Italian Croutons from scratch
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3 from 2 votes

Italian Croutons from Scratch

This recipe is written to make croutons for 4 salads or soups, but that really depends on how many croutons you are accustomed to eating at one sitting
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make croutons, italian croutons
Servings: 4
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 1 Whole English Muffin or any bread will do cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • 2 Tbs good olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to “broil” (If you don’t have a broil feature, set the oven on 350).
  • Place the English Muffin (bread) pieces onto a cookie sheet. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a small bowl and mix together well with a fork.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the bread crumbs and then sprinkle well with the mixed dry ingredients. You may have extra ingredients left over.
  • Bake until browned and crunchy – if using broil – watch very closely as they will be done in only a minute or so. If baking – watch closely and expect closer to 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, cool slightly and serve over salad, soup or…?


You can change up the taste by changing the flavorings in the croutons


Calories: 100kcal