Skip the store bought croutons and make this crunchy, buttery, and zesty Homemade Garlic Croutons recipe for the perfect delicious topping on your favorite salad!
Homemade Garlic Croutons
I have to admit I’ve never been a big fan of croutons. Mr. Gracious and I used to joke that buying and eating croutons was ridiculous because they’re just stale bread! But what I think I needed was the right crouton recipe and some fresh Homemade Garlic Croutons to change my mind because I’m now a crouton-convert.
Homemade croutons are so so SO yummy and easy to make too. These make wonderful Caesar salad croutons, too, with just the right amount of zesty garlic, buttery goodness, and crunchy perfection.
Homemade Garlic Croutons Recipe
- 6 1-inch thick slices French bread, cubed
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
Chop garlic cloves. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside to sit for about 10 minutes. After allowing garlic to sit, it should be tender enough to mash with a fork into a paste. Fully mash garlic.
In a small microwave-safe mixing bowl, add mashed garlic, butter, and parsley. Microwave for about 45 seconds, until butter is fully melted.
Once butter is melted, stir to incorporate all of the ingredients. Set aside.
Place bread cubes on a large baking sheet.
Pour butter mixture on top of bread cubes and toss or stir to fully coat.
Sprinkle Parmesan on top.
Bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes
Remove from oven when croutons are golden and crunchy. Allow to cool. Then store in a freezer bag or sealed container.
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