How To Make Croutons

How To Make Croutons

Three words: Easy. Easy. Easy. Homemade croutons leave all the others in the dust. I like to use fresh Italian bakery style ciabatta bread. Day old bread is okay but to me, fresh bread makes… fresh croutons. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Makes: about 40

How To Make Croutons


  • 4 one-inch thick slices of ciabatta bread
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cut bread into 1-inch chunks.
  3. Place in a bowl or plastic bag (a produce bag is good).
  4. Add oil, salt & pepper. Toss/smoosh to coat.
  5. Spread on an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, turning once.

Notes: Additions you can make: fresh garlic, fresh parsley, dried oregano or basil, onion powder, garlic powder, or parmesan.

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3 Comments on "How To Make Croutons"

  1. Shannon

    Just made these to go over a Caesar salad for dinner tonight. They were great! I sprinkled them with garlic sea salt….yummy! Thank you!

  2. Kathleen Kennedy

    These were fantastic! And I forgot to take a photo. I’ll do that next time I make them which will be soon. I ate them ALL !

  3. Lois Hathaway

    I make mine the same way! Super easy and, yes, ciabatta is the best!

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