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This old family recipe is very popular. We also use these croutons to top our favorite Italian Wedding Soup. Leftover croutons can be frozen and reheated in a 450° oven for 5 minutes or until heated through.—Anita DelSignore, North Fort Myers, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 75 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 0 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; gradually add to eggs. Spread evenly into a parchment paper-lined 9-in. square baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan; cut into 1-in. cubes. Increase temperature to 450°. Place cubes on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes longer, turning once. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Cheese Croutons in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p20


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