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Homemade Croutons

Simple and tasty oven baked croutons
Author: Ginger



  • 3 cups diced bread any type you wish
  • 3 Tbsp. oil of choice or melted butter
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt

Optional Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp. dried herbs of choice
  • 1 Tbsp. parmesan cheese



  • Heat oven to 350°F. Dice bread into cubes. Put the bread cubes in a large mixing bowl, drizzle with melted butter or oil, sprinkle on the garlic salt (and herbs and parmesan if using), and toss to distribute evenly. Spread the cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil and bake until golden for 12-18 minutes, turning once or twice with a spatula. Allow to cool before sprinkling on salad. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. (Croutons made with oil will stay fresh longer than those made with butter).