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Easy Homemade Croutons

It’s so easy to make homemade croutons, and they are the perfect addition to any salad! Add some crunch to your favorite salad with this delicious recipe.

croutons on top of a salad

Croutons are something that I love to make for an easy way to add extra flavor and crunch to my salads.

Let’s be honest, sometimes they are the best part. 

This recipe is so simple to make, and taste so much better than store bought croutons!

All you need is bread, a few simple spices, and olive oil!

croutons on a cookie sheet

My favorite way to eat these are on a big chopped romaine salad with chick’n nuggets, carrot shreds, fresh grated sharp cheddar cheese, and chipotle ranch dressing.

I’m telling you, it is absolutely delicious! 

Why have boring salads when you can make them taste incredible at home?!

croutons on a salad

This recipe makes around 4 cups of croutons. 

We love extra croutons on our salads! 

The cook time will depend on the type of bread that you use.

Pretty much any bread will work – whole wheat, gluten free, white bread, baguettes, etc. 

Just keep an eye on it closely to make sure the croutons get nice and crispy without burning. 

Some breads are faster to crisp up, while others will take a bit longer.

croutons on a baking sheet

Just keep flipping/checking on the croutons every 5 ish minutes, and more often once they are almost done. 

The flavor is great with pretty much any salad, so the yummy dinner possibilities are endless!

Do you have a favorite salad combo? Let me know in the comments! 

croutons on a salad

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Yield: 6 servings

Easy Homemade Croutons

Easy and delicious homemade croutons. So simple and taste amazing! #croutons #homemade #salad

A simple and delicious recipe for how to make homemade easy croutons.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 6 heaping cups bread cubes
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, or enough to coat
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon oregano


  1. Place bread cubes on a baking sheet and sprinkle the tops with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and oregano. Drizzle olive oil over the top and toss until croutons are coated in oil
  2. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, then stir and flip the croutons. Bake an additional 5-15 minutes until browned and crunchy. Watch closely at the end to avoid burning
  3. Store in an airtight bag or container once cooled and enjoy within 1-2 days for best freshness.


*Note: How long these need to cook will depend on what type of bread you use.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

¼ cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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The Novice

Thursday 18th of April 2019

I love making homemade croutons! They're such a good way to use up bread that's going stale. And the perfect topping for any salad. Yummy!

Joy Shull

Friday 19th of April 2019

Yes, perfect for using up those leftovers!

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