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Homemade Croutons Recipe

Want to make your own croutons this holiday season? Then try our buttery homemade croutons recipe. Crunchy toasted bread flavored with butter and spices!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, Italian Inspired
Keyword: best homemade croutons, croutons recipe, easy homemade croutons, homemade croutons, homemade croutons recipe, how to make homemade croutons
Servings: 20 Servings
Calories: 152kcal


  • 14 Ounces Italian Bread (or French, stale, cut into one ((1)) inch cubes)
  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasonings
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt (optional or to taste)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and cut the bread into 1 inch cubes.
  • In a small bowl, combine butter, Italian seasonings, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Place stale, cubed bread in a large bowl, and drizzle the butter mixture a little a time onto the bread. Toss the bread as the butter is being drizzled to ensure even coating. After the butter is completely used, continue to toss the bread until all the seasonings are evenly distributed.
  • Transfer the bread onto 2 baking sheets, and bake for 10 minutes stirring at 5 minute intervals. If the croutons aren’t crispy enough at 10 minutes, add an additional 3-5 minutes of bake time.
  • Remove from the oven, and allow the croutons to cool on the baking sheet before transferring to a large plastic zip bag or an airtight container for storage. Can be stored on your counter for up to 5 days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of approximately two (2) tablespoons. Actual calories will vary.
*If the bread is fresh, cut it into cubes and place it onto baking sheets. Bake at 250 degrees for 30-45 minutes, stirring at 15 minute intervals. This will dry out the bread. Continue with the recipe as written.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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