Making Croutons
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When good bread goes bad (or at least, goes stale) make croutons! Homemade croutons taste better than anything you can get at the store: good crunch, savory seasonings, and a nice salt in the background. And because you are making them, you can control the flavors you use so they will taste exactly the way you like them!
Cuisine: Quick and Easy Homemade Croutons
  • 1 loaf stale bread
  • ⅓ cup olive oil (or oil of your choice)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 T Italian seasoning (or 2 T of your favorite seasonings)
  • 2 T ranch seasoning (if you like)
  1. Cube the bread into small cubes.
  2. Place into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil, making sure to coat all the bread.
  4. Toss the bread or mix it with a spoon to evenly coat the bread.
  5. Add the salt, pepper and seasonings, and toss or mix with a spoon to evenly coat the bread.
  6. Cook on 375 for 15-20 minutes, until crisp but not burnt.
  7. Let cool for 30-45 minutes and then store in a plastic bag. They will keep 3-4 days, longer in the refrigerator.
Recipe by WooPigFoodie at