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Easy Homemade Croutons recipe

Perfectly seasoned buttery croutons will take your next salad to a new level! So easy to make in just 15 minutes! They taste just like the restaurant kind.

Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade croutons, salad topping
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 125 kcal
Author Anna


  • 4 cups cubed baguette
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt skip if using salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1.5 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Slice baguette into cubes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk melted butter with seasoning.
  4. Toss bread cubes with seasoned butter.
  5. Spread evenly on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately or cool completely and store in sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Do not use margarine or spread. It contains water so the croutons will burn and won't be buttery.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Croutons recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 384mg17%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.