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
- 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