Homemade croutons

Learn how to make croutons at home with our simple recipe, method and top tips. These will make crunchy toppings for soups, salads and warming pasta bakes

  • Cook:10 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 129
  • fat 4g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 18g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.53g


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 thick slices sourdough bread
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds
  • 1 tbsp parsley


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  1. Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Rub the whole garlic clove over both sides of the sourdough. Tear it into rough chunks and toss with the oil, a good pinch of salt and the seeds.

  2. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 mins until golden and crisp. Mix with the chopped parsley. Sprinkle on soup or a salad for added crunch.

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