Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

These croutons can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a day or so. try them on salad,soup or chili or just eat them by themselves.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed through a garlic press (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups 1/2 inch white bread cubes (from a baguette or white country loaf)


  1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the garlic, salt, and oil in a small bowl; let stand 20 minutes, then pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a medium bowl.
  3. Discard the garlic.
  4. Add the bread cubes to the bowl with the garlic oil and toss to coat.
  5. Spread the bread cubes in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 15 minutes.
  6. Cool on the baking sheet to room temperature.


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I'm never buying croutons in a store again. Thanks for a great recipe!

Krsi Sue March 28, 2006

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