Homemade Italian French Bread Croutons

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These little bad boys are super simple and absolutely delicious…not to mention impressive! Let’s be real: when someone says “blah blah blah, homemade croutons, blah blah”, your mouth is already watering.

Well, here’s how you do it…

1 Loaf french bread
5 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon basil
1 Tablespoon oregano
3 Tablespoons minced garlic

What You’ll Need:
1 Pan
1 Baking sheet

Cooking Time:
10 minutes active time
30 minutes to plate

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Slice your French bread into 1/2-inch slices.
  3. Cube your slices into 1/2-inch cubes
  4. Heat the herbs, garlic, and oil in a large pan until fragrant (beginning to bubble).
  5. Add the bread cubes to the pan and toss to cover cubes.
  6. Spread the oiled bread on a greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes (until hardened and golden)
  8. Salt to taste.

…such an easy way to make people think you know what you’re doing — you’re welcome, dudes!

Homemade Italian French Bread Croutons, 3.0 out of 5 based on 28 ratings

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