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Homemade croutons are so easy and simple to make! All you need is a bit of olive oil and seasoning for a delicious addition to salads and soups!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 cups


  • 4 cups bread, torn into ½-inch cubes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano (alternatively, you can use dried chives, rosemary, etc.)
  • Salt to taste (I like flaky salt for this)


  1. Place rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F on broil.

  2. Toss all ingredients together on a baking sheet and bake flipping halfway through until edges are toasted and the croutons are golden, about 10 minutes. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.


There are not many notes I can give you about making these little gems - except for one: do what you want. I love them with garlic powder and some oregano because they remind me of the croutons I loved as a kid. But I challenge you to experiment! You can go the old traditional just olive oil with a sprinkle of salt route, or you can experiment with bacon fat instead of olive oil (PS. I have and it's delicious).
So now, your perfect crouton is now your mission to discover!
Also, as a note, I find the 1 cup of croutons to 1 tablespoon of fat is a nice little ratio - so feel free to scale down or scale up the recipe.