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Cheese Croutons

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
    4 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups 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

Directions

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