Turning leftover bread into crispy delicious garlic parsley croutons. Perfect on any soup or salad!
Do not commit the crime of throwing away your stale leftover bread! We have an easy recipe that turns your leftover bread into crunchy homemade croutons. This will make the perfect topping to add to all your soups or salads for that added crunch. Yum! You can easily use any type of bread you have available in your home, so whether you are gluten-free or not, this recipe will be perfect for everyone. You’ll just need a few ingredients, a sheet pan and your oven!
Croutons are super simple to make and better homemade! All you will really need is 4 ingredients, bread, garlic, olive oil, and salt + pepper. You can get fancy by using other fresh herbs, cheeses, and other spices to make a fun delicious combination to garnish on your soups or salads. No more buying those pre-packaged croutons in the supermarket. All you will only need 20 minutes to complete the whole recipe and can store for up to 5 days for freshness!
If you are looking to make homemade stuffing for this holiday season, Thanksgiving or Christmas just remember that leftover bread you have laying around in your kitchen can be transformed into something so delicious! This will become the main staple in your holiday traditions.
How To Make Garlic Parsley Croutons
Servings: 6 Cups | Course: Bread | Cuisine: American
- 1 Loaf Bread (cubed)
- 1/2 Cup Olive Oil (or Avocado Oil)
- 4 Cloves Garlic (minced or pressed)
- 2 Tbsp Dried Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley (chopped for garnish)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Time needed: 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
- Slice the loaf of bread into ½ to 1-inch squares. Place them in a medium to large bowl and side it aside.
- In a glass measuring cup, stir in the garlic (minced or 2.5 tbsp powder), dried Italian seasoning with oil. Pour the seasoning mixture into the bowl of cubed bread and toss until they are evenly coated.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. In between baking, toss the pan so that crouton can cook more evenly.
- Once done, remove it from the oven and let it cool. Once it is cool, it is ready to serve. Be sure to store it in a ziplock or airtight container up to 5 days for freshness.