Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Crunchy Croutons

“Follow the basic recipe then skip down to the various seasoning options to mix-n-match what goes with your salad, soup or meal. Life never has to be boring again!”
1 loaf

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Melt butter; remove from heat, stir in garlic powder (or other seasoning).
  3. Cut French (or Italian) bread loaf into 1/2-inch slices, then into cubes; place in large bowl.
  4. Drizzle garlic-butter over bread cubes, tossing lightly.
  5. Spread cubes in a single layer on a cookie sheet or cake pan.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, stir; bake for 5 more minutes, stir again & check to see if the cubes are dry & crispy.
  7. SEASONING OPTIONS: Use seasoning ingredients listed below--instead of the garlic listed above. All other directions remain the same!
  8. Parmesan Croutons: 3 T. Parmesan, grated; 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder.
  9. Dill Croutons: 1 teaspoons dill weed.
  10. Cajun Croutons: 1 teaspoons Cajun seasoning.
  11. Onion Croutons: 1/4 teaspoons onion powder.
  12. Mustard Croutons: 1 teaspoons dry mustard, 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder.
  13. Herby Croutons: 1 teaspoons basil, 1 teaspoons oregano, 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder.
  14. Pizza Croutons: 1 teaspoons basil, 1 teaspoons oregano, 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder.
  15. Now--come up with some of your own!

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