Zesty Homemade Croutons Recipe

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Zesty Homemade Croutons

Peggy White


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

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15 Min
30 Min


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


1Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2Cut bread into 1 inch cubes
3Put in large mixing bowl & drizzle olive oil over the bread until well coated
4Sprinkle cheese, garlic powder, italian seasoning, and salt & pepper over bread cubes and mix
5Transfer to a large baking pan or cookie sheet and arrange to one layer
6Bake for 10 minutes, remove pan from oven and stir croutons
7Bake for 10 more minutes or until desired crunchiness
8Cool on pan and transfer to air-tight container
9Amount 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!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy