 days. You can keep them in the fridge and they will keep for a few more days, but they will lose a little crunch.
Can homemade croutons be frozen? Yes! Put them in a plastic freezer bag and keep in the refrigerator for several weeks. When you’re ready to use them, place the frozen croutons directly on the baking sheet and heat at 250° F until they are completely defrosted and crispy again.
Some of our favorite crouton salads:
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Serving Size 4 cups
Calories 389 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1/2 loaf baguette or any type of bread
Preheat oven to 350.
Cut the bread into 1-inch pieces.
Combine butter, olive oil, parmesan and parsley in a large bowl with a fork. Add your cubed bread and mix well. Spread out on a baking stone or cookie sheet.
Cook at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. When 20 minutes is up, turn the bake for 1-2 minutes, carefully checking after 1 minute. Serve with any salad of your choice.
Any type of bread will work with this croutons recipe.