Homemade Sourdough Croutons

Total Time
45mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

Beats the daylights out of store-bought croutons!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf sourdough bread
  • 2 12 fluid ounces olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or very finely chopped (or more, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed Italian herbs or 1 teaspoon Italian spices (OR be creative and mix your own favourite dried spices)

Directions

  1. Cut the loaf in half lengthwise and scoop out all the soft bread – DO NOT use the crust.
  2. Tear the bread into ½” to ¾” chunks.
  3. Whisk or blend together the oil, salt, pepper, garlic and mixed spices.
  4. Toss the bread chunks in the oil mixture, making sure that they are all coated.
  5. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  6. Place them on a large baking sheet and place in a 300-degree oven for 15- 20 minutes, turning them ever 5 minutes, until they are golden brown.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wanted to try a recipe that used oil rather than butter and this fit the bill. I needed croutons seasoned with sage and onion so that's what I used and it worked perfectly. It did take quite a bit longer to dry the croutons out in the oven than the recommended 20 minutes.