If you’ve ever wondered how to make homemade croutons, you’ve come to the right place. These healthier croutons only require 4 ingredients and come together in a snap.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

When I buy my Boudin sourdough bread at Costco it comes in a pack of two. These sourdough croutons are the perfect use for the second loaf of bread. Feel free to use any bread you have on hand, and to mix up the seasoning too. The flavor possibilities are endless.

I like to make these in a big batch, then store the them in a ziploc bag so I have them on hand to easily toss in to salads or use to garnish soups. But you can easily scale this recipe down if you need a smaller serving of croutons.

You need bread, olive oil, garlic salt and Parmesan cheese.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

Start by stacking up a few pieces of bread.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

Slice the bread length ways into thirds.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

Then slice the bread cross wise

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

It’s ok to leave the crust on. I’m a crust lover. If you’re not, go ahead and cut them off.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

You want the cuts to be about 3/4″ squares. Try and keep them equal in size so they cook evenly.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

Now is the really easy part.

Spread the croutons in an even layer on parchment lined baking sheets. 1 loaf of bread will fill up 3 baking sheets.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

Drizzle the croutons with olive oil. No need to toss them to coat, the olive oil will drip through to the other side.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

Sprinkle on the garlic salt. I’ve tried this before with fresh garlic, but it was a tad too strong. Stick with the garlic salt.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

Last, grate on a light layer of Parmesan cheese.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

Now they’re all ready to toast up in the oven. Cook at 300 degrees for about 30 minutes, tossing 2-3 times and rotating baking sheets if necessary. Cook until golden brown and crispy.

Before. Just hunks of bread.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

After. Now transformed in to crispy & tasty croutons.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

These taste so much better homemade. Now you never need to buy croutons again.

Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons

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Garlic Parmesan Homemade Croutons


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of sourdough bread
  • 6 tbs olive oil, divided
  • 3 tbs garlic salt, divided
  • 3 tbs grated parmesan, divided

Instructions

  1. 1. Cut the bread in to 3/4 inch pieces. Spread an even layer of croutons on parchment lined baking sheet. 1 loaf of bread will fill 3 baking sheets.
  2. 2. For each baking sheet full of croutons drizzle on 2 tbs olive oil, 1 tbs garlic salt and 1 tbs grated parmesan. No need to toss to combine.
  3. 3. Cook in 300 degree oven for about 30 minutes, tossing the croutons every 10 minutes and rotating cookie sheets if necessary. Cook until golden brown and crispy.

Notes

Store in a ziploc bag. Will keep for 3 months. Use in salads or to top soups.

Feel free to use any bread you have on hand such as italian or whole wheat. If you don’t want to make a whole loaf, recipe can easily be scaled down to make smaller servings.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 21g