DIY Garlic Croutons

Crunchy and flavorful Garlic Croutons are a snap to make at home with some leftover bread and a few other kitchen staples.




  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the bread cubes with the olive oil to evenly coat. Toss in the sea salt, pepper, garlic and chives, dispersing evenly throughout the mixture.
  3. Divide the mixture between the two prepared baking sheets, spreading the bread cubes out to a single layer on each sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crisp, switching and rotating the baking sheets halfway through the baking cycle and tossing the bread cubes every 5 minutes or so to promote even cooking and prevent burning. Cool on baking sheets and store in an airtight container.


*You can easily scale this recipe to make more or less croutons.

** Preferably day-old bread (or older!)

*** Dried minced onion or shallots would work as well.