Herb Garlic Parmesan Croutons

Francine Lizotte


These croutons are a much more delicious version made at home versus the ones in a box from the store. This is the perfect way to add flavor and crunch to any tossed salads!


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6 cups
15 Min
45 Min


  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 5 large
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 large
    loaf french baguette
  • 3/4 c
    grana padano or parmigiano- reggiano cheese, grated and divided
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground thyme
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 small
    pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • ·
    freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)

How to Make Herb Garlic Parmesan Croutons


  1. Mix together olive oil and garlic; let it infuse for 4 to 5 hours at room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 300ºF. Cut a baguette in half, then half and then in cubes; place in a big bowl.
  3. Using a fine sieve, strain oil infusion over the bread cubes, pressing garlic with the back of a spoon. Toss very well with a spatula until bread is completely coated. Mix half a cup of cheese with thyme, oregano, basil, cayenne and black pepper; toss well.
  4. Place cubes on a baking sheet in a single layer; bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and toss again; bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven (they won’t be cook) and press them against each other. Sprinkle the rest of Parmesan cheese; return to the oven until done and crispy, about 13 to 15 minutes. Store them in a Ziploc bag when they are completely cool.
  5. To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> youtube.com/watch?v=JeajitJ71D0

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