Sunday, December 4, 2011

Homemade Croutons

Let me tell you this. These taste 1000% better than store bought, pre-seasoned, and boxed croutons. Plus you can make them with your bread that's already a few days old, & isn't fresh enough to serve with dinner. Try it....Enjoy!

Homemade Croutons 

You’ll need:

1 Loaf Crusty, French or Italian style sourdough bread

¼ cup Olive oil

Red Pepper flakes

¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Salt & Pepper

½ teaspoon Oregano

Garlic/Onion salt to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet (with sides). Cut bread into large bite sized cubes.

In a large bowl, drizzle olive oil over bread, stirring frequently. Stir well, and then add remaining seasonings, and cheese, stirring as you add them.

Once thoroughly combined, add to pan, and bake for 10 minutes.

Mix. Continue to bake for 5 minutes at a time until you have the desired crispiness. Remove. Cool & store in a large zip lock bag at room temperature. 


  1. I like to make croutons using Ezekiel Bread - I find that I only really like it when it't toasted to begin with, and adding a little oil and herbs really kicks them up a notch! Thanks for posting!

  2. Oh wow, these look good! My mom makes homemade croutons and I LOVE eating them. I think I should give it a try. Love the addition of the red pepper flakes to kick up th heat. Yum!

  3. Elizabeth-Is Ezekiel Bread the really high grain bread?

  4. Maggie-Thanks. They are really good on top of the Roasted Tomato & Sherry Soup....yum