Pizza Base Croutons

Dboz Lyfe


This is a good way to use up stale pizza bases (in NZ they're sold partially cooked to finish at home).

Living in NZ I havent found a premade pizza dough in our supermarkets (I havent looked too hard though), but you can roll little balls and bake them the same way (I would think these would be delicious).

Use your preferred quantities, this is my lazy way of making croutons in bulk to freeze in small bags for easy use.

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10 Min


25 Min


9 inch pizza bases (part cooked)
1 c
olive oil
50 g
butter, melted
garlic cloves, sliced or crushed
1 tsp
dried parlsey
1/2 tsp
To taste
salt & pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 200C.
In a bowl add the olive oil, garlic and herbs and stir thoroughly. (At this point you can cover with clear film and refrigerate for a couple of hours to let the flavours marinade better).
Let stand while you chop up the pizza bases into 1cm cubes. Place into a large bowl.
Into the olive oil, add the melted butter and stir until well combined.
Drizzle the butter and oil over the bowl of pizza base cubes, and use a large spoon to fold the cubes into the oil. Make sure you bring the bottom cubes to the top until they are coated in the oil.
Line a large baking pan with baking paper and fill with the oiled pizza base cubes.
Spread out the cubes but dont worry if they dont form a single layer. They will still toast beautifully but will take a bit longer than usual.
Bake in oven and stir every 5-7 minutes until they are toasted the way you like (take them out a little earlier than needed as they will crisp up quickly when they start too cool).
When done, remove from oven, sprinkle with salt and pepper and transfer to a platter to cool.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #croutons