Baking Sheet with Seasoned Croutons on it

Homemade Croutons

It could not be more simple to make croutons right at home. These Homemade Croutons come together in minutes and are perfectly seasoned for a delicious crunchy addition to salads or soups. 
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Croutons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 12 ounces bread
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Cut up bread into 1/2 inch chunks.  
  • Place diced bread onto a large rimmed baking sheet. 
  • Drizzle with olive oil and shake to coat bread. Add in seasonings and mix well to distribute seasoning evenly among bread cubes. Spread bread cubes out into even layer on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, give the pan a shake. Bake for additional 5 minutes, or until croutons are browned.
  • Use immediately, or once croutons have cooled completely, store in air tight container for up to 2 weeks.


  • You can use any bread you like to make croutons, but my personal favorite is Italian Bread or French Bread. 
  • If you would like Cheesy Croutons, add 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese to the seasoning blend before tossing the bread with the seasonings.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Croutons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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