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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009

Vanessa Barrington


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

100 calories; 4.4 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 123 mg sodium. 69 mg potassium; 11.6 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 3.4 g protein; 1 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mcg folate; 44 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 20 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;