Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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 Facts1/4 cup: 60 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
Mar 17, 2014
The seasoning is excellent. For a different flavor, omit the basil and oregano and try dill.
Aug 25, 2013
Great with the Caesar Salad recipe in the same issue.
Aug 16, 2012
Fast and easy !!! Taste very good !!!
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.
Sep 1, 2011
I like that these croutons are a low-sodium alternative to packaged croutons from the grocery store.
Mar 3, 2011
I had alot of leftover french bread.I doubled the recipe...I made these and we had them in our salad and nibbled at the rest for a snack..Everybody enjoyed them.