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Croutons on a baking sheet.

How To Make Croutons

All your crouton questions are answered, because after all, what is a salad—or a soup, for that matter—without them? Learn how to make the best croutons you’ve ever tasted out of leftover bread or baguette, right here.
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 122kcal


  • 1 loaf bread
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and adjust oven rack to middle position.
  • Dice bread into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Toss bread in extra virgin olive oil to coat. Then sprinkle with salt or other seasonings, as desired.
  • On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spread the bread cubes evenly for baking.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until desired brownness.


Calories: 122kcal