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
Keyword bread, croutons
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 122kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 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