Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons

It only takes a few minutes to make your own homemade croutons, and while it may not be QUITE as easy as just buying a bag of croutons at the grocery store, it’s pretty darn close!

The combination of garlic and butter is hard to beat…and when you add that to bread, even better!

Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons
Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons

While croutons are always good on salad, I really love adding them to soup, as well. I put these some tomato soup, and also topped some butternut squash apple soup with them! Yum!

Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons
Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons
Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons

Yield: 3-4 cups of finished croutonsPin it

Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons

Homemade croutons don't take much time or effort, and they add such a nice, crispy crunch full of flavor to any soup or salad - or just eat a handful on their own!

prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins

ingredients:

1/2 pound of white bread, cubed (about half a large French loaf)
3 tbsp. olive oil (plus more for drizzle)
3 tbsp. butter, melted
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion salt
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried parsley (or more, to taste)





instructions

Preheat oven to 375F
In a microwaveable dish, add your butter, and melt in the microwave
Add your olive oil to your melted butter
Add in onion salt, garlic powder, salt, and parsley and mix well
Add half of your cubed bread to a large bowl
Mix half of your butter/oil mix to half of the bread, mix well
Add the second half of the bread cubes to the bowl
Add the rest of the butter/oil and mix well with your hands until all pieces are lightly coated
Spread your bread cubes onto a large non-stick pan
Bake for ten minutes
Stir well
Bake for another five minutes
Stir, and continue to bake/stir until your croutons are light golden and crispy (mine took about 20 minutes total)
I finished mine with a drizzle of olive oil and mixed well
Store in an airtight container and use within a week
*Don't overcook unless you like burnt croutons!
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So, do yourself a favor and whip up a quick batch of homemade croutons and crunch your way to happiness with these buttery, garlic delights!

Hope you love them!

xo - C