Buttery Homemade Croutons

Buttery Homemade Croutons

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


12 people
Buttery Homemade Croutons

Buttery and toasted, these easy croutons are the perfect finishing touch to any salad or soup.

Why Try? Homemade croutons are leaps and bounds better in taste and texture than the store-bought version and they are so simple to make.

This recipe calls for olive oil, but if you have leftover bacon grease, you can use that instead to really pump up the flavor. These croutons are excellent for nearly any green salad, but are especially superb with our Caesar salad recipe.


  • 1/2 loaf of Italian or French bread (10 ounces or 6 cups), cut into cubes
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed


  • 1 In a large skillet, heat the butter and oil with the garlic clove until sizzling.
  • 2 Pour oil mixture over bread cubes, toss, and then return to pan.
  • 3 Heat over medium heat and, turning as they brown, cook them until evenly toasted. Serve immediately.



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