Forevermama's Crunchy Parmesan Croutons!

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"These croutons originally were part of a minestrone soup recipe. The soup was nothing to write home about and not a keeper but the croutons were to die for! I've doubled and quadrupled this recipe because my kids can eat these as if they were potato chips. It is truly scrumptious especially over a "good" soup or salad. This is a great way to use up stale bread."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (57.5 g)
  • Calories 234.3
  • Total Fat - 14.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 209.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.2 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Calcium - 113.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat,

Step 2

Add the garlic and cook for 3 minutes, to flavor the oil, being careful not to burn the garlic. (garlic may be removed or left in, up to individual taste. But if left in be very careful not to burn garlic).

Step 3

Add the bread cubes and toss to coat. Saute until golden brown on all sides and crisped up.

Step 4

Season lightly with salt.

Step 5

Sprinkle parmesan over hot croutons of desired.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Super easy, super good and as I thought perfect for our family favourite recipe 7456. I too crisped my cubes in the oven, also strained out my garlic to avoid burning adding back to complete with awesome results! Made for one great salad!


review by:
(5 Nov 2020)

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Wonderful! I don't think I'll ever purchase store-bought croutons again. These croutons were fabulous over my salad with homemade Roquefort dressing. We were in heaven!


(18 Mar 2018)


I crisped mine in the oven, so they would be nice and crunchy. And what a stellar crouton. You can't even compare them to store bought. The olive oil gives them such a rich flavor.


review by:
(9 Sep 2015)


I really hate the boxed croutons I've tryed a few different recipes on the web but yours really deserves 5 stars plus more, I love the idea of fresh garlic instead of the powder. I will use this recipe again. Thanks ForeverMama


review by:
(12 Jul 2014)

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