Homemade Croutons

How to Make Homemade Croutons
Learn How to Make Homemade Croutons in this easy video recipe.

Have you ever wondered how to make homemade croutons? By the time it takes to drive to the store, you can prepare a fresh homemade 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 croutons again!

How to Make Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

Recipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
Have you ever wondered how to make homemade 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 croutons again!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Salad, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 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

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cut baguette into 1/2-inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • 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.
  • Drizzle oil mixture over the bread cubes and toss lightly.
  • Now mix in the Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Layer in a single layer on a sheet pan and bake 20-25 minutes, turning once or twice during baking.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Keep these in an airtight container for up to one week.
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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