Zesty Homemade Croutons

Zesty Homemade Croutons

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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

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!

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About Zesty Homemade Croutons

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

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