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Quick and Easy Garlic and Herb Crouton Recipe

Easy Homemade Garlic and Herb Croutons

Homemade croutons are so good! They also happen to be easy to make and cost so much less than buying them from the store, especially if you make them with homemade bread.


To make them quickly, brush oil and dust spices on whole pieces of bread and then use a pizza cutter, to quickly cut the bread into bite size pieces.

Garlic and Herb Crouton Recipe - fast and easy method

Make sure you make extra, so you can sample them while they are cooking!

Quick and Easy Garlic and Herb Crouton Recipe
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  • 8 - 10 pieces bread (any kind, I used Gluten-free bread)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • parsley
  • thyme or sage
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Brush one side of the pieces of bread with olive oil and dust with garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, parsley. Flip the bread over and repeat.
  3. Using a pizza cutter, cut the bread up into bite size pieces and place them on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for 5 –8 minutes or until they are toasty brown, tossing the croutons every 2 – 3 minutes. I leave the croutons on the baking sheet to cool.


The croutons can be added to salads or soup, but  I will use my croutons to make Wild Rice Stuffing. If there are any leftover, I will make Baked Chicken Parmesan.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


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  2. I’m definitely going to have to make extra of these – they look absolutely addictive! Thank you for another wonderful frugal and delicious recipe!

  3. Wondering what Gluten Free Bread you use? I was just diagnosed with Celiacs and am still trying to find a great bread recipe that I love that can be bought or even made.

  4. Going to try this. I’ve made several other crouton recipes and have never been terribly happy with them. I like how you toast the bread there though and then cut it up…think it would be easier and work better!


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