Italian Salad Croutons Recipe

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"These crisp buttery croutons are so good," comments Ellen Benninger of Greenville, Pennsylvania. "I don't know where I got the recipe, but I've been using it for more than 10 years." Toss the croutons in a salad, garnish a bowl of soup with them or sprinkle them on top of a creamy casserole.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 bread slices, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 46 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Add bread cubes and toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Yield: about 2 cups.
Originally published as Italian Salad Croutons in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p12

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