Homemade Croutons: a delicious and simple recipe for croutons that are perfect for soups, salads, and more!
Give me bread in any form and I am happy. I like my bread sweet and I like it savory. I even like it crunchy. These homemade croutons are a combination of french bread, olive oil, spices, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. You can even use Tastefully Simples Bountiful Beer Bread Mix as the base for this recipe. They are delicious and I may have eaten more in one sitting than I care to admit. You will never want to buy croutons at the store again. Seriously….not only do you not have to break a tooth on those things anymore you can make these just the way you like them! Butter and garlic, Thyme and Rosemary, Italian Seasoning, the list could go on. With the holidays right around the corner these homemade croutons can add a fun homemade touch to your Thanksgiving spread and holiday parties. Tastefully Simple has some delicious Thanksgiving Entertaining Ideas such as their Roasted Cauliflower Soup that these go perfectly with.
- 4 cups french bread , cubed
- 3-4 Tbsp . olive oil
- 1/4-1/2 tsp . favorite spices , I used Italian seasoning and a sprinkle of garlic salt
- 2-3 TBSP . parmesan cheese , optional
- Cut your french bread into cubes.
- Place in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, spices and parmesan cheese.
- Place on a baking sheet. Make sure you don't overcrowd your baking sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until desired crunchiness is achieved 🙂
These homemade croutons are perfect for salads and soups! I love the comfort food fall brings and homemade soup is one of my family’s favorites. Making big batches of soup one day and freezing some for another day can really save some time. I paired these homemade croutons with this roasted broccoli soup. It was a spin off of Tastefully Simple’s Roasted Cauliflower Soup using broccoli simply because my husband doesn’t like cauliflower 🙂
I love roasting veggies. It really brings out the flavor so I love that this recipe had you roast the broccoli before blending it.
You can certainly use regular olive oil which is what my husband and I prefer, but this roasted garlic infused oil adds a fun depth of flavor to your dish.
My kids also liked these homemade croutons. Next time I plan to make them slightly larger so they are easier for dipping. They could be a fun way to have you kids try out a new soup as well.