Homemade Croutons

These crunchy, buttery sourdough croutons are tossed in Olive Oil and sprinkled with freshly Grated Parmesan cheese. They’re so easy to make at home and can be ready in just 15 minutes! 

Sourdough-Croutons
Sourdough-Croutons

This is a perfect way to make use of some older stale bread that you might have lying around, especially a nice crusty homemade loaf.

Ingredients-for-Croutons
Ingredients-for-Croutons

BEST MADE FOR HOMEMADE CROUTONS

-A loaf of crusty Artisan bread is perfect for making croutons, particularly if it’s about 3 days old.

-Perfect examples include Sourdough, Ciabatta, and French Bread.

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Sliced-Sourdough-Bread
Sliced-Bread-for-croutons
Sliced-Bread-for-croutons

BEST OLIVE OIL FOR CROUTONS

-Make sure you use high quality extra virgin olive oil when making this recipe.

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Sliced-Bread-for-croutons
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Croutons-before-Baking

SHELF LIFE OF HOMEMADE CROUTONS

-Homemade croutons made with Parmesan cheese can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for 2-3 days. 

To extend the shelf life of homemade croutons, omit the Parmesan cheese and store for up to two weeks. 

cubes of bread on a baking sheet after being baked for homemade croutons.

Homemade Croutons

Servings:

10

Prep Time

10 MINS

Cook Time

10 MINS

Total Time

20 MINS 

Author

Zeeshan

Course:

SALAD

Cuisine:

AMERICAN

These crunchy, buttery sourdough croutons are tossed in Olive Oil and sprinkled with freshly Grated Parmesan cheese. They’re so easy to make at home and can be ready in just 15 minutes!


Ingredients

  • 1 loaf sourdough bread 3 days old
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut the sour dough bread into bite-sized cubes.
  3. Place the cubes on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic powder salt, and pepper.
  4. Use a large spoon to toss the cubes and evenly coat them in the oil and toppings.
  5. Spread the cubes around, leaving space around each one so that the edges can crisp up. Use 2 baking sheets if needed.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. (Mine were done after 10 minutes exactly.)
  7. Leave them on the baking sheet to cool. Once fully cooled, store them in an airtight container for 2-3 days. 

Recipe Notes

  • French Bread and Ciabatta Bread are also perfect for making croutons. 
  • To extend the shelf life of homemade croutons, omit the Parmesan cheese and store for up to two weeks. 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

 Calories: 186, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 322 mg, Potassium: 57 mg, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g, Protein: 6 g, Vitamin A: 15%, Vitamin C: 0.1%, Calcium: 44%, Iron: 1.7%

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These crunchy, buttery sourdough croutons are tossed in Olive Oil and sprinkled with freshly Grated Parmesan cheese. They’re so easy to make at home and can be ready in just 15 minutes!
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