Here’s a simple EASY recipe for Homemade Croutons, to use in soups, salads and stews. It’s the perfect way to use up leftover sourdough bread! Keeps up to 2 weeks.
I hear you’ve been baking a lot of sourdough bread lately! Eating it, giving it away to family and friends, even freezing it for later.
Here’s one more thing you can do with it that I promise will come in handy during soup and stew season- make homemade sourdough croutons!
Sourdough croutons are the BEST. Not only are they full of flavor, but they are also much healthier than storebought croutons- with no preservatives, and no weird oils or flavorings. Plus you can doctor them up any way you like.
The thing about using sourdough in croutons is it has so much flavor already, you won’t need to do too much to these- a simple pinch of salt is all we typically use.
Ingredients in Sourdough Croutons:
- sourdough bread
- olive oil
- (you can add seasonings like garlic powder, but you really don’t need to!)
Why this recipe works?
- Simple, fast and easy!
- Can be made in any quantity.
- Uses up leftover sourdough bread.
- Keeps 2 weeks.
- YUMMY! 😋
We’ve been loving them in the Simple Tomato Soup from a few days ago.
Use these Sourdough Croutons in:
- Simple Tomato Soup
- Simple Celery Soup
- Roasted Butternut Soup!
- Parsnip Soup with Toasted Hazelnuts
- Feel Better Chicken Soup
- Creamy Mushroom Soup
- Curried Cauliflower Soup
Ok, happy Monday.
How to make EASY Homemade croutons – a great way to use up leftover sourdough bread! Vegan!
Preheat oven to 350F
In a bowl, toss the cubed bread with olive oil (see notes for a lighter version). If using a different quantity of bread, just lightly coat the bread in olive oil.
Sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and any optional additions.
Spread in a single layer on a sheet pan.
Bake 10-12 minutes, give a stir and continue baking until golden, another 3-5 minutes.
Let cool completely. Store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
LOWER FAT: For a lighter version- place cubed bread directly on a sheet pan. Spray with spray olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and optional garlic powder. Give a toss. Spray a little more if you like. Bake the same as above.
Feel free to use garlic salt or onion salt or seasoned salt instead of the salt.
- Serving Size: ¼ cup
- Calories: 88
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 165.1 mg
- Fat: 4 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 11.1 g
- Fiber: 0.5 g
- Protein: 2.3 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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