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Garlic Herb Parmesan Croutons


1 cup


25 mins


Delicious, super crispy homemade croutons that taste better than anything store-bought. From prep to the dinner table, this easy recipe takes just 25 minutes to make!


– 5 cloves garlic (peeled and lightly pounded) – ▢1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley leaves – ▢1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste – ▢1/4 cup olive oil – ▢4 pieces bread (cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 6 cups)) – ▢1/4 cup finely grated fresh Parmesan

Step 1

– Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C). – In a small saucepan combine the garlic, parsley, salt, and the oil and simmer the mixture for 3 minutes. Discard the garlic.

Step 2

– In a bowl, toss the bread cubes with the oil mixture, spread them in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 3

– Bake in the middle of the oven for 8 minutes. Sprinkle the croutons with the Parmesan and bake them for 5 minutes more, or until they are golden. Sprinkle the croutons with the additional salt and let them cool.

Step 4

– The croutons keep in an airtight container for 1 week. Serve the croutons as a topping for tossed green salad.

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