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Crispy Homemade Garlic-Herb Croutons

Author Serving Up Southern


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups day-old bread
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced fine
  • 3 teaspoons basil
  • 3 teaspoons oregano
  • 3 teaspoons parsley
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degress

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter with olive oil.
  • Add garlic and cook over low heat until very fragrant.
  • In a large bowl, toss the bread cubes with the herbs.
  • Drizzle the butter and oil mixture over the bread cubes and toss.
  • Let the bread cubes sit for a minute allowing to absorb all the butter mixture.
  • Spread the bread cubes out on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
  • Cool and store in an airtight container .