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Seasoned Croutons

My homemade croutons make any salad outstanding.—Shelley McKinney, New Castle, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 cups


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 60 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Jonna
    Feb 8, 2019

    I just loved these. I knew I was going to as soon as I smelled the spices after I mixed them up. I used my homemade sourdough bread and the croutons were divine. I do not know why I waited so long to make these from scratch.

  • mollymay4
    Dec 12, 2017

    Followed the recipe exactly as stated and they are very good! Like the other reviewers, I had to cook them longer to get the desired browning but no big deal Well worth it. Will not be having store bought croutons at our house anymore.

  • amsm
    Dec 29, 2016

    These are tasty! The seasoning combination is right on, and they toasted up nicely. They tasted great on a lettuce salad with homemade ranch! I did have to toast mine a little longer than what the recipe called for, but otherwise they came out perfect!

  • justmbeth
    Mar 24, 2014

    Good, quick croutons. Had issues gauging the quantity of 6 slices of bread for appropriate seasoning to bread ratio. My bread was small in diameter.

  • kerrizims
    Mar 17, 2014

    The seasoning is excellent. For a different flavor, omit the basil and oregano and try dill.

  • katlaydee3
    Aug 25, 2013

    Great with the Caesar Salad recipe in the same issue.

  • bdhlsk
    Aug 16, 2012

    Fast and easy !!! Taste very good !!!

  • cookingat#8
    Jun 27, 2012

    No comment left

  • intlanne
    Feb 2, 2012

    The croutons were tasty. I had to cook them a little longer than listed to crisp them up more; otherwise, the recipe was easy and quick.

  • phillips910
    Sep 1, 2011

    I like that these croutons are a low-sodium alternative to packaged croutons from the grocery store.