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Crispy Garlicky Croutons Recipe

Nothing beats the mouthwatering flavor of homemade croutons.  If you’ve never made your own, try this easy recipe. You’ll never want to buy them again.

Homemade Croutons

Yesterday I shared this scrumptious Creamy Caesar Salad recipe.  Remember how luscious that eggless Caesar dressing was?

Store bought croutons just don’t do a great Caesar salad justice.

In fact, store bought croutons are completely obsolete once you see how easy it is to make your own.

Homemade croutons are unparalleled in flavor, crunch, and simplicity…

Homemade Croutons

The fact that these homemade croutons are chock full of goodness, without any undesirable ingredients…it closes the deal.

This croutons recipe is sooo delicious, pretty much everyone in my house grabs them by the handful to “try” before tossing a couple more handfuls onto their crispy greens.

Your family and friends will be super wowed by your homemade croutons.  And you won’t need to tell them how easy it was.

Homemade Croutons 3

You can taste the difference immediately.

These crispy, garlicky croutons are not only terrifically crispy and full of flavor, they also keep beautifully in an airtight container at room temp.

I try to keep the pantry stocked with these croutons, but I tell ya, they magically disappear in a pinch every time.

Perfect for all your greens-topping, crunch-munching needs.


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Homemade Croutons

Crispy Garlicky Croutons Recipe

5 from 1 vote
This is the perfect croutons recipe. Crispy, garlicky, and seasoned just the way you want it. No strange ingredients. These keep nicely in an airtight container at room temp.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Amy Dong


  • cup olive oil
  • 4 cups cubed French bread, at least a day old
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400F, with rack on upper middle position. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Place cubed French bread on baking sheet in a single layer.
  • In a heavy skillet over medium heat, add oil and heat until it's hot. Add minced garlic and stir until lightly browned. Remove from heat and strain out the garlic, keeping just the oil.
  • Stir parsley, a sprinkle of kosher salt, and a few dashes of freshly ground black pepper into the hot oil. Stir to combine. Gently and slowly pour oil mixture onto the cubed bread on baking sheet, as evenly as possible. Toss gently until all the bread cubes are coated with oil mixture.
  • Rearrange bread cubes in a single layer and bake about 15 minutes, or until croutons are crispy and golden brown. Add more salt and pepper to taste, if needed.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American

Source:  Chew Out Loud

Here’s a salad or two that would love to be topped with above croutons!

  1.  The Best Creamy Caesar Salad.  It’s risky to call something the best, but in this case, you may agree.  The dressing is amazing.

Creamy Caesar Salad

  1.  Honey Avocado Mango Salad.  Light, delicious, and perfect for lunch!

Avocado Mango Gorgonzola Salad

  1.  Ok, you might not pour croutons on this Mexican Taco Salad.  But it’s sooo good, it needs a spot here.  This feeds a crowd and is crowd-pleasing.

Mexican Beef Taco Salad

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