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Seasoned Croutons

 Seasoned Croutons
My homemade croutons make any salad outstanding.—Shelley McKinney, New Castle, Indiana
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 slices day-old bread, cubed

Directions

  • In an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan, combine the butter, oil
  • and seasonings. Heat in a 300° oven until butter is melted.
  • Remove from the oven; stir to combine.
  • Add bread cubes and toss to coat. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until
  • lightly browned, stirring frequently. Cool. Store in the
  • refrigerator in an airtight container. Yield: 3 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup equals 60 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.