Good-quality artisan bread makes the best croutons. If you have a loaf of bread getting stale, make up a batch for tonight's salad.

Vanessa Barrington
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Tear bread into 1/2- to 1-inch irregular pieces. Place on a large baking sheet and toss with oil. Season with pepper. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.


Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

99.6 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 11.6g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.6g 7% DV; sugars 1.2g; fat 4.4g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 1.2IU; vitamin cmg; folate 11.3mcg 3% DV; calcium 43.7mg 4% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 20.3mg 7% DV; potassium 69.4mg 2% DV; sodium 122.6mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 11% DV; added sugar 1g.