Crunchy Ranch Croutons

Recipe by Sharon123
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READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    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
  • Variation
  • 1
    (1 ounce) envelope caeser salad dressing mix or (1 ounce) envelope buttermilk salad dressing mix
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut crust from bread and discard the crust.
  • Brush both sides of each slice of bread with olive oil, melted butter or margarine.
  • Slice bread into 1/2-inch strips; turn and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch cubes.
  • Optional:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Note: For bigger croutons, use "Texas Toast" style bread and slice into larger 3/4-inch cubes.
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