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Homemade Croutons Recipe

Learn how to make croutons from scratch to use on soups, salads and more! These croutons are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 20
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Amy Duska


  • 1 loaf sourdough bread (or bread of your choice)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice the bread into ¾" cubes and place them into a mixing bowl. Toss the cubes with the olive oil and seasonings. Spread them in an even layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Make sure to toss them halfway through the baking time. (This could take more or less time depending on how thick and dry your bread is.)


  • The croutons will last in an air-tight container for 2-5 days. The croutons will continue to dry out and harden the longer they sit. The softer they are after baking, the longer they will last in the container.
  • They can be frozen in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg