Yummy Garlic Croutons Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Yummy Garlic Croutons Recipe
  • READY IN 13 mins

Yummy Garlic Croutons

Recipe by  

"I eat Caesar salads just for the these croutons!"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    13 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cut bread into small cubes and place onto a shallow baking pan or cookie sheet.
  3. Drizzle oil over the bread to lightly cover and sprinkle with garlic powder and basil.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown and toasted.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 17, 2003

This was great! Makes 6 servings??? Maybe if you're eating them as a snack, but it goes a LONG ways as salad croutons. I found it easier to make 1/2 batch at a time, and to first put the bread cubes in a large bowl and pour the oil (I substituted 1/4 cup olive oil & 1/4 cup melted margarine) over the cubes and then add the seasoning and mix well, before placing them on the baking pan. Will definately add this to my list of favorites!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 07, 2011

6-4-11: Used pumpernickel, was OK, but Ann thought it would have been better with different bread.

Jan 04, 2006

These are great. I used Olive Oil and parmesan cheese and my husband and I ate them like there was no tomorrow. I have also added a tablespoon of butter to the olive oil, added the basil and chopped garlic and simmered on low heat for about 10 minutes to really get the flavors infused. We loved it! We will never buy store croutons again unless we absolutely have to.

Sep 27, 2010

Yummy is definitely the word to describe these! I'll NEVER ever go back to store bought again! I had a loaf of Italian bread that was going stale and this recipe was perfect for it. I used EVOO instead of veg. oil and tossed them instead of just drizzling the mixture over top. I baked them at 375 instead of 400 and watched them carefully so they didn't burn. I turned them during cooking. So good, I made a second batch and experimented with using a packet of Good Seasons Italian Salad dressing mix plus some minced garlic along with the olive oil. I think you can mix up just about any combination of herbs, spices, and add in some grated cheese and it'll turn out great! A perfect add-in to salads, soups, casseroles - whatever you can think of...

Nov 13, 2003

Yummy croutons for snacking, for salads and for recipes that call for bread crumb toppings. Just pulse in the food processor and you have instant seasoned bread crumb. I put all the ingredients in a plastic bag and shake. Substitute half garlic-flavored olive oil and half melted butter for the vegetable oil.Thanks Laura.

Sep 12, 2005

I used olive oil and regular white bread. I also baked at a lower temperature, as I've heard these can burn easily. Quite tasty and I plan to make again.

Dec 02, 2004

I used melted butter instead of vegetable oil and used thinly sliced baguettes instead to make little toasts for a spinach and artichoke dip. I didn't measure the garlic powder and basil but rather just sprinkled a little bit over each piece. I also sprinkled a bit of paprika on the center of each piece, which looked BEAUTIFUL!! These MADE the dip, as it was a bit plain with regular bread. I will definitley make these again

Aug 04, 2005

WOW! While waiting on my husband and son to come home, my daughter and I made these and they are GREAT! We are eating them like candy....next time I am going to try a little parmesan cheese! I will never buy croutons in the store again...they are way too expensive and this is a wonderful way to use leftover bread....no waste! THANKS!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 419 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

How to Make Homemade Croutons

Watch Chef John make simple homemade croutons for salads and soups.

Roasted Garlic Bread

See how to make quick-and-easy garlic bread with roasted garlic.

Garlic Aioli

Turn regular mayo into a versatile, zesty sauce for so many favorite foods.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States