Homemade Croutons

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade croutons
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 233
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
the perfect croutons for any salad. take your salad from good, to amazing! enjoy.
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  • 1 Baguette of day-old bread or 6-8 slices of Texas Toast or whatever bread you like
  • 8 T Butter
  • 3 T Olive Oil
  • 1/4 t. Kosher Salt or whatever kind you have
  • 1/4 t. Lowry's Seasoned Salt or Penzeys 4s Seasoned Salt
  • 3 dashes Lemon Pepper
  • 3 dashes Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 t. Bouquet Garni or dried parsley or another herb you like
  • 1/2 t. Garlic Pwdr.


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • Cube the bread to the size you desire.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter.
  • Add all seasonings.
  • Add the bread and stir until the bread is well coated.
  • Spread the buttered bread evenly onto the cookie sheet.
  • Place in the preheated 325 degree oven.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the oven, but do NOT open the door.
  • Leave the croutons in the oven at least two hours or overnight.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • ENJOY !!


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 34mg | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg