Baked French Bread Croutons Recipe Is Crunchy Perfection by 30Seconds Food

Baked French Bread Croutons Recipe Is Crunchy Perfection

What is it about croutons that elevates salads so much? Really, what's a garden or Caesar salad without croutons? Not only that, but they are also delicious as a soup topping or dipped into olive oil bread dip. Hungry yet?

This quick and easy French bread crouton recipe is crispy and loaded with flavor. To make these homemade croutons, you only need four ingredients (five if you use crushed red pepper flakes). Here is your short list to gather to make these homemade croutons today: a French baguette, olive oil, garlic salt, dried Italian seasoning and optional crushed red pepper flakes for a little kick.

Once you make these homemade low-sodium croutons, there's no going back to those pre-made ones in a box or canister. Use them on your salads, soup or however you like to eat croutons. (If you have an interesting way to use croutons, tell us in the comments section below.)

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10


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Recipe Notes

  • For easier cleanup, cover the baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Store the croutons in an airtight container.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cut the bread into cubes. Put them into a mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with the garlic salt, dried Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes, if using. Drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat. 
  3. Put the croutons in a single layer on a baking sheet. 
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 15 to 18 minutes, flipping over halfway through, or until golden. Remove and allow to cool before using. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 42

Total Fat: 3g

Saturated Fat: 0.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 36mg

Total Carbohydrate: 3.6g

Dietary Fiber: 0.2g

Total Sugars: 0.4g

Protein: 0.7g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 10mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 3mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I love the idea of making your own croutons at home. Great way to use up stale bread you may have otherwise not enjoyed as much!

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