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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Garlic & Parmesan Croutons

It's so easy to make your own croutons - and they taste better than the store-bought kind, too! These Garlic & Parmesan Croutons are great on top of salads or soup and they make an easy snack!

It's so easy to make your own croutons - and they taste better than store-bought too! These Garlic & Parmesan Croutons are great on top of salads or soup and they make an easy snack!

With the dawn of a new year on the horizon, I've been thinking about how I want to make 2016 a better year than 2015 ... and although I don't necessarily believe in making resolutions, I do like having goals! Goals help me know where I'm going and help me stay on track!

One of the things I want to work more on in the new year is cutting out more processed food - or food that I can just as easily make (better) at home! Of course, it will take a bit of planning, but it's something I've been working towards for awhile! While I may still grab something from the store for convenience sake, I hope to continue to rely on these convenience products less and less. Something that was easy for me to switch out was these Garlic & Parmesan Croutons instead of the store-bought stuff!

Not only are most of the store brands over-priced for what you get, but let's be honest ... they don't really have wow-factor. They're usually kinda bland ... amiright?! I knew I could make them better and cheaper at home, so that's exactly what I started doing!

It's so easy to make your own croutons - and they taste better than store-bought too! These Garlic & Parmesan Croutons are great on top of salads or soup and they make an easy snack!

This Garlic & Parmesan Croutons recipe is a good recipe to have on hand. It's the perfect way to use up the last little bits of bread or bread that has seen better days! I like to use French Bread to make my croutons since I almost always have some on hand - but I have used just regular white/wheat bread slices too! Once I started making my own croutons, I just can't justify spending money on the store-bought kind! Not to mention, these homemade Garlic & Parmesan Croutons taste sooooo much better than anything you'll find at the store! I love them so much, I like to have a few as a snack sometimes! Of course, they're perfect on your favorite salads - or even soup, too!

It's so easy to make your own croutons - and they taste better than store-bought too! These Garlic & Parmesan Croutons are great on top of salads or soup and they make an easy snack!

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Garlic & Parmesan Croutons
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients 
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 5 slices day-old bread (¾-inch thick), cut into cubes
Note: You can remove the crusts from the bread if you prefer.

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

    2. In a large bowl, mix butter, Parmesan cheese, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, and salt together. Add bread cubes and gently mix with a spatula to coat. Spread coated bread cubes onto a baking sheet.

    3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 12-18 minutes. Cool croutons completely before using.

    4. Store in an airtight container.

    It's so easy to make your own croutons - and they taste better than store-bought too! These Garlic & Parmesan Croutons are great on top of salads or soup and they make an easy snack!

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    3 comments:

    1. Jamie, these look delicious and so much better than from a box! Pinned! Wishing you and your family health, happiness and joy for 2016! Hugs!

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    2. I love making homemade croutons, and these look absolutely delicious, Jamie! I don't think these would make it the salad, though. :)

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    3. Homemade croutons are SO much better than store bought. These ones look especially delicious!

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    I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond. :)

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