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    Crunchy Ranch Croutons

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    25 mins

    5 mins

    20 mins

    Sharon123's Note:

    Instead of throwing away any stale bread, try this recipe for crunchy croutons. Enjoy on salads, on top of casseroles, soups, as stuffing for veggies or fish or meat. I have included variations too!

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    • 1/2 loaf sliced bread (best if bread is slightly stale)
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, melted (butter or margarine)
    • 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry ranch dressing mix


    • 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry italian herb salad dressing mix or 1 (1 ounce) envelope caeser salad dressing mix or 1 (1 ounce) envelope buttermilk salad dressing mix


    1. 1
      Cut crust from bread and discard the crust.
    2. 2
      Brush both sides of each slice of bread with olive oil, melted butter or margarine.
    3. 3
      Slice bread into 1/2-inch strips; turn and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch cubes.
    4. 4
    5. 5
      Place bread cubes in a plastic zipper bag; sprinkle with dry salad dressing mix to act as dry seasoning. Securely seal bag and shake, coating bread cubes with dry salad dressing mix.
    6. 6
      Spread cubes flat on baking sheet. Preheat oven to 325°F Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet.
    7. 7
      Note: For bigger croutons, use "Texas Toast" style bread and slice into larger 3/4-inch cubes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 15, 2010


      Oh, yummy! These were so good and so easy. They gave such a nice flavor to my salad. Thanks, Sharon!

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    Nutritional Facts for Crunchy Ranch Croutons

    Serving Size: 1 (227 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 770.6
    Calories from Fat 302
    Total Fat 33.5 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1362.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 101.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    Sugars 8.6 g
    Protein 15.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dry ranch dressing mix

    herb salad dressing mix

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