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Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons are packed with flavor, will melt in your mouth, and are easy enough to make that you will never want store-bought croutons again!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Crouton
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 112 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • 9 slices (cut about 1-inch thick) French Bread, cut into cubes
  • 12 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a large OVEN SAFE skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.

  3. Stir in garlic and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.

  4. Stir in parsley.

  5. Add the bread cubes and toss to coat. Place the skillet directly into the oven. (Depending on the size of your skillet you may need to work in batches.)

  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crispy and lightly browned. (I removed the second batch at 9 minutes, so be sure to keep an eye on these so they don't burn! Every oven will vary.) You are looking for a toasted on the edges golden brown appearance.

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