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Crunchy Garlic Croutons

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Who loves croutons? No salad would be complete without some delicious, Crunchy Garlic Croutons. I originally made these croutons as a garnish for my Split Pea Soup, knowing full well that the leftovers were going to top every salad that I made for weeks to come….and they did! I love the added crunch mixed with my favorite Homemade Ranch Dressing for the perfect dinner salad…..

A delicious Dinner Salad with crunchy garlic croutons! cookingwithcurls.com

These little gems are crunchy garlic perfection, and they are so simple to make!

How to make Crunchy Garlic Croutons:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat butter and oil in a small saucepan until melted…..

Crunchy Garlic Croutons butter cookingwithcurls.com

Stir in the garlic and parsley, and season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Set aside while you chop the bread cubes. I used leftover bread bowls, but you could also use French bread. Any day old bread works perfectly.

Place the bread cubes in a large bowl…..

Crunchy Garlic Croutons bread cookingwithcurls.com

Pour the butter mixture over the bread cubes and gently toss to combine…..

Crunchy Garlic Croutons mix cookingwithcurls.com

Spread out evenly on a silpat lined baking sheet…..

Crunchy Garlic Croutons bake cookingwithcurls.com

Bake until golden brown and crunchy, about 20 minutes. Cool completely before serving…..

Crunchy Garlic Croutons are perfect on salads and soups! cookingwithcurls.com

Use them to top of your salad or soup…like this Split Pea Soup…..

A big bowl of Split Pea Soup with Homemade Croutons and Bacon! cookingwithcurls.com

or by the handful, lol. They are crunchy, yummy, delicious!

Enjoy!!

Crunchy Garlic Croutons are perfect on salads and soups! cookingwithcurls.com

Crunchy Garlic Croutons

Crunchy Garlic Croutons are perfect on salads and soups! 
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, croutons, garlic, recipe, salad, topping
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 394kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 5 cups chopped stale bread cubes (1 pound loaf of bread)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat butter and oil in a small saucepan until butter is melted.
  • Stir in the garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Chop up bread cubes and place in a large bowl, set aside.
  • Pour butter mixture over the bread cubes and gently toss to combine.
  • Spread out on a silpat lined baking sheet and bake for until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
  • Store leftover croutons in a sealed container.

Notes

Amount of servings being 12 is a guess.

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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