Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons

These homemade garlic butter croutons are full of flavor and perfect on top of soup or salad. Full of flavor and ready in just about 30 minutes. 

I have a friend who owns an ice cream shop near my work called The Blue Pig. During the fall she starts serving soup and starts making these ahhhhhhhhhhhmazing garlic butter croutons. Sometimes I will go to her shop, chat and then starts shoveling fists full of these gems into my mouth. They are that good!

They are even better served on top of homemade tomato soup and of course on salad. Or, you could easily just sit down with a bowl and treat them like potato chips. It’s your call. I won’t judge you.

These beauties are tossed in butter, garlic and lots of salt. These are not the “low-fat” croutons so you should probably eat them in moderation. Unless you are a fan of delicious goodness. Then you should probably shovel them into your mouth by the fistful. Again, no judgement here. I certainly wouldn’t blame you.

Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons

These homemade garlic butter croutons are full of flavor and perfect on top of soup or salad. Full of flavor and ready in just about 30 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf crusty French bread - left out overnight
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1-2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut French bread into 1-inch squares and set aside.

In a large pot melt down butter, add salt and garlic. Remove from heat and add in cut up bread. Toss until butter is soaked into the bread and flavors are evenly distributed over bread.

Spread butter soaked bread onto a silpat (or parchment) lined sheet pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until browned. Toss once or twice during baking to ensure all sides are perfectly toasted.