Versatile homemade croutons recipe.

Homemade Croutons Recipe

Homemade Croutons are one of those simple pleasures that I look forward to every week when I whip up a quick batch for my family. They’re super simple to make and they add a little extra love to our salads.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword croutons
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 people
Calories 140kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 1 loaf french bread a few days old, about 4 heaping cups of bread cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning


  • Move the oven rack to the middle positions and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Slice the bread into small 1-inch cubes.
    Step 1 - How to Make Croutons
  • Transfer the bread cubes to a parchment or silicone baking mat lined baking sheet.
    Step 2 - How to Make Croutons
  • Pour the butter, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning over the bread cubes. Toss the croutons with your hands until they are evenly coated.
    Step 3 - How to Make Croutons
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the croutons are nice and golden brown. Cool your pan on a wire rack until they reach room temperature, and then serve them on top of your favorite salad.
    The best croutons for any salad recipe!


The calories for this recipe really depends on the bread that you use to make the croutons. Please view the nutritional information as an estimate. 


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.4mg