Homemade Croutons

Have you ever wondered how to make croutons? By the time it takes to drive to the store, you can prepare a freshly made crouton recipe using a day-old French baguette, parmesan cheese, olive oil, flat leaf parsley and garlic. Use these in your favorite stuffing recipe, on top of pumpkin soup or cheddar-ale soup, or with your favorite Caesar salad. You’ll never buy store-bought again!

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons


  • One day-old French baguette, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic-shallot puree or 4 cloves or mashed garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cut baguette into 1/2-inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a pan, heat the olive oil and butter together. When melted, stir in the garlic. Cook down, stirring, about 2 minutes. Remove larger bits of garlic.
  4. Drizzle oil mixture over the bread cubes and toss lightly.
  5. Now mix in the Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.
  6. Layer in a single layer on a sheet pan and bake 20-25 minutes, turning once or twice during baking.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool. Keep these in an airtight container for up to one week.

Recipe by Jason Hill / CookingSessions.com