Garlic Bread Croutons

Garlic Bread Croutons are easy, delicious, and cost pennies to make.

garlic bread croutons

It’s salad season at my house. We like salad all year long but when the mercury rises our salad consumption increases.

Because of that, I am always on the lookout for cheap and easy ways to add flavor to our salads. Homemade croutons are a great way to do that.

I decided to make garlic bread croutons because I almost always have the ingredients on hand for them. Texas toast was my bread of choice but if you have a baguette or French bread on hand those would work fabulously. Just be sure that the bread is a day or two old because going stale bread makes the best croutons.

I know the usual route for croutons is on a baking sheet in the oven but I made mine on the stovetop because I wanted to be able to make these all year long. I am not a fan of using the oven in July because it’s hot enough here already.

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Barbecue Salad

Grilled Chicken Club Salad

Chef’s Salad

Garlic Bread Croutons

Make your own croutons for pennies. The taste is superior to store bought and these are also freezer friendly.

Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Micha M


  • 4 slices Texas toast cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Mix together the salt, garlic powder, and parsley

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet for 2-3 minutes over medium heat

  3. Add the bread cubes and coat in oil

  4. Sprinkle the oil coated bread with the garlic mix and stir well

  5. Reduce heat to low and cook the croutons, stirring and flipping frequently until golden brown

  6. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and stir well

  7. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to one week or freeze for up to one month

Looking for salad dressings to go with your croutons? Here are some of my favorites.

Buttermilk Dressing

This easy Thousand Island Dressing is great on salads, burgers, and sandwiches. |


This post may be linked to these fabulous blogs as well as Weekend Potluck. and meal plan Monday and Whatcha Crockin’ Wednesday

Speak Your Mind

Recipe Rating


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.