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zesty homemade croutons

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a recipe by
Peggy White
Peoria, AZ

My husband loves spicy & zesty food - everything has to be well seasoned! He and I came up with this recipe together.

★★★★★ 1
serves Multiple times
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For zesty homemade croutons

  • 1 pkg
    rye bread (light or dark)
  • 1 pkg
    white or wheat bread
  • 1 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp

How To Make zesty homemade croutons

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • 2
    Cut bread into 1 inch cubes
  • 3
    Put in large mixing bowl & drizzle olive oil over the bread until well coated
  • 4
    Sprinkle cheese, garlic powder, italian seasoning, and salt & pepper over bread cubes and mix
  • 5
    Transfer to a large baking pan or cookie sheet and arrange to one layer
  • 6
    Bake for 10 minutes, remove pan from oven and stir croutons
  • 7
    Bake for 10 more minutes or until desired crunchiness
  • 8
    Cool on pan and transfer to air-tight container
  • 9
    Amount of seasoning can be adjusted to your preference. Bread doesn't have to be fresh - we buy day old bread from the store's bakery. The aroma while cooking will make your house smell great!