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How to Make Homemade Croutons

Use a sturdy white bread like sourdough or an Italian pugliese and add your own favorite seasonings, herbs or spices—garlic and herb is my favorite—and you'll find yourself making these bread bites all of the time, too.

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword croutons
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 197 kcal


  • 4 cups bread cubes cut into 3/4 inch squares from a sturdy bread like sourdough
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.

  2. Place the bread cubes in a large bowl and set aside. Heat the olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat until the garlic begins to turn golden and becomes fragrant, about 4-5 minutes. Be careful the garlic doesn’t burn or it will taste bitter. Strain or pick the garlic cloves out of the oil and discard or save for another use.

  3. Drizzle the oil over the bread cubes and toss to coat. Scatter onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until the bread cubes are golden, flipping the cubes occasionally. Remove from the oven and add back to the bowl. Toss with the parsley and salt and pepper and set aside to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 2 months. To use, bake the frozen croutons on a baking sheet at 300°F until thawed and crisp.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Homemade Croutons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 292mg13%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 84IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.