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Bacon Croutons Recipe

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Bacon croutons are the perfect way to add some extra flavor to any soup or salad. This homemade croutons recipe is so easy to make! Baked croutons with the added taste of bacon. What could be better?!
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  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 3 cups Cubes of Bread Rustic Italian works well
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt or kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cheeseburger Soup for serving (or your fave salad!)


  • Heat oven to 400°F and set oven rack to middle position. Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  • Halve the bacon down the middle through each slice and cut the bacon into 1/2–inch. Cut the bread into 1/2–inch cubes. The bacon and bread should be the same size.
  • Place the bacon pieces on the prepared sheet pan and place in the oven. Cook the bacon just until the fat begins to render, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the bread cubes and toss with a rubber spatula to coat with the fat.
  • Cook 15-20 minutes or until the bacon and bread are golden and crisp. Stir the bacon croutons halfway through roasting.
  • Remove from the oven season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Cool completely. Once cooled, keep in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days.
  • These pair perfectly with Cheeseburger Soup, but are also great with many salads and other soups.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 72mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg