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Easy Homemade Croutons

Use whatever day-old bread you have on hand to make these restaurant quality croutons.
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups cubed bread (heaping cups)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the bread, garlic powder, and salt. Drizzle olive oil over bread while stirring. Stir well until bread is coated by all ingredients and olive oil is absorbed.
  • Spread the bread cubes into an even layer on a sheet pan. I covered mine in foil for easy clean-up. Don’t crowd the pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. If you're using super fresh bread, they'll take a little longer to become golden brown. If the bread is stale and dry, it may brown faster, so keep an eye on it!