Quarter Note Croutons Recipe
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Quarter Note Croutons Recipe

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A cookie cutter shaped like a musical note is instrumental to making these crunchy croutons from French bread. Slices are topped with a buttery garlic blend, sprinkled with two kinds of cheese and browned to perfection.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 163 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Cut bread into 10 diagonal slices (5 in. x 2-1/2-in.). Cut each slice with a 4-in. musical note cookie cutter. (Discard remaining bread or save for another use.) In a bowl, combine the butter, garlic salt and oregano. Brush over one side of each note. Place on a baking sheet; sprinkle with cheeses. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10 croutons.
Originally published as Quarter Note Croutons in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p53

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