homemade croutons only 4 ingredients

homemade croutons in a frying pan

  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD
  • Yield: 12 servings


Homemade croutons come together quick and easy! All you need are 3 ingredients and a frying pan! 


  • 4 slices cubed bread
  • 2 tbsp butter (or olive oil)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Dash of salt (optional)


  1. Heat the butter or olive oil over medium low heat in a medium to large sized frying pan.
  2. Add the cubed bread and stir to coat with the butter/oil.
  3. Sprinkle with garlic powder and a dash of salt.
  4. Saute, stirring occasionally until the croutons turn a golden brown on both sides.
  5. Allow to cool.


Best if served immediately. If you live in a humid place they will start to go soft pretty soon!

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