Perfect Homemade Croutons
These awesome croutons add the perfect crunch to your salads and soups. Feel free to use store-bought or homemade Italian dressing–they come out great whichever you use.
large cookie sheet
(not moldy!), cubed in half- to one-inch chunks
enough to make all bread cubes evenly wet
ziploc bag or bowl with lid
large enough to fit all of your croutons, with room to shake them around
Place bread cubes in your ziploc, and pour italian dressing in the bag, enough to coat your bread cubes well.
Close your bag and shake em up.
Convect bake on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 20 minutes OR regular bake at 400 for 25 minutes (cut the time if you like them lighter).
Remove from oven, allow to cool, then store in the refrigerator for up to a week. (They may last longer, depending on your refrigerator.)
Deliciously crunchy on your summer salads, or even as a crunchy snack!
condiments, croutons, salad