Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Taste of Home June/July 2006. I added more garlic and onion powder to ours to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In an ungreased 9 X 13 X 2 pan, combine all ingredients except bread.
  2. Place in a 300 degree oven until butter is completely melted.
  3. Remove from oven and stir to mix.
  4. Add bread cubes and toss to coat well.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  6. Cool.
  7. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Most Helpful

I agree with a previous reviewer, why buy store made croutons again!!! I love the flavor of the mixture, although, I did leave out the basil and just used with the garlic & onion powders. I think next time I would make twice the amount of butter/oil mixture, as I want more of a coating on the cubes, but that is a personal (more fattening, lol) preference. Thanks so much for sharing a great recipe and a money saving recipe. Congrats again on your win in the Football Pool.

diner524 November 08, 2011

Nice croutons! I made these as directed but added more garlic powder - I love garlic-y croutons. Simple and good. Congrats again on your Football win, Sherrybeth!

lazyme December 03, 2011

These are so much better than the hard little croutons you buy at the store. I loved the seasoning on these, and the crispiness was just right. They were crispy without being dried out and hard. It's a great way to use up bread that has been sitting around for a few days. I will never buy croutons at the store again. Thanks for a great recipe, Sherrybeth.

Crafty Lady 13 March 24, 2009