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Homemade Garlic Parmesan Croutons

Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


  • 3 cups day-old bread ( I used French Bread in these photos
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Black Pepper To Taste


  • Preheat the oven to 375º F.
  • Preheat oven to 375­°.
  • In a large bowl, combine bread with the olive oil, Parmesan cheese, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss well to combine.
  • Spread the bread cubes out on a large sheet pan. Space them out evenly.
  • Bake for about 5 minutes. Stir bread cubes. Bake for another 5 minutes or until slightly golden brown and crunchy. Bake until a nice golden brown and they will feel crispy.
  • Store in an airtight container for about 1 week.


Feel free to use an airy crusty loaf you have on hand. Some recommendations are Ciabatta, Perfect Yeast Bread, Rustic Italian Bread. Enjoy! We love these.